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The Ironwood Tree (The Spiderwick Chronicles #4)

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First a pack of vile, smelly goblins snatch Simon. Then a band of elves try to entrap Jared. Why is the entire faerie world so eager to get their hands on Spiderwick's Guide? And will the Grace kids be left alone, now that the Guide has mysteriously disappeared? Don't count on it.
At school, someone is running around pretending to be Jared, and it's not Simon. To make mat
Published (first published 2004)
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Reem Alkhalaf
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ممتعة لأقصى حد لا أريد الإنتهاء منها ولكن بنفس الوقت متحمسة لقراءة أخر جزء منها

لا أريدها ان تنتهي سأفتقد هذه السلسلة الرائعة
Aug 29, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
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.

Nov 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read as part of #ReadKidsLit

Things are getting creepy and tense, but still loads of fun. Excited for the Wrath of Mulgarath...I mean, not really...excited for the book...not so much the actual wrath. That can remain within the pages, please.
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s all coming together now.
I can feeeeeeel the battle coming :D
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
Dec 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, physical-book
It frustrates me that there are five "books" but each is barely a chapter.

I think I would have enjoyed the series a lot more when I was younger. It frustrates me that the world building is good but barely explored and so limited. Just because it's a children's book, it doesn't mean it has to be dumbed down. Only simplified.
Apr 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i loved this book it is so discripted and detailed it is such a good book!! that's why i love the book.
Isa Lot
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me ha encantado, sencillo, directo, entrañable, lleno de seres fantásticos. No entiendo por qué solo hicieron una peli de estos libros. Los recomiendo mucho a los que os guste Harry Potter.
Jun 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
No ha sido mi favorito.

Los dos primeros capítulos prometían muchísimo, no contaré mucho para evitar spoilers, sentí que la historia empezaba a madurar un poco y se creaban muchas incognitas (mas de las que ya tenemos), pero lamentablemente el libro fue cayendo poco a poco, todo el desarrollo fue lento e innecesario en mi opinión. No me agradó que pasaban cosas muy infantiles (lo sé, seguro un niño lo disfrutaría). El final casi salva el libro, todo depende de lo que ocurra en el siguiente (y últ
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
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
Oct 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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) .
"You can never get away from your own self."
Cecilia Raya
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: maddening, 2015-reads
Love it, this is my favorite until now cmkskskdjcekskjx
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This one's the best yet in the series so far. I'm excited to see what happens in book 5!
C.P. Cabaniss
This fourth installment in the Spiderwick Chronicles, does not quite hold up to its predecessors, but that doesn't mean it's not an excellent story. This one takes us deeper into the faerie world as the Grace children are pulled into even more faerie schemes.

For being such short books, and written for a young audience, these stories really pack a punch. One thing that I enjoy is the relationship between Jared, Simon, and Mallory. They are a realistic set of siblings. They each have their own in
K.D. Reed
Apr 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not quite as good as book 3, but still.. I love this series SO MUCH.
Writing/Style: 4/4
Characters: 3/4
Story: 3/4
Pacing: 4/4
Ending: 2/4
Total: 16/20
I really liked the dwarf kingdom/quarry. I really enjoyed the growth of Mallory's character. She's growing up, and it's nice to see the progression. I didn't totally love the added drama with Jared and his mom (the whole "he won't stop misbehaving" thing). And I didn't love that this one ended so openly. I get that the series is sort of wrapping up (thi
Aracne Mileto
La historia sigue avanzando a zancadas. Creo que este libro es el que menos me ha gustado hasta ahora, tal vez porque todo fue acción y menos acertijos. Pero ya quiero saber cómo acaba.

Esta vez he sentido cierta pena por Jared, llegar al punto de que tus padres se rindan contigo sabiendo que no es tu culpa… puede ser devastador.

Sí o sí termino la saga esta semana.
Tibor Horvath
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I finished it like 3 hours ago and forgot to mark it finished 😂😂
Eli Ea
May 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lupe Dominguez
Oh. My. Goodness! Such a good cliffie with this one! And it's definitely getting more dangerous for the Grace children. So good!
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
Justin Padilla
Aug 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-ir-books
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
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
Martha Elena
Para que vean este SÍ me gusto. Aunque fue un poco acelerado el final, me hubiera gustado verlos un poco más en... ¿Peligro? pero bueno, es un libro infantil ja ja ja no puedo pedir grandes peleas, muertes sangrientas ni nada de eso x'D #PsicoMode

Ejem... Como iba diciendo, este libro me gusto porque ya no es introductorio como los pasados, aquí ya podemos ver el conflicto que se creó gracias a el Cuaderno de campo de Spiderwick... además de que se deja ver que habrá una guerra entre los humanos
Jan 19, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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
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Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare), The Darkest Part of the Forest, and her new series which begins with The Cruel Prince in ...more
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