|With 41 fabulous full-color plates, six gatefolds, six watercolor landscapes, scores of black-and-white and color sketches of 31 faierie species, this book is destined to be a favorite of even the most demanding faierie enthusiast. Illustrations.|
From the Publisher:
It all began with a strange, mysterious correspondence left for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black at a small New England bookstore. Written by three siblings, the letter told of their great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick and an unfinished tome filled with eyewitness accounts of creatures otherwise thought to be the stuff of legend. In the #1 New York Times bestselling serial the Spiderwick Chronicles, readers were enthralled by the account of the those siblings, Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, as they battled dwarves, goblins, elves, and a diabolical ogre in their efforts to hold on to their uncle Spiderwick,s life work. Now, through the combined efforts of the Grace children and authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, Simon & Schuster is thrilled to present that work to you!
Beginning with a thoughtful and informative introduction, progressing through six exhaustive sections featuring thirty-one faerie species, and culminating with an addendum that includes observations supplied by Jared Grace, this long-awaited compendium to the worldwide Spiderwick phenomenon delivers enough information to satisfy even the most demanding faerie enthusiast. Not only will readers learn the habits and habitats of the fourteen fantastical creatures featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling chapter books, but they will be delighted and astonished by an additional seventeen creatures. Also included are dozens of snippets from Arthur Spiderwick,s personal journal as well as cameos from a few series favorites.
With so much to offer, this book is destined to be pored over for generations to come!
www.spiderwick.comPresents an introduction to the faerie world, examples of thirty-one faerie species such as boggarts, goblins, sprites and pixies, and instructions on how to prepare for faerie investigations.
The fascinating Arthur Spiderwick, great-great-uncle of the Grace children of Spiderwick Chronicles fame, has left a large, incredibly detailed, and very intriguing guide to enormous amounts of information about mystical creatures. From "around the house and yard" to "the hills and mountains" and even "outside at night," he describes a vast variety of fanciful beings. Among them are brownies, manticores, merfolk, knockers, and even those bizarre flying brutes, griffins. Notes on "The Invisible World," as well as "The Light" are provided, along with a list of equipment that includes milk, tree branches, and salt. With carefully rendered full-color paintings, sketches, and watercolors, as well as a list of resources, and an addendum from Jared Grace.