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The Nixie's Song (Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles #1)

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  7,809 ratings  ·  343 reviews
The Spiderwick Chronicles leave the old-fashioned charm of New England far behind and head south for some fiendish faerie fun in the hot Florida sun. Eleven-year-old Nicholas Vargas only thinks his life has been turned upside down after his developer father remarries and moves his new wife and daughter into the soon-to-be completed Mangrove Hollow.

But an "expedition" to
ebook, 192 pages
Published September 8th 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2007)
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Drew Graham
I read the first five-book series of The Spiderwick Chronicles, and saw the movie when it was released a few years later, but until lately hadn't felt much interest for the follow-up series of three. It seemed like a opportunist spin-off, and it felt like the first one tied itself up pretty nicely. Besides, they didn't REALLY have that much of an effect on me, as books that I found to be, as a friend put it, Lemony Snicket Lite. Then when browsing at the library, I found all three just sitting t ...more
Jessica Cruz
Have you ever wondered if fairies were real? To answer that question yes, I have wondered if fairies were real once I finished reading this book.The genre of my book The Nixies Song is fantasy fiction because the story is about imagination and talks about fairies. My overall opinion is that this was an ok book because it is more about fantasy and I would enjoy the book more if it was more mysterious and more exciting. It was not my favorite. I recommend this book to people who enjoy reading abo ...more
In the continuing adventures that started with The Spiderwick Chronicles, DiTerlizzi and Black do not disappoint with their Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles series. This new adventure involves all new characters (with the Grace children thrown in for support), and the characters are just as interesting, engaging, and dynamic as those in the first series.

What I really love about this book, aside from the gorgeous illustrations and the driving plot, is the fact that the writers have the ability to
Valeria Ambriz
I really liked this book that I really wanted to read the second book of SPIDERWICK but my teacher said that she baerly order it and that it was going to come that maybe on Friday I liked how Nick got introuble just because he saved a Nixie's life and that he got in trouble because of his step sisters fault they killed the giant and found the sisters of the Nixie.
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.

With how much I loved The Spiderwick Chronicles, it only made sense to dive back into the world of faeries with this companion series! And can I just say that I loved it. (Surprise, Surprise)

I loved that this book started of
If time travel was possible, and if my ten year old self knew that I gave a Spiderwick Chronicles book less then five stars, let alone one. Well, he would travel forward to this particular time just to kick my ass. I just couldn't, I couldn't like this book, even with the fond memories I have from the first book series I ever read. I'm not even sure what this book is, just a spin off to the main series, or one set in a similar reality. I mean, this is some serious Star Trek shit going on here. S ...more
This book started with Nicholas Vargas getting a new step sister who is Laurie Varcas. She is very strange and seems to really believe in faeries. She has many books on them, and loves to hunt them. The family goes along with her "whims" because they think it is cute that she believes in faeries, but don't actually believe in them. Then when Laurie decides to go out and hunt for faeries, Nick is made to go with her so that she won't be alone. Laurie tells him to look out for a four leaf clover t ...more
Not quite as good as the original series, but still fun. I read this to Mike over the course of a few nights and he really enjoyed it. He really liked the references to the previous books and thought it was great when the authors became characters. I thought the language in this was a bit more crass than in the previous series and had a bit more of a negative vibe, but overall the story was pretty good and fun.


