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New York Times Book Review With their evocative gothic-style pencil drawings and color illustrations, rhyming riddles, supernatural lore, and well-drawn characters, these books read like old-fashioned ripping yarns.
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.
My son brought the first book home from his school library and asked me to buy it for Christmas - I bought the set... I think he'll love it when he opens the box on Christmas Day!Published 9 months ago by Margery Knewstub
I watched the movie first, then I decided to buy the book to read. However, I've never get a chance to finish read the book. But I love the book itself, how it printed out... Read morePublished 18 months ago by ran jin
Bought this for my 7 yr old grandson - was a big hit ! Will be great reading for parent reading at bedtimePublished 20 months ago by KATHY
my daughter and I borrowed the series from a friend when she was 4 and we read it through - we LOVED it... Read morePublished on July 4 2013 by Kim
According to Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi, the text of this story was left for them by three mystery kids. Read morePublished on May 16 2010 by EA Solinas
Once my son started reading the series he could not put them down, and as a parent of a reluctant reader, it pleased me greatly! Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2007 by T. Demidoff