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The Ironwood Tree (The Spiderwick Chronicles #4)

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Četvrta knjiga Kronika Spiderwick u kojoj se nastavljaju fantastične pustolovine vezane uz neobičnu knjigu Terenski vodič koja je u posjedu troje djece, a za kojom jako žude raznorazna čudesna bića. U ovom nastavku misteriozno je nestala Mallory. Njezina braća, blizanci Simon i Jared, pronalaze mačevalačku medalju i na travi poslagan krug od kamenja sa uklesanim riječima - ...more
Hardcover, 111 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published 2004)
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P
Aug 29, 2015 P rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
ตอนชวงผจญภัยในถำคนแคระสนุกดี แตภาพรวมทังเลมเราวายังเรือยๆ ไมมีอะไรนาตืนเตนมากนัก จาเรดกับไซมอนเวลาแทคทีมกันกดูเทหไปอีกแบบ เอาจริงๆอานมาสีเลมแลวเราวาเนือเรืองเบาโหวงไปหนอยนะ การเคลียรปมในแตละเลมกงายมาก แตถาคิดวาหนังชุดนีกคลายๆกับนิทานอีสปเลมบางๆเหมือนของบานเรากถือวาสนุกใชไดเลย

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Steven R. McEvoy
The further I get into this series, the more I like it. These are great books, wonderfully written and illustrated. Black and DiTerlizzi have done an amazing job. These books in some ways are like C.S. Lewis's Narnia books, and in other ways like J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, but they are not overtly religious the way Lewis's are and they are not as dark as Tolkien's. They will introduce children to the concept of wonder, and believing in things unseen, or at least unseen by most. As the s ...more
Bekah
Nov 27, 2015 Bekah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Things are getting creepy and tense, but still loads of fun. Excited for the Wrath of Mulgarath...I mean, not really...excited for the book...not so much the actual wrath. That can remain within the pages, please.
Evelyn (devours and digests words)
There are huge chunks of new scenes in this fourth instalment that were not in the movie. So it's like reading a different storyline. I'm really warming to Mallory and Simon, too.

As usual, the drawings by Tony DiTerlizzi are as breath-taking as ever.

Jaya
Apr 08, 2012 Jaya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i loved this book it is so discripted and detailed it is such a good book!! that's why i love the book.
Siobhan
Oct 12, 2014 Siobhan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can honestly say that this series is one that was really let down by the film adaptation. Back when the film was released I found myself excited for what was to come, only to be extremely disappointed with what we were given. If you’re someone who enjoyed the film then I really do suggest that you read the books to find out just how great they actually are rather than taking the film standpoint on it.

The fourth instalment of the series follows in the footsteps of the three previous books as it
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Reddish
Mar 24, 2016 Reddish rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-pov
"You can never get away from your own self."
Angela Twidwell
In the Ironwood Tree we continue on with the adventures of Jared, Simon, and Mallory as they travel into the realm of dwarfs. The family goes to Mallory's fencing match and Jared discovers there is a shape shifter there who is not only appearing in Jared's form but following him. After everything is said and done, Mallory is nowhere to be found. Jared and Simon discover that someone or better yet something took her after finding her fencing metal along with a message that says 'trade'. Learning ...more
Esraa
I loved it so much,
this is a book that is difficult to describe. it was so cute ..
The end of the story is better than the beginning. So, I'm sure to read all the numbers of (The Spiderwick Chronicles) .
Courtney
Sep 09, 2015 Courtney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I don't plan to go into great detail about the storyline, because I'm a firm believer that a story can only be truly reviewed by a person's impression of the story. I think it would be a waste of time to go over the plot again...that's what the title page of the book is for.

Damn, I was not prepared how cold and industrial dwarves are! Is it sad that I think this is my favorite out of all of them! Finally, some darkness has been added to the plot and we finally get to see the villain of the story
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Ceci Raya
Love it, this is my favorite until now cmkskskdjcekskjx
Joshua Perna
"Your kind wither in the blink of an eye." He leaned close to the bars of the cage and winked.

After randomly remembering how much I loved this book series as a kid, I picked up The Spiderwick Chronicles to see if it held up over the years, and I was pleasantly surprised. Cashing in on the children's-fantasy kick of the early 2000's, this heavily illustrated book is in the same fantastical vein of the Harry Potter series with the childish, macabre aesthetic of A Series of Unfortunate Events. D
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Julie Decker
Jared and Simon are used to having someone around who looks just like them. They're identical twins, after all. But they're not triplets, and there appear to be three of them now, so clearly faerie involvement is to blame. As they're puzzling that out, their sister Mallory disappears from her fencing match and they must figure out what snuck in and took her--and how to get her back again. What do these dwarves want? And what's their sister got to do with it? This Field Guide thing may be good fo ...more
Justin Padilla
Aug 06, 2009 Justin Padilla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-ir-books
The Ironwood Tree is about three siblings named Jared, Simon, Mallory who just moved from New York, becuase of a bad relationship with their father. They moved to a old abandound family house, that is surrounded by a thick black forest. Jared's main external conflict is that 100's of goblins, trolls, and faries are trying to kill him to get his special book, so they can rule the world. Jared's main internal conflict is that he has to try and save the world but at the same time he has to adjust ...more
Brina
Aug 06, 2011 Brina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Die Abenteuer der Grace Geschwister gehen in die vierte Runde!

