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The Wrath of Mulgarath

(The Spiderwick Chronicles #5)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  35,767 ratings  ·  1,115 reviews
Three ordinary kids, Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, have entered another world -- without leaving this one! Two remarkable talents, New York Times best-sellers Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, have risked everything to bring this remarkable account to light. Five books -- one thrilling adventure -- the Spiderwick Chronicles!
Their world is closer than you think.
Hardcover, 146 pages
Published September 7th 2004 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published 2004)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Wrath of Mulgarath (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #5), Tony DiTerlizzi
The Wrath of Mulgarath was published on September 7, 2004. The Grace children return from the quarry to the Spiderwick estate, only to find the house in ruins and their mother gone. Hogsqueal the hobgoblin informs them that the house was destroyed by the goblins who have kidnapped their mother and taken her to the palace of their fearsome master, Mulgarath the ogre. Accompanied by Hogsqueal, the siblings journey to Mulgarath'
MissBecka Gee
This series was much better than I expected.
It's engaging and (beyond) fast to read. The entire 5 books series can be read/listened to in a day.
I think tiny humans and adults alike will enjoy these.
Did I mention Mark Hamill narrates (all 5 books) like a boss?
Faseeh Ilahi
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook
This was such a fun series with an epic conclusion. This was amazing and sweet at the same time. There were a lot of mythical creatures in these books which I loved and adored.
Tori I
Dec 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 02, 2008 rated it liked it
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
~ Giulia ~
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I know someone who's an inveterate non-reader, you can count the number of books they've ever read on your fingers (and not even using all of them); 5 of said books are these books. For that alone this whole series would deserve 5 stars.

In this conclusive instalment we have the final confrontation with the orc and the story of the Grace family gets satisfactorily wrapped up. It was especially nice meeting again many characters introduced in the previous books.

I wish I had read it as a child, but
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
And so on to the end of the series and the natural conclusion to the story - however as mentioned in the previous books review (the Ironwood tree) the story has taken a different direction to the film and one which I guess in some ways is a little more bleak but in others I think a lot more realistic.

The story does rely more on the children's character rather than knowledge and special insight given by the book which I think is far better (the film seem to spend too much time relying on the boo
Michael Sorbello
Bruised and battered, Jared, Simon, and Mallory return home to find the mansion ransacked and learn that Mulgarath has made off with both the Spiderwick Guide and their mother. With only the help of Thimbletack, Hogsqueal, and Byron, the Grace kids have to defeat Mulgarath and his goblin army. Before that, they'll need to win over some extra backup from fairyland.

The Grace kids have been tormented by the inhabitants of the fairy world for quite some time now, but when Mulgarath kidnaps their mot
C.P. Cabaniss
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was the final installment in the Spiderwick Chronicles and overall I was very pleased. Jared faces some of the inner struggles that we have seen in the previous novels and finally faces down some of his demons. The sibling relationship between Jared, Simon, and Mallory continues to be a highlight of the series.

We get a lot of both Thimbletack and Hogsqueal in this final installment, which I appreciated. These two are a lot of fun and it was nice to have them around more. We also get to see
Oct 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
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 final book in the series is yet another fast mover, bringing the series to an end through
Lupe Dominguez
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a great conclusion to the series! I really enjoyed this series. The fantasy angle was well developed and the story was fast paced but not rushed. The ending was perfect and bittersweet but I loved it. So good!! So glad I let my son read them!
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: completed-series
A nice end to the series.
hillary ☾
Jul 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
3.5 stars
Nov 29, 2019 rated it liked it
This series was DEFINITELY a quick listen to and actually glad Libby had the audiobooks and also to know Luke Skywalker aka Mark Hamill read these? HECK YES!! AND he did so good. They were just too short Haha. But they were surprisingly good and fun reads.

Ik my family has had the movie for years back when it came out on dvd and my siblings used to watch it but I'd only seen a few seconds of it. All I remember was seeing little Freddie Highmore and how Mallory was looking through a weird thing a
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers Who Enjoyed the First Four 'Spiderwick Chronicles'
Returning home after their adventures in The Ironwood Tree , the three Grace children discover that their mother has been kidnapped by the ogre Mulgarath and his goblin army. With the aid of the elves, who allow Jared to confer with Arthur Spiderwick, the three siblings, together with Byron the griffin, Thimbletack the brownie and Hogsqueal the hobgoblin, set out to rescue her. Their plan - Hogsqueal will pretend that he has captured Jared and Mallory, and 'deliver' them to Mulgarath's camp, ...more
Jul 30, 2008 rated it it was ok
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Evelyn (devours and digests words)
If I could rate the whole series altogether. I would give it a total of 3.5. The artworks though? That would be a briliant 5/5.

I feel that the author could do something more with the plot. Something more wow . This is the final book in the Spiderwick Chronicles and was I impressed? Not really. The world-building was great, the characters (humans and fey alike) are all fleshed out really well and each has a unique quality about them.
I guess I wanted more. I wanted the books to be longer. I wante
Ok, so, twelve-year-old me must have had the absolute WORST reading comprehension, because I remembered about 99.9% of these books WRONG in every way imaginable...except for the part with the pixies in the honey, which I guess goes to show what kind of child I was.

Honestly I don't see why these couldn't have been one book? Because I've seen books with an episodic nature like this, and I think it would have worked. Plus probably have cut publishing costs. Not that I'm did up my S
Crazy Uncle Ryan
Mar 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
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.
Jen/The Tolkien Gal/ジェニファー
Not a bad conclusion to the series at all. I just wish the world could have been more fully explored and not limited to a backyard.
Fi's Journey
"That would be overly kind to a goblin in a bind. No, we'll set rats to nibble off your toes, pike out your eyes, and put them up your nose. Your fingers we'll remove with dull scissors, and we'll wait until your confidence withers."(- Thimbletack)

I really liked the whole series. It's kinda funny as the first book I was like "Hmm.. I'm not sure. I like the setting and I love faeries but just not sure." And ta-da! I really enjoyed all of it. The sibling bonding, the creatures (Thimbletack, Hogsq
Marnie  (Enchanted Bibliophile)
This was a fun quick series.
It was captivating and although I would've liked more, I realise that it's a series for children, and not when the authors wrote it they never took into account that adults will also read and love this.

This is a very good series to give to your child to read, or even to read to your child, because you will be enchanted!
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Solid ending, with room for far more adventures. Great job, kids! (and Thimbletack & Hogsqueal & Byron!) The ending was a teensy bit sad for certain reasons, but otherwise celebratory and full of contentment.
Aaron W. Matthews
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good, brief little series. Geared towards younger readers. It was a pretty fun set of books. The only thing I didn't care for was the hobgoblin character...super annoying! What a pumpkin head that guy was. ...more
Dec 29, 2016 rated it liked it
It's a fun, quick series and I'm glad I finished it. I mostly read this one for a challenge, but it was funny and nice to read. I guess I'd recommend the series if you like fantasy and/or children's. ...more
I'm thankful they finally got to the heart of the matter and put a stop to things. Bless them! ...more
Cecilia Raya
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: maddening, 2015-reads
Lisa Vo
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finished! In which this becomes one of my favorite series. :)

Cassidy (cassies.fictionalland)
Going to give it more of like a 4.2 or 4.3 haha. I loved the book! Had a lot more build up to the finale and a lot more detail about the faerie world. Ending got me a little teary eyes of course 💕 great, super cute and fast paced series to read to get you out of a slump and into a good reading mood!
Sana Zameer
Had fun reading the whole series with my kids. Watched the movie too but it wasn't as good as the books. ...more
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