The Field Guide, 1

The Field Guide, 1

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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.

Author: Holly Black, Tony Diterlizzi
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: 05/01/2003
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.41lbs
Size: 7.10h x 4.56w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780689859366
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.2
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 70127 / Field Guide

Award: Buckeye Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Nevada Young Readers' Award - Nominee
Award: Nene Award - Recommended
Award: Nene Award - Recommended
Award: Nene Award - Recommended
Award: Flicker Tale Children's Book Award - Winner
Award: Greenaway Medal - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Review - Children 04/15/2003 pg. 604
Publishers Weekly 04/14/2003 pg. 70
BookPage 06/01/2003 pg. 29
School Library Journal 07/01/2003 pg. 95
People Weekly 07/01/2003 pg. 50
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 07/01/2003 pg. 442
Voice of Youth Advocates 08/01/2003 pg. 234
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2003 pg. 365 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2003 pg. 365 - Recommended, Satisfactory

About the Author
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 Tales series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, The Darkest Part of the Forest, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare), and the Folk of the Air series. 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

Tony DiTerlizzi is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books for twenty years. From fanciful picture books, such as Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-This-World Moon-Pie Adventure and The Spider and the Fly (a Caldecott Honor Book), to fantastic middle grade novels like Kenny & the Dragon and the WondLa trilogy, Tony imbues each story with his rich imagination. He created The Spiderwick Chronicles with Holly Black, which has sold millions of copies around the world. You can learn more about Tony at