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The Spiderwick Chronicles: Great Escape Special Edition Of The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles #2, III)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  692 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Part three of The Seeing Stone.

Chapter One: In which Jared is forced to make a difficult choice. Chapter Two: In which Simon outdoes himself and finds an extraordinary new pet...then...Lost Chapter: In which Hogsqueal finds himself in a cage.
Published (first published January 1st 2007)
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Jan 18, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
Stupid and a waste of time.

1)-The names of the characters were stupid (Flowerbutt, Hogsqueal,and Claw-Snotbelly.)
2)-There wasn't enough action at all.
3)-Could have been a bigger book.
4)-Needed more detail.

1) Looked like a cool book but it was very misleading.
May 14, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Vengeance or death! Hopefully vengeance."
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I don't really like this book because I didn't think there was as much action as I thought there would be.
I also didn't like the dialogue.
1 thing that I did like was the adventure.
Jul 02, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
What a horrible family. Not a single decent role model in the book. [return]The story line is a bit stale and cliched; I didn't care for these books at all.
Mar 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An additional chapter in the Spiderwick Chronicles. This one giving a bit more back ground information on Hogsqueal.
Mar 07, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bit complicated for third graders, but lots of goblin fun that I think boys would enjoy.
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: modern-fantasy
Summary: This isn’t the first book of the Spiderwick Chronicles. I enjoyed the fact that the beginning few pages of the book are a map and a recap of the books that came before this book. In this book, James is rescuing his sibling Simon from a bunch of goblins that have him locked in a cage. He does this with the help of his sister Mallory and a hobgoblin named Hogsqueal. The three siblings end up getting away by tricking the goblins into being eaten by a troll. Then they end up back near their ...more
Siobhan Coles
Reading the 3 short novels from the SpiderWick chronicles felt like a repeat of something I had watched before, maybe that would because I have watched the film before reading the book. Genuinely I didn't know the books existed and I personally think its quite a shame as I probably would have enjoyed the books more if I went in blind, not knowing anything about.

They are definitely creative stories and if I was younger I think I would have really enjoyed them, they don't scratch the surface howev
I liked this one more than the previous one. Still wish these books were longer and more in depth! Definitely had the potential to be a great novel
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read "Great Escape," part of "The Spiderwick Chronicles" by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. I thought the book was pretty good. I liked the action in the book. A lot happened in a short period of time. They were being chased by goblins and the main characters led them right into a trap and a troll ate the goblins. The only thing I didn't like about the book was that it was to short. I felt they could have put more information in the book or made it more detailed.

Jared, one of the main charac
Oct 02, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is short. Really short. It would be fun for a child to read. The characters are interesting and magical, the story is short and easy to follow, it contains a kitten.

But calling it a story is being kind. It's almost like a serial, that is, it's a very small section of a larger story (that probably isn't even that large to begin with). It's more like a scene.

At any rate, I don't want to pan the book too much because I am not a child, it's part of a bigger story, and children will likel
Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In sprite of starting sort of in the middle of this series, I have enjoyed the first three books of the second series. I love the illustrations and like the three children's characters along with the fantastical circumstances they stumble into and around in. They behave believably and imperfectly- nice!

Also, the occasional feeling of dread is appropriate and the action described well. I'd recommend this book to children, definitely.
Mac  Ross
May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Escape was the final book that I've read in the Spiderwick Chronicles. I wished that the series would continue on forever but no. Everything was perfect; and by everything, i meant the characters and the plot.
Kinda Strange
Jul 04, 2015 marked it as to-read
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this book is only about two chapters from the book it also has a special part at the end of the book which is about a hobgoblan and so on
Short, but nice.
Apr 29, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dernier tome bon. Une bonne histoire.
Isabelle Bachir
I read it such a long time ago. But I remember really loving this series.
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
A great little story for young readers. A short read for the young at heart.
Sky Ray
Sep 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-2016
I Think this book was not good but not bad either cause it didnt give the same feels the first book gave me
I read this a while ago
Jul 20, 2009 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi has been creating children’s books for nearly two decades. From fanciful picture books like The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and the WondLa trilogy, DiTerlizzi imbues his stories with a rich imagination. With Holly Black, he created the middle-grade series, The Spiderwick ...more
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