The Field Guide

The Field Guide

eBook - 2003
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When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2003.
ISBN: 9781442496194
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: text file
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Book 1 of the Spiderwick Chronicles AR 4.2


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green_pig_629
May 04, 2018

This was a great book with adorable illustrations.

I found some parts a bit frightening, because I watched the movie first, and I was expecting something terrible to happen like in the movie, but it was comparatively light.

For those of you who've watched the movie; the movie is a combination of all of the books combined. This book is only the very first part of the movie.

The three Grace children, ages, nine, nine, and thirteen, move into thier nutty great-aunt's house and before they know it strange things start happening all around them, maybe their aunt isn't so nutty after all.

Join the Graces on a rocky ride through the half-rotted house as they try to avaid their mother; who blames Jason for everything. Very enjoyable read. Ages 8+.

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YiChingJaniceChen
Aug 16, 2017

It's an interesting and full of adventures series of books for my son, who just turned 10. He enjoys reading it ..
I read it as well and I think it is a nice light book to read for adults too. The story is full of fantasy and there are interesting drawings to make the story more vivid.

PimaLib_Kids Mar 15, 2017

The book is well written. Great adventures in the book. Phaedra, age 10.

blue_bird_3915 Dec 04, 2016

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simonrocks2005
Aug 01, 2015

Awsome!

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sfogs
Jul 11, 2014

Cool story!

violet_dog_4983 Jul 09, 2014

I love this series, but I haven't seen the film\ movie! still LOVE IT!!!!!!!

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thebecca
Mar 19, 2014

I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!!

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LaPhenixa
Nov 22, 2013

Cute and fun. The illustrations are great, the characters are strong, and I'm eager to start the next book!

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bannierj
Aug 22, 2012

Full of detail, imaginative, yet still short and sweet, I would recommend this book for any fantasy series fan, and fantasy series “shoppers”, no matter how reluctant ages 8-13.

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Mallory Grace: What happens when Mulgarath gets the book?
Thimbletack: I die. You die. We all die. Bye-bye.
Mallory Grace: [turns to Jared; voice quavering slightly] What does he mean, 'we all die'?
Jared Grace: I think he means... we all die.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Aunt Lucinda Spiderwick: [showing scars on forearm] If they say 'suicide' and you say 'goblins', this place is where they put you.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Hogsqueal: [as the griffin is soaring far overhead] Fly as you want. Griffin! I swallowed an ogre whole. You could be next!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Hogsqueal: Bird!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Simon Grace: [refusing to help Mallory attack Jared] I'm a pacifist.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Mallory Grace: Thanks, Spock, you're the pride of the Federation.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Jared Grace: Yes! Thank you!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Tow Truck Driver: [after running over an invisible monster] Did I hit someone?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Thimbletack: You don't see us, now you do, but only if we want you to.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Jared Grace: Why can't I see you?

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green_pig_629
May 04, 2018

green_pig_629 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99

RobertELPL Mar 04, 2017

RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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blue_dolphin_4663
Dec 31, 2014

blue_dolphin_4663 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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brown_buffalo_52
Apr 19, 2013

brown_buffalo_52 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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bannierj
Aug 22, 2012

bannierj thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 13

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liam222
Jun 14, 2012

liam222 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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MUSICinWIRES
Apr 18, 2012

MUSICinWIRES thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 10

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chocolatechip
Mar 22, 2011

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Mmaid417
Apr 25, 2017

This is my favourite book in the series. It has strong characters and introduces us to the Spiderwick family. The heroes must find the book that Spiderwick wrote, and learn to trust each other and forgive past grievances. We are also introduced to the world of fairies, and to the one helper that will remain true to the family through all their adventures. The end of the book is defiantly a cliff hanger, so you will have to get the next book in order to find out what happens.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.

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MUSICinWIRES
Apr 18, 2012

Pic.s and descriptions of fictional creatures.

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