The Wrath of Mulgarath (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #5)
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After narrowly escaping the dwarven quarry, a battered and bruised Jared, Simon, and Mallory return home to find it has been ransacked by the evil Mulgarath, and that he's made off with "Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You" along with something far more precious to the Grace kids -- their mother. With the help of Thimbletack, Hogsqueal, and...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers (first published 2004)
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Tori I
About 30 minutes ago I finished the last book of The Spiderwick Chronicles. This book is called The Wrath Of Mulgrath. This book was probably the best one out of all five. The best part of this book is at the end because you finally get to figure out some good and some bad things. The ending is super sad because Aunt Lucinda is out of the hospital and go to her aunt Lucinda's dad - Jared, Simon, and, Mallory's great great uncle. He has been gone a long time and gets wished back. He sees Lucinda...more
Omar
So, I finished all the books and watched the movie yesterday. The movie used books 1-3 and 5. As always the books are always better than the movie. With that said... I have to admit I enjoyed the movie as well. It rarely happens that I can like both, but this was one of those occasions. The movie... without giving away too much, allows you to see more of the faeries than the book touched upon. It also changes a few things here and there as well. In the end you have a good book series as well as...more
Crazy Uncle Ryan
I’ve mentioned this before but this is a really short series. Each of the books took me about 45 minutes to an hour to read. I thought this was a really good and creative story but with that being the case I would have liked to have seen the authors do more with it. In other words, make it longer. Granted, these books are aimed at people about ¼ my age so I guess I can’t expect it to be too long. Overall, I really liked these books.
Christian
Llegamos al final del camino, al final de las historias, al final de las intrigas, al final de este reinado del malvado Mulgarath y, a la vez, al comienzo de una hermosa etapa para los personajes que componen esta aventura.

No puedo dejar de hacer notar, que este quinto volumen me sorprendió muchísimo. Tenia el pre concepto en la cabeza de estar leyendo un cuento para niños pero al llegar a ciertos pasajes me vi obligado a reformularme mis ideas. Hay acontecimientos realmente oscuros, hechos de u...more
Kris at Book Wishes
This is the final book in the Spiderwick Chronicles however there are some books that are companion books. I will be purchasing all those book because of how much my children loved this series. I am crossing my fingers that they are as good. If you have read any of the companion books.

Book 5 was awesome and not how we expected the series to end with a fun surprise in store for the readers. I highly recommend this series. I thought the fantasy was wonderful, I was eager to begin each book. Althou...more
marcosbooks
Nachdem die drei Kinder von den Zwergen zurückgekehrt sind, ist ihre Mutter verschwunden. Sie wurde von den Kobolden entführt, denn auch diese möchten das Handbuch in ihren Besitz bringen.

Sie machen sich auf die Suche nach dem Handbuch, das der Koboldanführer Mulgarath, ein Oger, gestohlen hat. So kommen sie in die Festung der Kobolde, doch dort befinden sich nicht nur Kobolde, sondern auch Drachen ...

Somit wäre ich dann am krönenden Ende angekommen, was die Grace-Kinder betrifft. Den 5. Band de...more
Chris Webber
This story is about Mallory and her twin little brothers Jared and Simon who move to their aunt's country estate with their mother when their parents divorce. They discover a field guide in the house which unlocks a magical world around them and send them through a series of enchanted events.

I loved this series! The pace was perfect, the tone appropriate, the characters absolutely believable and realistic (a trait which I feel is critical in enabling a younger reader to relate to the story), and...more
Steven R. McEvoy
I love these two authors! They are brilliant. This was an amazing series and I have already got the 3 addendum books and the second series Beyond Spiderwick to read. Part of me was sad to see this series come to an end. I like the characters and the world that Black and DiTerlizzi have created. It is a world I would like to live in, or at least have the opportunity to visit. At the end of this book it states it is the end of the story of the Grace Children, but because there are more books we kn...more
★ ßurçακ ★
Vee bir seri daha bitmiş bulunuyor.. Seri aslında tek bir kitapta toplansa çocuk kitabı olmaktan kurtulur. Çünkü hikaye çoğu bu tarz kitaplardan daha güzel.. Ne de olsa Holy Black yazmış.. Beyaz Kedi'yi de sevmiştim bu seriyi de beğendim :) Şimdi filmi izleyeceğim :D

