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The Field Guide

Illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi

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About The Book

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles and get ready for the series soon to be streaming on Roku with this first installment in the adventures of the Grace children featuring an all-new look.

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 their own—the world of faerie.

The Grace children want to share their story, but the faeries will do everything possible to stop them...

Excerpt

Chapter One: IN WHICH the Grace Children Get Acquainted with Their New Home

It was more like a dozen shacks.

About The Authors

Photo credit: Kim Pilla

#1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi has been creating children’s books for over twenty years. From fanciful picture books like The Spider & the Fly to chapter book series like the Search for WondLa, DiTerlizzi imbues his stories with a rich imagination. With Holly Black, he created the middle grade series the Spiderwick Chronicles, which has sold 20 million copies, been adapted into a feature film, and been translated in over thirty countries. The Norman Rockwell Museum’s exhibition “Never Abandon Imagination” featured artwork from the beginning of DiTerlizzi’s career as a contributing artist for Dungeons & Dragons and broke attendance records. He has been featured in Time magazine and USA TODAY and on CNN, PBS, NPR, the BBC, and the Today show.

Photograph by Sharona Jacobs

Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of speculative and fantasy novels, short stories, and comics. She has been a finalist for an Eisner and a Lodestar Award, and the recipient of the Mythopoeic and Nebula Awards and a Newbery Honor. She has sold over twenty-six million books worldwide, and her work has been translated into over thirty languages and adapted for film. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret library. Visit her at BlackHolly.com.

About The Illustrator

Photo credit: Kim Pilla

#1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi has been creating children’s books for over twenty years. From fanciful picture books like The Spider & the Fly to chapter book series like the Search for WondLa, DiTerlizzi imbues his stories with a rich imagination. With Holly Black, he created the middle grade series the Spiderwick Chronicles, which has sold 20 million copies, been adapted into a feature film, and been translated in over thirty countries. The Norman Rockwell Museum’s exhibition “Never Abandon Imagination” featured artwork from the beginning of DiTerlizzi’s career as a contributing artist for Dungeons & Dragons and broke attendance records. He has been featured in Time magazine and USA TODAY and on CNN, PBS, NPR, the BBC, and the Today show.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 21, 2023)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665930000
  • Grades: 1 - 5
  • Ages: 6 - 10
  • Lexile ® 600L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
  • Fountas & Pinnell™ T These books have been officially leveled by using the F&P Text Level Gradient™ Leveling System

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Awards and Honors

  • ILA/CBC Children's Choices
  • Beehive Award Master List (UT)
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List
  • Colorado Children's Book Award Master List
  • Nene Award Nominee (HI)
  • Soaring Eagle Book Award Nominee (WY)
  • Buckeye Children's Book Award Nominee (OH)
  • Gate City Book Award Nominee (NH)
  • KC3 Award Master List (MO)
  • Flicker Tale Award (ND)

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