The Field Guide by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black

The Field Guide

Title: The Field Guide
Author: Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
Series: The Spiderwick Chronicles #1
Rating Out of 5: 4.5 (Amazing, but not quite perfect)
My Bookshelves: Easy reading, FaeFantasy
Pace: Fast
Format: Novel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Year: 2003
5th sentence, 74th page: They did all kinds of work for a plain old bowl of milk.


It all starts when Jared Grace finds their great uncle’s book, ‘Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastic World Around You’ and the Grace kids realize that they are not alone in their new house. Now the kids want to tell their story but the faeries will do everything they can to stop them.


I’ve had the second book in the Spiderwick Chronicles for ages. But I haven’t actually had the chance to get / read the first one in a long time. Finally, I managed to get my hands on a copy, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. This is a cute, quick, easy to read story that brings to life the world of the fae and the journey of the Grace children. I can’t actually remember what the movie was like, but this makes me want to rewatch it regardless…

I love the pictures that are scattered throughout this book. They bring to life the words, and I can imagine pouring over this very short tale with my children in the future. Accompanied by the fact that this is written about a young trio that have just lost their father, it’s a great way to show their strength and that anyone can do anything – even if they are young.

It’s difficult to write a long review on a book that I read in half an hour. Which is kind of why I thoroughly enjoyed this book – it was just nice, quick and easy to spend half hour before bed. A great way to switch off after a long day.

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