Konu olarak Grace kardeşler dünyayı ve annelerinu Mulgarath'dan kurtarmaya çalışırlar. Tabi peri dünyasına ait bi kaç arkadaşlarının yardımıyla.. Yan, Bryon, Thimletack, Hogsqueal'in yardımıyla :))
Hele Hogsqueal'in sonunda Mulgarath'...more
Ivan
I read these five as one book and viewed their having been sold separately as a marketing device - it wasn't as if they were separate books like those in the Narnia series. Having said that, I did enjoy them very much. I thought they were well plotted and the characters not too stereotypical. The story was fast paced throughout and thoroughly entertaining.
Mindy Conde
Now that I've finished the series I can't wait for my niece and nephew to be old enough for them! I think that they will really enjoy these fun little fantasy stories. The characters are relatable for the intended audience, the action is suspenseful and scary, but not overly so for the younger readers, and the plot with the kids saving the day really gives kids a perfect story to delve into. They are just the right length to have an adventure tied up in one book but still leave you guessing what...more
Amanda
These three are short, but they were so woven to be one story, that I'm giving them only one review. They are beyond adorable. I adore them and I want to have them for my kids.

And I love how all the races are done, the words in each of them, and how they connect. And the art! How can I not tell you about the art! Half of the fun of moving on through any of the stories is the art that's everywhere, brightening everything.

I love Mallory, Jared and Simon in their own ways, and I love how complete...more
Katy Jane
1. I just loved this series. I am reading the Field Guide now and it adds so much to the series. The books are magical and mysterious.
2. Mulgarath's hanging stair case was so awesome. Probably terrifying if you actually had to climb them, but really cool in description.
3. I did an inward cheer when Hogsqueal ate Mulgarath. Hogsqueal is such a funny character that you have a love/hate relationship with, but kind of know he'll pull through in the end.
4. I also loved the griffin eating all of the d...more
Matt
3/5

I'm one of those idiots that has to read a whole series and/or won't abandon a novel half way through. I commit while others would drop a book if it wasn't working for them 'cuz, let's face it, life is short.

My conclusion: eehhhhhhh, I want my five hours back.

I rarely abandon a story or series of short novels. I should ahve with Spiderwick. I finished this series in between fatter, actual novels for adults. The breaks kinda worked for my weekly reading ebb-n-flow.

Had this been a full length n...more
Andrea Ika
This fifth book in the Spiderwick series has the three siblings fighting fairies and goblins for the release of their parents and possession of the field guide.
This was truly a delightful book, from beginning to end. The writing is top notch, and I can't say enough about the art. The book dips into darkness, rises into light, dips back into darkness and offers truly ghastly portraits that should keep kids on the edge of their seats and wishing their nightlights burned brighter.
The Spiderwick C...more
Destiney
I would recommend book 5 of this series because it's adventurous. For example is because there a re different types of little dwarves that can disappear into mid air and change into people but they act like dwarves but people don't realize it. I think this book is best suited for kids between the age of 10-15 years. I think that because children when they are at a young age they don't know what to think and they are scared of whats going to happen next and adults don't care cause they are not re...more
Jojo
Is book is the longest one yet.
But with no doubt you will not forget.

With friends and family together once more.
Defeated the evils that craved blood and gore.

Now the series has ended with more to come.
Because the SpiderWick stories are not done.

With tears and happiness the time has come at last.
To say goodbye to the Grace children and thank you Thimbletack.


Jaya
I really liked this book because the characters are likeable and care about eachother.I enjoyed reading this book because its full of mystery and adventure. The best part of the book is when Mulgarath fell off the leadge of his ten story building.HAHAHA. If you like reading stories about magic,adventure,and mystory this book and the series is for you!
Javier Galindez
Quinta y ultima aventura de los hermanos Grace.

Los hermanos al ver que Mulgarath manda asesinar a los enanos y ven que tienen a un humano secuestrado deciden irse y hablar con su madre. Cuando llegan a la casa ven que esta completamente destruida y su madre no esta. Se enteran por Dedalete que el Ogro Malvado la ha secuestrado y que también tiene el libro de campo de Arthur.

