The Spiderwick Chronicles: Notebook for Fantastical Observations
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The Spiderwick Chronicles: Notebook for Fantastical Observations (The Spiderwick Chronicles - Companion Books)

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Can't get enough of the faerie world? Well, Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, the brave souls who helped Mallory, Simon, and Jared Grace take their journey to a worldwide audience, are here to help you find your own adventure!

Presenting The Spiderwick Chronicles: Notebook for Fantastical Observations. This handy interactive storybook features fourteen mini-adventures collec...more
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published May 31st 2005 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Ker Malkin Gesulga
Ahh.. the advantage of having siblings in school. They haul books from their library then I get to read each one they pick.

This book's basically just a collection of stories from children who had encountered magical creatures before; and there's this note/analysis attached to each one of 'em (technically, it's about the creature's nature in a particular encounter). Also, this book contains some activities which you might find really nice. Too bad this was from my brother's library. Being a book...more
Fun, I enjoyed being able to create my own spiderwick-style world.
Sannie Hald
I wish I had this as a child
Steven R. McEvoy
This was the first book in the Spiderwick world I was disappointed with. I bought the eBook and cannot figure out why the publisher released an e-version of this book. It is intended to be a workbook. There are 14 chapters in this book, alphabetically named after the creatures encountered.

The sections are:
Stray Sod

Each section has a story written by someone who has had an encounter with the Fantastical,...more
Katy Jane
1. I got my copy of this book from the library so I didn't get the fun of getting to write and draw in it, but I loved the stories.
2. A lot of children have the Sight apparently.
3. I would seriously love this book when I was a kid.
4. Definitely buy this book if you love the series.
Francisco Becerra
This is a kid's dream come true. All the incentives and space to let your imagination run free.
Alleigh Waskie
it is so good it has a page where you can draw picture of a creature you saw.
this is kind of cute. you can draw and write in it and make up your own stories. my brother has this book and he had me looking at it all day one day, and it was pretty cute. i couldnt want one, but whatever. not really one whole story, but little short stories of the different creatures in the world. and then you get to draw them and do different little activities. my brother loves it.
Really enjoyed it, read all five books in about a week! Much better than the film.
Tells the story of the hidden world of goblins, fairies and brownies and the man whom wrote a book about them a hundred years ago. Then three three children stumble upon this world.
Recommend it, but really easy read.
These books are very special to me as I poured over them, the spin-off series (Beyond The Spiderwick Chronicles) and the supplementary materials (including the actual Field Guide) when I was younger. However, it is true that they are not fantastically written, but I love them all the same.
this book is about all the creaturs in spiderwick so it tells you all about where they live what they eat what there names are and if there bad or good. if you read this book or the cronicles read this book first because you will under stand the books beter and what there tlking about.
Read this 2 years ago so all I remember about this book is that it's just a compression of the actual notebook from the book series. It was an interesting read, I think there were blank pages to put your drawing and observation but I could be mistaken.
this book is fun. I haven't written in it because I don't want to ruin it, but it does have a few short stories and other Spiderwick type information in it.
fun idea.
this book is sort of for reading but more for writing in yourself. i own this one and are still trying to fill it out and i have had it for three years!!!
B Hensley
While I am full grown adult I just couldn't resist purchasing this. I think I in fact had far more fun with it than the children did.
One of the stories in this book is of a 'monster in your bedroom' nature, and it totally freaked me, an adult, out.
Seriously amusing... Personally, I adore the Phooka, and the Elves.

Trolls and Goblins freak me out.

Arman Izadi
An extra. It has related mini stories and fun little activities. Not bad, all in all.
Quirky Louise
I enjoyed this book very much, but it wasn't as good as I expected it to be.
supplement to add to the classroom library with the original stories
Heli Rita
nice and good story and how every one is a hero in its own way ...
Exactly what it says on the box, no more, no less.
Nov 30, 2007 Amanda rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: jacque
my friend is letting me barrow this book,and it is awsome
Really cool. Had alot of neat stuff.
Sella Malin
this was a fun addition to the series.
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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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