The Ironwood Tree by Holly Black

(9.0/10) The Spiderwick Chronicles heat up with doppelgangers, then dwarves, then a dastardly double-cross.

First a pack of vile, smelly goblins snatch Simon. Then a band of elves try to entrap Jared. Why is the entire faerie world so eager to get their hands on Spiderwick's Guide? And will the Grace children be left alone, now that the Guide has mysteriously disappeared? Don't count on it! At school, someone is running around pretending to be Jared, and it's not Simon. To make matters even worse, now Mallory has disappeared and something foul in the water is killing off all the plants and animals for miles around. Clues point to the old abandoned quarry, just outside of town. Dwarves have taken over an abandoned mine there. And the faerie world's abuzz with the news that a creature with plans to rule the world has offered them a gift to join with him - he's given them a queen...

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Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children. Holly collaborated with her long-time friend, Caldecott award winning artist, Tony DiTerlizzi, to create the bestselling Spiderwick [...]

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All reviews for Holly Black's The Spiderwick Chronicles series

The Field Guide

The Spiderwick Chronicles: Book 1 written by Holly Black

Book 1 of The Spiderwick Chronicles in which Mallory, Simon and Jared get acquainted with their new home but find many unexpected things. It all starts when Jared Grace fin [...]

Published: 2003

Our rating: 9.0 | positive reader reviews

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The Seeing Stone

The Spiderwick Chronicles: Book 2 written by Holly Black

We are very proud (and a bit wary) to announce the publication of The Spiderwick Chronicles. But beware, the faeries will use all their power to stop you from reading these [...]

Published: 2003

Our rating: 9.0 | positive reader reviews

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Lucinda's Secret

The Spiderwick Chronicles: Book 3 written by Holly Black

Things at the Grace residence are getting completely out of hand. As if being attacked by goblins and almost eaten by a bridge troll wasn't enough, now the house boggar [...]

Published: 2003

Our rating: 9.0 | positive reader reviews

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The Ironwood Tree

The Spiderwick Chronicles: Book 4 written by Holly Black

First a pack of vile, smelly goblins snatch Simon. Then a band of elves try to entrap Jared. Why is the entire faerie world so eager to get their hands on Spiderwick's [...]

Published: 2004

Our rating: 9.0 | positive reader reviews

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The Wrath of Mulgarath

The Spiderwick Chronicles: Book 5 written by Holly Black

Twists and turns abound in the final installment of the Spiderwick Chronicles. Bruised and battered, Jared, Simon and Mallory return home to find their house completely ran [...]

Published: 2006

Our rating: 9.0 | positive reader reviews

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