Jared decidí ir a visitar de nuevo a los Elfos para que le permitan hablar con el mismísimo Arthur Spiderwick. Le da nuev...more
Colleen
I liked the series but I did not like the fact that these books were written for children. I don't think this series should be read by children. The books can be very scary and disturbing in some parts. I won't allow my daughter to read this series until she is an adolescent.
Ryan Burt
The final book of the Spiderwick Chronicals. I also think this was my favorite book of the series (series is a reach. It is really just one book divided into 5). Good ending. So I really liked it and now want to go see the movie.
Catalina
Ok, no se si soy muy cabra chica, pero me encantó esta serie.
El libro final te mantiene en tensión de principio a fin, si bien como se resuelve todo no es muy satisfactorio para "adultos", es la conclusión perfecta para jóvenes lectores.

Los personajes se quedan contigo y uno llega a preocuparse realmente por ellos, sus personalidades son tan comunes y sus reacciones tan sensatas que cooperan para que uno crea que esta fantasía es realidad.

El mundo creado es genial, y el modo en que se entrelaza...more
Jessica Robinson
I loved these books.

This was another series I picked up because of the film and I wasn't let down. Holly Black never disappoints, as her writing is flawless.

My younger self would have given this an instant 5/5; however, being of an older audience, I had to go with a 4. It's a lovely series and I adored them, but this is written for a younger reader.

This is also a series you HAVE to complete because the individual books don't really have conclusions. They all tie in to complete the one storyli...more
Terry
what a great little series--short, readable, fascinating...had to read the whole thing : )
Me
This is a review for the entire series.

I feel that there's quite an impact from the form that these books took. There were five of them in what seems to be a single plot arc, and one book's worth of plot arc, not a series worth. The first book was the introduction and the inciting incident, the rest were rising action, and this book had the climax. There were not individual plot arcs going through each book. I could see no reason why not to combine all these books (exactly like the movie).

I was...more
Jerry
Termino la saga! No puedo decir que me encanto pero si puedo decir que me gusto y que me entretuvo. Hace ya un par de años que quería leer esta saga, de hecho la primera vez que compre muchos libros compre el primer libro de esta saga. Eso fue aproximadamente hace 2 años y hasta ahora tuve la oportunidad de leer esta saga. Y que puedo decir? Es una saga muy entretenida y muy recomendable a todos los niños que están comenzando a leer y que buscan una lectura corta y a la vez larga o bien personas...more
Drebbles
After their encounter with goblins, dwarves, and elves, Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace realize they have to tell their mother about the faerie world surrounding them. But they may have waited too long and it will take everything they have plus help from some friends to make everything okay.

"The Wrath of Mulgarath" is the exciting conclusion to the five book series "The Spiderwick Chronicles". The book picks up right where "The Ironwood Tree" ends and is filled with non-stop action. There is th...more
Justin Padilla
The Wrath of Mulgarath is about these three kids named Jared, Simon, and Mallory who are trying to save their mother from evil goblin's and Mulgarath (The Ruler of the Goblins). This book takes place in a house that is surrounded by a thick forest, and then in the dark and ominious forest. Jared's main internal conflict is that he has try and explian everything to her, even the goblins, Mulgarath, and the book, but him and his mother are not going to through a good relationship. Jared's main ex...more
Maria
I read this book with my son as part of his summer reading, and I asked him to describe the book for my review. He responded that this is a book that is difficult to describe. He liked the mystery, and really enjoyed how the whimsical illustrations supported elements of the narrative. He found this book (number 4 of 5) to be interesting because of the mysteries that are introduced: There is a character who takes on Jared Grace's appearance and form; the field guide goes missing, and there is a m...more
Alexis Neal
After escaping from various and sundry kidnappings, the Grace children must finally effect the ultimate rescue: their mother. With the assistance of a cowardly hobgoblin, a dangerous griffin, a dwarf-made sword, and a long lost relative, Jared, Simon, and Mallory take on "big bad" ogre Mulgarath. Jared, ever the hero, still struggles with his anger--a nice touch of continuity that is likely to resonate with young viewers, but the authors never offer any resolution or lesson on that issue. And Si...more
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