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The Ironwood Tree (The Spiderwick Chronicles #4)

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First a pack of goblins snatched Simon. Then a band of elves tried to entrap Jared. Why is the entire faerie world so eager to get their hands on Arthur Spiderwick’s Guide?

At school, someone is running around pretending to be Jared. To make matters even worse, now Mallory has disappeared and something in the water is killing off the the plants and animals. Will the Grace k
Hardcover, 111 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published 2004)
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ตอนชวงผจญภัยในถำคนแคระสนุกดี แตภาพรวมทังเลมเราวายังเรือยๆ ไมมีอะไรนาตืนเตนมากนัก จาเรดกับไซมอนเวลาแทคทีมกันกดูเทหไปอีกแบบ เอาจริงๆอานมาสีเลมแลวเราวาเนือเรืองเบาโหวงไปหนอยนะ การเคลียรปมในแตละเลมกงายมาก แตถาคิดวาหนังชุดนีกคลายๆกับนิทานอีสปเลมบางๆเหมือนของบานเรากถือวาสนุกใชไดเลย

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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.

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
i loved this book it is so discripted and detailed it is such a good book!! that's why i love the book.
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
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
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) .
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
Ceci Raya
Love it, this is my favorite until now cmkskskdjcekskjx
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
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
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
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
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.
I read it in 45 minutes. It was cute. I wouldn't recommend for kids under 10 because of the violence at the end. :)
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
I think the dwarves are creepy but the rest of the story was as lovely as before.
So I read book one in its hardcover format. But I don’t own the rest of them, so I ended up listening to them as audiobooks on my way to and from work. First, if you don’t read audio books on your commute to and from work, you definitely should. It’s a great use of time and it helps me focus on the story rather than the traffic I’m sitting in. I should have started doing this a long time ago.

Ok, so with it said that I listened to the audio book format, I forgot to keep reviewing and rating the s
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
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
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
Kim Dyer
As with the previous instalments, this book is simply beautiful. It is presented so nicely and contains gorgeous illustrations and so looks great as part of any fantasy collection, for adults or children.

Compared to the earlier novels in the series, I was a little disappointed with this one. It is very similar to The Seeing Stone in that it focuses on the kidnap and rescue of one of the kids, only this time around the series does not really offer anything new to the reader. Other than a quick gl
Jared's troubles are getting worse. Not only is he still under suspicion for everything that happened with Thimbletack and for his own bad behavior at school, but now a new evil has taken up arms against him. And it knows how to make his trouble far worse than a few weeks of being grounded.

Mallory's fencing meet brings more trouble than anyone anticipated. When faerie creatures start getting involved, it's once again up to the Grace kids to get themselves out of the mess. Jared's starting to see
Andrea Ika

My thought
The story
It's been two weeks since anything weird has happened to the Grace family. But all that changes on the day of the Mallory's fencing tournament. While watching from the bleachers, Jared spies someone going through Mallory's bag. Then Mallory disappears. Can Jared and Simon find her?

The danger never seemed too real in the series until Mulgarath was introduced; he is a character with no remorse, and the illustrations of him are frightening

"The Ironwood Tree" contains some of the
Katy Jane
1. I don't know how everything is going to get wrapped up in just one more book.
2. They have to find Arthur still.
3. And beat Mulgrath.
4. And deal with their dad's departure.
5. And maybe save Aunt Lucy from the nuthouse.
6. And save all mankind.
7. The dwarf cave, although the kids were there under bad situations, seemed like a really cool place.
8. The dwarf deaths almost made me cry.
9. We didn't hear about the griffin much in this book, so maybe he'll be in the next.
10. And we haven't dealt w
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Bu kitapta cüceler Malory'i kaçırırlar ve Jared'la Simon'a kitapla değiş tokuş istediklerine dair not bıralırlar. Çocuklar da ablalırını kurtarmak için kabul ederler ama kitap onlarda olmadığı için hileye başvurarar başka kitap vermeye karar verirler. Cücelerin bulunduğu madenlere giderler ma esir alınırlar falan filan.. kurtulurlar falan filan.. :P Ama sonunda Mulgarath sahaya çıkar ve cüceleri kendi tarafında olmalarına rağmen goblinlere yem eder :S Son kitaba geçtim ve SAVAŞ BAŞLASIN! :))
I read this book to my kids over a few nights. What really stood out to me are the excellent illustrations. Rendered in pen and ink, they are truly beautiful, even the ones showing ugly creatures. The cover is colored and very nicely done. Actually, the production of the book as a whole is superb with thick uneven sized paper, and other nice printing features.
The story itself was nice, though simple. I haven't read the first 3 books, so obviously this would make a little more sense if I had. It
Nadine Larter
Still loving the story. I love that the books are relatively short and full of beautiful illustrations. It's kind of cool to do one stories in a series of books. I imagine it's great for kids because it holds their attention. It's more fun to move on to the next "book" than the next chapter :)
Javier Galindez
Al parecer alguien se esta haciendo pasar por Jared en la escuela y no es Simon. Mallory ha sido raptada luego de participar en una competencia de esgrima, los gemelos Grace la buscan por todos lados hasta que van a parar a una vieja cantera.

Unos enanos los capturan y los llevan al Señor de los Enanos, intentan canjear el libro de Arthur (Hacen pasar un libro de matemáticas por "El libro fantástico")por su hermana, lo cual los enanos los engañan. Mulgarath aparece luego de que los tres hermanos
This volume is almost a Snow White story, except here the girl's twin brothers are her rescuers and the dwarves are the villains.

I also like seeing children come to appreciate their sibling's abilities and value. The book also levels however lightly with the issue of growing up and with not wanting to compete with someone you like.

The plot is very active--not that the others weren't. It carries the reader through the adventure and sets up the tension for the final volume, making it very evident
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Holly Black is a best-selling author of contemporary fantasy novels for kids, teens, and adults. She is the author of the Modern Faerie Tale series (Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside), The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), and The Good Neighbors graphic novels (with Ted Naifeh) The Poison Eaters and Other Stories, a collection of short fiction, and The Curse Worker series (White Cat, Red Gl ...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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