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Felthåndboka (Spiderwick-krønikene #1)
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Felthåndboka (Spiderwick-krønikene #1) (2003)

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When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.
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The Field Guide by Holly Black (2003)

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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
I couldn't resist picking this up from the library last night after looking inside and seeing just how nicely presented it is. It definitely feels like the first book in a series, simply because the story is fairly quick to introduce and resolve, but it's a pleasant read with likeable characters. ( )
  Tara_Calaby | Jun 22, 2020 |
The premise is intriguing, and while the character progression is clear for Jared, the prose and dialogue comes off a little too childish for me. The illustrations are good at least. ( )
  peterbmacd | May 17, 2020 |
*3.5 ( )
  Fortunesdearest | Apr 10, 2020 |
Writing: 4.5; fantastic writing in the first volume of this young readers' series.
Theme: 4.5; the Grace family moves into an old family house, where young Jared finds a mysterious book that claims that creatures like faeries and goblins indeed exist. In disbelief, Jared's twin brother Simon and older sister Mallory refuse to consign until evidence is provided, although their mother isn't quite as easy to please.
Content: 5.0; pretty light on the violence in this novel, a few instances of disrespect and squabbling between the family is present.
Language: 5.0; nothing objectionable.

In the first chapter of The Spiderwick Chronicles, twins Jared and Simon, along with their mom and older sister Mallory, move into an old family house owned by their Aunt Lucinda. Upon entering the eerie building, Jared notices strange things happening. When confronting his siblings with it, Jared is met with skepticism until he uncovers a hidden library, a mysterious "field guide," and even a small creature named Thimbletack, who helps uncover some secrets of the strange house and the world outside. A short outing, The Field Guide provides readers with a solid background about the characters and setting while getting into the action without delay. The illustrations inside are amazing, and the short size allows for readers of all ages to get into this series without much trouble. The writing is also very good, descriptive and tight. And because of the size, it's easy to read through the whole book in one sitting, allowing for you to crack into the entire five-book set without much trouble. Highly recommended for fans of fantasy young and old alike. ***Finished February 5, 2020*** ( )
  DarthTindalus | Feb 7, 2020 |
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Holly Blackprimary authorall editionscalculated
DiTerlizzi, TonyIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Abreu, CarlosTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Balsam, UriTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bastanzetti, M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Berganz, FabienneTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bermeo, Nancy GinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brauner, AnneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
眞由美, 飯野翻訳secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ferrier, BertrandTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fetter, Carlos AbreuTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For my grandmother, Melvina, who said I should write a book just like this one and to whom I replied that I never would --H. B.

For Arthur Rackham, may you continue to inspire others as you have me --T. D.
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If someone had asked Jared Grace what jobs his brother and sister would have when they grew up, he would have had no trouble replying.
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The strangest thing, however, was the subject matter. The book was full of information about faeries.

The room had a low ceiling, and the walls were covered in bookshelves. Looking around, he realized there was no door.
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