Title: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Special Edition ...
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, NY
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Soft Cover
Illustrator: Tony DiTerlizzi
Book Condition: Near Fine/Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket As Issued
Signed: Signed By Both Authors on the Full Title Page
Edition: First Edition.
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback Original
First Editions with Exclusive Lost Chapter. All three volumes signed, without inscription, by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black on the FULL title page. Unread Near Fine/Fine books without dust jackets as issued. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box with Delivery Confirmation. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Please check our inventory for additional signed Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black titles. Bookseller Inventory # 003761
Synopsis: we said no
still you looked
someone gets cooked
Review: In the Spiderwick Chronicles' second book, things get even more exciting--and kind of scary--for the Grace kids, as the strange faerie world hinted at in The Field Guide blooms to full life around them.
After making tentative peace with Thimbletack (a coveralled house brownie who's "the size of a pencil"), Jared chooses to ignore the creature's pleas that he destroy his great-great-uncle's mysterious tome, Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You. Thimbletack warns, "You kept the book despite my advice./Sooner or later there'll be a price." Sure enough, the brownie soon sniffs out a "fell smell in the air," and the disappearance of Simon's new cat starts to make sense. And if the chapter titled "IN WHICH Mallory Finally Gets to Put Her Rapier to Good Use" doesn't get your heart racing as fast as the kids', just wait till you get a load of the troll. ("Cooome baaack. I haaave something for youuu.")
The series' already-fast pace picks up quickly in the second installment, and we can begin to imagine what other sorts of trouble these three will turn up as they learn the rules to this odd (and dangerous) new world--while, of course, trying to explain away the strange goings-on to their mother. Next up, book three, Lucinda's Secret. (What's her secret? I want to know. Now! (Ages 6 to 10) --Paul Hughes
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