Gerade noch konnten sich die Geschwister vor den Elfen retten, schon müssen sie sich mit anderen Wesen rund um das Spiderwick Anwesen auseinandersetzen.
Mallory verschwindet nach einem Fechtturnier spurlos. Jared und Simon machen sich auf die Suche nach ihrer großen Schwester und finden sie nur durch Zufall in einer Höhle wieder, in der sie von den Zwergen gefangen gehalten wird.
Ihre Schwester bekommen die Zwillinge nur dann zurück, we
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zalatawabooks

Ooh things are definetly getting more serious. Now we've seen the dwarves and some other weird creatures and we finally got informaly introduced to Mulgarath- he's so freakin' ugly and creepy-looking! Again the art was fantastic! (Mallory freakin' looked like a faerie- why the hell does she hate dresses?)

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?!

Do I recommend?:
Each installment is like a short story/part or section of the whole thing. I feel like you can just have all 5 books bound into one. But they are super qu
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Emma T Clement
I read this series a long, long time ago (elementary school), but I just saw the books on Goodreads and I never added them, so I felt that I must add them. This series was different from the typical elementary-school-kid book that I had read, and I loved the entire series. Very imaginative, captivating, and just dark enough to add intrigue but make it suitable for elementary schoolers to read.
Ashley P.
My daughter is just in love with this series so far. This book ended on such a cliffhanger and she was so mad and demanded to know what happened next. Unfortunately our library does not carry book 5 so I made it even worse for her when I told her we would have to start another book while waiting for the order from another library to come in.
Kristen
This one feels a lot like a rehash of past books in the series: Jared gets in trouble because of one of the fae, one of the siblings is kidnapped by the fae, the other two must save the third, etc. The ending saves this one, as we finally have a clear "bad guy" that the children need to go against. Hoping the last book in the series provides a bit more excitement.
Alia Silmon
What i thought of this book was about this girl and she has a brother and his name is Jared and his sister named Mallory had passed out and so him and his little brother had picked up their big sister and started carrying her and then the goblins was chasing them and then their sister had woke up and started saying do you guys need help.
Jess
Mar 23, 2015 Jess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was really good! It was a quick, fun read that took me like 30 minutes to read. The characters were well developed and for some odd reason, I found the goblins/dwarves really cute. Well written
Alberto
I'm glad they stayed one step ahead of the elves. They're really stuck up and crafty. It was satisfying they were able to make monkeys out of them.
Madi
Jan 06, 2015 Madi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
I read it in 45 minutes. It was cute. I wouldn't recommend for kids under 10 because of the violence at the end. :)
Christian
Cuarto capítulo de las crónicas Spiderwick

La historia va tomando tintes mas "serios". Empezamos a ver la maldad y el poder del "jefe" malvado desplegados sobre las otras especies de este mundo oculto.

Sucesos confusos comienzan a suceder los hermanos, y algunos de ellos se verán obligados a correr nuevos riegos y adentrarse en lugares desconocidos en los que no tienen garantizada su seguridad.

Conocemos mas de cerca a esta raza que habita las canteras y vislumbramos como será el final de esta apas
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Boothanew
Jun 17, 2016 Boothanew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, audio-book
Dwarves!! This is one of my favorite in the series, I love anything about Dwarves.
saeedeh
nice book I really admire the cover~~
Literary  Chanteuse
Jan 30, 2016 Literary Chanteuse rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mg-fantasy
Loved this one! My favorite one in the series so far.
Twig
Jan 01, 2015 Twig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think the dwarves are creepy but the rest of the story was as lovely as before.
Landen
Sep 21, 2015 Landen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Ironwood Tree by Holly Black, and Tony DiTerlizzi was a great book. It was probably the best on so far out of the series. The Ironwood Tree was about Jared Mallory and Simon, the Grace children going out at night after seeing a shape shifter that looked like one if the siblings. That guy took Mallory into a cave deep down into a wash or place that you had to climb down. Jared and Simon had to find out riddles and go through tough challenges to find there sister. Read the book to find out mor ...more
Meghan
Aug 27, 2015 Meghan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fourth novel in the Spiderwick Chronicles. Mallory is kidnapped, and Jared finds a copy of himself, an evil copy. Because of “not-Jared”, the real Jared gets in trouble. But it isn’t long before they have to help rescue Mallory from the ironwood tree where everything is mechanical, even the dogs that are after them. All of this is ploy so the goblins can get the field guide. This novel was probably the most exciting yet. Every page had an adventure, and suspense. The reader didn’t know what ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Spiderwick Chronicles (5 books)
  • The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1)
  • The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #2)
  • Lucinda's Secret (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #3)
  • The Wrath of Mulgarath (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #5)

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