The Seeing Stone by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black

The Seeing Stone

Title: The Seeing Stone
Author: Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
Series: The Spiderwick Chronicles #2
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Easy reading, FaeFantasy
Pace: Fast
Format: Novel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Year: 2003
5th sentence, 74th page: Giving them the handkerchief was nice, but it could still be a trick.


we said no still you looked
now instead
someone gets cooked

The Grace kids are just beginning to get used to Aunt Lucinda’s strange old mansion when Simon suddenly disappears. Jared and his sister have to rely on the help of a mischievous house boggart, a nasty bridge troll, and a loud-mouthed hobgoblin to get him back.


At the end of The Field Guide, the Grace siblings are warned that they are putting themselves in danger by keeping the, well, field guide. So, it comes as no surprise that in this next story, one of them gets kidnapped. By creepy, gross goblins.

Something that I love about this series is that it is an easy read, but not one that I can’t put down. I actually stopped reading this halfway through, and then finished it the next night.

The ability of the children to put each other before themselves and constantly try to save one another. Add that to the fact that Simon is also trying to save whatever animal and creature he can find… it’s a pretty feel good story this one. That’s if you don’t count the creepy, gross goblins…

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Image source: Simon and Schuster


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