Title: The Field Guide/The Seeing Stone: The ...
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, NY
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Soft Cover
Illustrator: Tony DiTerlizzi
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket As Issued
Signed: Signed By Both Authors on the Full Title Page
Edition: First Edition.
Book Type: Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)
Very Rare Advance Reading Copy (ARC) of the first two volumes of the Spiderwick Chronicles bound into one volume. First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, by both Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black on the FULL title page of each story. Fine unread book with very light shelf wear; without dust jacket as issued. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT a Book Club Edition. Books will be bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box with Delivery Confirmation. Please check our inventory for additional signed Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black titles. Bookseller Inventory # 009864
Synopsis: The Grace children discover the faerie world is closer than you think in this repackage of the first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles.
After finding a mysterious, handmade field guide in the attic of the ramshackle old mansion they?ve just moved into, Jared; his twin brother, Simon; and their older sister, Mallory, discover that there?s a magical and maybe dangerous world existing parallel to our own?the world of faerie.
The Grace children want to share their story, but the faeries will do everything possible to stop them...
In honor of the tenth anniversary of the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles series, which has more than 12 million copies in print worldwide, this edition of The Field Guide features a larger trim size and an original cover with all-new art from Tony DiTerlizzi.
Review: The first book in a beautifully produced series of five, The Field Guide sets up the story of the Grace children--13-year-old Mallory and 9-year-old twins Jared and Simon--who with their mother move into the dilapidated Spiderwick Estate only to quickly find themselves sucked into a dark and fascinating world of faeries.
Superficially, the Spiderwick Chronicles smack of Lemony Snicket, with its "true story" setup and breathless warnings ("Go away/close the book/put it down/do not look"). But Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black owe no one for the intensely absorbing world they've created. Black certainly showed fey promise in her slightly freaky debut and DiTerlizzi has weird cred to spare, from his zany Jimmy Zangwow to countless credits for the Magic: The Gathering card game.
By combining their ample skill with thoughtful art direction and demanding production values, the duo has succeeded in creating a series with irresistible appeal. Each book promises a quick read, snappy plot progression, and dozens of DiTerlizzi's imaginative pen-and-ink drawings. So if you're drawn to The Field Guide at all, you might as well save yourself the trouble and make sure you have the second book (The Seeing Stone handy. (Ages 6 to 10) --Paul Hughes
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