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The Resource Arthur Spiderwick's field guide to the fantastical world around you, accurately restored and described by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

Arthur Spiderwick's field guide to the fantastical world around you, accurately restored and described by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

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Arthur Spiderwick's field guide to the fantastical world around you
Title
Arthur Spiderwick's field guide to the fantastical world around you
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accurately restored and described by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
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  • Field guide to the fantastical world around you
  • Fantastical world around you
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eng
Summary
Meet the boggarts, changelings, pixies, goblins and other creatures of Arthur Spiderwick's magical, fantastical world. From clever and informative introductory sections explaining essential preparations for your own faerie investigations and faerie world basics, to 6 exhaustive sections featuring 31 fabulous faerie species, to an addendum created by Jared Grace, the long-awaited companion to the Spiderwick Chronicles is sure to please any fan of the popular series
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  • Gr. 4-6. With ties to the tradition of medieval bestiaries as well as the authors' Spiderwick series of fantasy fiction, this beautifully illustrated book purports to be the painstaking restoration of a century-old guide to «the denizens of the Invisible World.» In the first volume of the Spiderwick series, three children find their ancestor's original field guide and encounter creatures described within it. Here that field guide is reproduced. Its tawny pages carry information and graceful gouache and pencil illustrations of strange creatures from household brownies to freshwater nixies, from humble sprites to flamboyant cockatrices, from lowly fire salamanders to high-flying griffins. Occasional foldout pages extend the pictures to show larger beasts, such as a sea serpent or a dragon. Accompanying sepia notes set in cursive contribute to the illusion that Arthur Spiderwick was a naturalist observing the world around him. Readers who devoured the five-volume Spiderwick series will enjoy poring over the handsome pages of this large-format book. And others insistent on reading nonfiction books about the creatures of fairy will find it equally beguiling. -- Carolyn Phelan (Reviewed 02-01-2006) (Booklist, vol 102, number 11, p47)
  • Gr 3-6 This field guide purports to be a copy of Arthur Spiderwick's sketches and investigations into the beings and beasties of the "Invisible World"--the brownies, boggarts, kelpies, and other creatures that populate the stories. The beautiful illustrations in gouache and pencil, seemingly modeled after Audubon's work in Birds of America, are printed as if they were real century-old artworks that have left their shadowy imprints on the opposite pages. The descriptions are bits of Spiderwick's hard-learned lore, many apparently in his own handwriting, that make the art all the richer. Fantasy readers will love immersing themselves in the lore of the hidden--those things that only they, and people who are like them, can see. Field Guide will be pored over by anyone, of any age, who believes in sprites, phookas, and nixies.Walter Minkel, New York Public Library --Walter Minkel (Reviewed March 1, 2006) (School Library Journal, vol 52, issue 3, p186)
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142271
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NNPL
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Diterlizzi, Tony
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
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Black, Holly
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True
Series statement
Spiderwick chronicles companion books
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  • Imaginary creatures
  • Bestiaries
  • Mythical creatures
  • Dragons
  • Mermaids
  • Sea monsters
  • Gargoyles
  • Griffins
  • Fairies
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Arthur Spiderwick's field guide to the fantastical world around you, accurately restored and described by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
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Publication
Contents
Letter from Arthur Spiderwick -- Foreword by Toni DiTerlizzi -- Invisible world -- Sight -- Equipment and protection -- List of plates -- Around the house and yard -- In fields and forests -- In lakes, streams and the sea -- In the hills and mountains -- In the sky -- Outside at night -- Addeddum by jared Grace -- For further reading
Control code
000040003100
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
121 p.
Isbn
9780689859410
Lccn
2006295043
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)62100828
Label
Arthur Spiderwick's field guide to the fantastical world around you, accurately restored and described by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Publication
Contents
Letter from Arthur Spiderwick -- Foreword by Toni DiTerlizzi -- Invisible world -- Sight -- Equipment and protection -- List of plates -- Around the house and yard -- In fields and forests -- In lakes, streams and the sea -- In the hills and mountains -- In the sky -- Outside at night -- Addeddum by jared Grace -- For further reading
Control code
000040003100
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
121 p.
Isbn
9780689859410
Lccn
2006295043
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)62100828

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