A Giant Problem (Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles)

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9780743574693: A Giant Problem (Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles)

Talk about out of the frying pan, into the fire! I was pretty sure that my freaky stepsister and that freaky field guide of hers would ruin my life. But now it looks like they're going to ruin all of Florida, too! Okay, maybe that's not fair. Maybe all these stupid giants would be waking up anyway, but if it wasn't for her and that book, I'd be home playing video games and this would be someone else's giant problem!

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Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award, a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of both an Andre Norton Award and a Newbery Honor. She lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door. Visit her at BlackHolly.com.

Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela), and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries. You can visit him at DiTerlizzi.com.

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Andrew McCarthy's staccato reading suits the nonstop action of A GIANT PROBLEM. Starting where A NIXIE'S SONG ended, the story has Nick and Laurie facing a calamitous invasion of giants. When the giants burn down their housing development, Nick and Laurie turn to the mermaids for advice. The rippling, echoing voices of the cruel mermaids add an exotic element to the audio performance. McCarthy distinguishes each character so that dialogue is clear. He performs action sequences with equal aplomb. Sometimes he seems to read rapidly, almost stumbling in his haste. However, his pace matches the fast pace of the story. Those who follow the Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles will want to add this to their audio playlist. C.A. AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine

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