Title: The Wrath of Mulgarath: The Spiderwick ...
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, NY
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Illustrated Boards
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: 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing.
First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, by both Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black on the FULL title page. Also dated "10/2004" (the month after publication) by Holly Black. Unread As New book without dust jacket as issued. A beautiful collector's copy! NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT a Book Club Edition. Books bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Please check our inventory for additional signed Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black titles. Bookseller Inventory # 002061
Synopsis: Three ordinary kids, Jared, Simon, and Wallory Grace, have entered another world -- without leaving this one! Two remarkable talents, New York Times best-sellers Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, have risked everything to bring this remarkable account to light. Five books -- one thrilling adventure -- the Spiderwick Chronicles!
Their world is closer than you think.
Review: Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi pull off an impressive five for five with Wrath of Mulgarath, the satisfyingly dramatic conclusion to their series, The Spiderwick Chronicles. After the gory conclusion of the The Ironwood Tree, we don't get even a moment's reprieve before the action picks up again, in a starting chapter entitled, fittingly, "IN WHICH the World Is Turned Upside Down." Thirteen-year-old Mallory and nine-year-old twins Jared and Simon return to the Spiderwick Estate only to find their home in shambles, with trash and broken furniture scattered across the lawn and Simon's griffin chasing a "goblin" across the roof. The faerie world that the Grace kids have so slowly probed in this series has finally come home to roost. Black and DiTerlizzi pack a lot into the finale of this beautifully produced series, with dragons and goblins and elves--and even a magical cameo by Arthur Spiderwick (the long-lost author of the disappearing-reappearing Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You). We get a dramatic rescue, a clever end to a fearsome foe (with some thanks to Hogsqueal from book two), and a long denouement that leads to a final cryptic note from the author and illustrator: "Are there more ogres / and dragons to slay? / Is there more mayhem, / perhaps, on the way? / Ask Tony and Holly. / They'll swear that it's true. / But you still won't believe / what's coming for you!" (Ages 6 to 10) --Paul Hughes
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