So I finally finished this trilogy and I have to revise my rating from 4 s
Nicole Hale
My Spiderwick-loving heart was delighted to discover that Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi had teamed up again for another small series set in the Spiderwick world. This trilogy begins with a new family, different from the Grace children in character and personality, but similar in messed up family dynamics. The third person narrator focuses on Nicholas's perspective. He and his older brother Jules and his father have dealt with the death of Nick's mom, but now Nick's dad is moving on; in fact, h ...more
Ник и Лори..Харесвам ги тези двамцата ;33 И двамата различни,но и същевременно си приличат.И пак големи късметлии.Не е честно.Аз съм на 15 и все още не съм имала приключение,а те са на 11 и вече срещнаха никса и Джерард и Саймън! Просто съм адски ядосана!Но книжката ми хареса ;33 Меко казано я обожавам,точно както обожавам и първата поредица на Холи и Тони. Тези писатели ми харесат,меко казано много ;33 (какво дете съм само)
This brings back memories of me and my neighbour in the forest by my old house. I didn't realize the hills were giants back then, I wish I had. Maybe I could have done something about it before I had to leave. Hopefully they're still asleep and won't bother any new people who live there.
I loved this book because it is about mysteries and I like mystery books. I recommend it to other people I it's a small be but it is interesting. You should read this book.
A quick read for regular readers, and a fast moving book for any struggling readers.
I enjoyed the writing style and the action.
The 3 books in the Beyond Spiderwick series are not going to be recommended here. Poorly written and with less imagination than the original books. The children have bad attitudes and bad language. The young girl in the story is constantly lying to her parents, and the other children are impressed by how well she does it. The parents fight and the impression is given that because they aren't getting along, then they should get a divorce. This very weighty issue is handled irresponsibly by the au ...more
Galilea Estrada
I really like this book because even that I know is fake when you are reading the book. It feels that you are living what the characters are living. I would recommend this book to kids like me.
On a positive note there seemed a little bit more to this book than there was in the books of The Spiderwick Chronicles, on a negative note it was still on the short side and left a lot of loose ends that I'm hoping resolve themselves in the books to follow. Granted the smaller size is great for younger readers which are in all fairness the target audience for these titles so it's really not a negative unless you're an adult reader reading outside of your age category because everyone knows kids ...more
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Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles
As a kid, I read the series The Spiderwick Chronicles. Because I was extremely fond of the first series, my parents got me the second set, Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles. For a semester project I again read this book and enjoyed doing so. In this book, Holly Black portrays the adventures of a boy named Nicholas, who goes by Nick, and his step sister Laurie. Nick knows at his first glance that he will hate Laurie. However,
Katy Jane
1. So the book has a "save the rainforest" moment when they are talking about controlled fires and how they aren't supposed to kill animals/faeries. That felt a little pushy to me, since the other series didn't really have that kind of thing. And that's probably why I'm bothered by it. I'm so used to the other books.
2. Issues I do like them talking about though is family issues. The Grace family had divorce and the Vargas family is dealing with death and a mixed family. I think it's important fo
The first novel in Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles trilogy. Nick has a new stepsister, Laurie, and she believes in faeries and other mystical creatures. Nick couldn’t care less, until he’s dragged into one of her adventures. Finding a nixie, she has to use her power to ward off giants. This giant is going to destroy the land where they live, and it’s up to Nick and Laurie to defeat it. With the help of Jared Grace, they take it down, but their journey has just begun. This novel was one adventur ...more
Ashley Choo
Every time I get to have a day at the beach, I keep a keen eye out for stones or shells with holes in them, so that I'd be able to look through it and see the creatures from the Spiderwick Chronicles.
You can imagine my excitement when I found this book.
This was a quick, fun read that transported me back into the beautiful, mysterious world of the Spiderwick Chronicles. I would kill for a copy of Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide.
The detailed illustrations and descriptions really make this word o
I love Holly and Toni. I especially love how they make an appearance in the book.
Also, Nick and Laurie are utterly lovable.
Ashlyn Porter
I read Beyond The Spiderwick Chronicles; The Nixie's Song written by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. This book is a fantasy. In this book Nick gets a new sister named Laurie, that is very into faeries. Nick finds a four leaf clover that lets you see faeries, and when he saw a faerie she drowned Laurie and him, so they could see faeries without the four leaf clover. This leads Laurie and Nick on s fascinating adventure. I rated this book 4 stars because it makes you feel like you are actually th ...more
2.5 stars

The first book in the Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles series was an okay continuation of the world, introducing new fairies and characters and a whole new setting.

It was interesting to read about the creatures - I especially liked the nixie - but I didn't really feel for the characters. I found Laurie to be even more annoying than Nick just because she was portrayed as being a bit of a goody two shoes, when in fact she was rather manipulative. Jules wasn't very developed and overall, e
A sequel to the original Spiderwick series, which is okay, but it wasn't anything special or great for me. I thought the original Spiderwick books were okay and maybe even great, they were however fantastic(pun intended children's books. They were fun easy reads. When I saw that the original series had a sequel I though of giving it a try.

The Nixie's Song is a little but longer then the original books and has more text to it, but the story wasn't as good for me. The main characters are Laurie a
Eleven-year-old Nicholas Vargas has had to make a lot of adjustments since his mother died and their father remarried. For one thing, he has to give up his bedroom to his new stepsister, Laurie. Nicholas doesn't have a lot of patience with Laurie, especially since she believes fairies are real. He tells her that her book about fairies, "Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You" is fiction but she insists that fairies do exist. Much to his surprise, Nicholas finds out t ...more
I am a HUGE fan of The Spiderwick Chronicles, and I was totally thrilled when I found out the authors were writing more! In the newest installment in the Spiderwick saga, there is more action, fantasy, and lies than ever before.

Nickolas Vargas has to share a room with his annoying brother, Jules, becuase his sister Laurie moved into his old one. Fuming mad, he ignors her when she begins blabbering about trolls, fairies, mermaids, and some kids by the name of Jared, Simon and Mallory Grace.
But wh
Hier werden zwei neue Hauptcharaktere vorgestellt: Nick und seine Stiefschwester Laurie, die fest an Elfen glaubt. Mit Hilfe einer Kopie von Arthur Spiderwicks Handbuch für die fantastische Welt um dich herum finden die beiden tatsächliche eine Nixe namens Taloa und bewahren sie vor dem Vertrocknen. Daraufhin verleiht die Nixe Nick und Laurie das zweite Gesicht.

Auf einer ihrer Entdeckungstouren wecken die beiden einen Riesen, der ihnen bis nach Hause folgt und nur vom Lied der Nixe beruhigt wird
Ha, well, with a story this short and a summary that long it doesn't leave me much to tell you about, but here it goes anyway.

This is the first book the the Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles trilogy, which is a sequel to the original Spiderwick Chronicles. It takes place, from my guess, only very shortly after the original series ended. We have some brand new characters, the main ones being Nick and Laurie. Nick's mom passed away a little while ago leaving him his dad and his older brother behind
Clare Cannon
Eleven year old Nick isn’t happy that his father remarried following his mother’s death, and particularly doesn’t like having to spend time with his new step-sister Laurie. Laurie lugs around a huge book about faeries, and Nick thinks she’s just wacky. Laurie doesn’t care much what anyone thinks of her, though she’s disappointed that having a real brother doesn’t live up to the ideal she had pictured for herself.

Then one day Nick finds a four-leaf-clover which allows him and Laurie to see things
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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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  • A Giant Problem (Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles, #2)
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