The Spiderwick Chronicles Box Set - Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black 5 hardcover books New
THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES
by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly
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New box set of all 5
bestselling hardcover books in slipcase
For lovers of the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles series, this collector's set includes all five original bestselling
The Field Guide
The Seeing Stone
The Ironweed Tree
The Wrath of
The books chronicle the adventures of the Grace children, twins Simon and Jared and their older sister Mallory, after they move into the eponymous Spiderwick Estate and discover a world of faeries that they never knew existed.
It all started with a mysterious letter left at a tiny bookstore for authors
Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. Its closing lines: "We just want people to
know about this. The stuff that has happened to us could happen to anyone."
Little could they imagine the remarkable adventure that awaited them as they
followed Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace and a strange old book into a world
filled with elves, goblins, dwarves, trolls, and a fantastical menagerie of
other creatures. The oddest part is in entering that world, they didn't leave
About the Authors
was born into an artistic household on September 6, 1969. At an early age he
began embracing the whimsical, the wondrous and the surreal, all of which
sparked his wild imagination.
Tony grew up in South Florida amid palm
trees and year-round sunshine. While he enjoyed collecting insects, snorkeling
and camping, he also loved to draw and read. During this time he was introduced
to the works of Norman Rockwell, Arthur Rackham, Dr. Seuss, Roald Dahl and Jim
Henson, all of whom inspired him and became major creative influences. With the
support of family and teachers, Tony was able to cultivate his natural artistic
talents. In college, he honed these talents at the Florida School of the Arts
and later at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, where he earned a degree in
Graphic Design in 1992.
After college, Tony began a freelance
illustration career, working for TSR's Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game.
He continued to illustrate within the gaming field for most of the 1990s,
working on games such as Planescape, Changeling and the trading card phenomenon,
Magic the Gathering.
After seven years of successful work as
a fantasy artist, Tony entered a new field: that of creating children's picture
books. With the publication in 2000 of JIMMY ZANGWOW'S OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD MOON
PIE ADVENTURE, Tony fulfilled a childhood dream of writing and illustrating his
own book. Critics loved the book; this was followed the next year by TED, which
also received high praise, including the 2002 Zena Sutherland Award. Tony has
also illustrated the ALIEN & POSSUM series by Tony Johnston, RIBBITING
TALES, and the star-studded ONCE UPON A FAIRY TALE, in which all proceeds
benefit Steven Spielberg's Starbright Foundation. However, it is his spooky
picture book of Mary Howitt's classic poem "The Spider and the Fly"
that brought him much fame and accolades. His fantastic vision garnered him the
2003 Caldecott Honor Medal and the moniker of New York Times bestselling
Continuing with his passion for
fantasy, Tony has lent his vision to an array of noted authors' works including
J.R.R.Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey, Greg Bear, and Peter Beagle.
Tony currently lives in Amherst,
was born in November 1971 in a decrepit Victorian house in New Jersey. Her
mother, a painter and doll-maker, fed her books on ghosts and faeries that
formed much of her later views on the world. She also developed a fear of the
dark. Nonetheless, Holly spent a happy childhood cooking up imaginary witches'
brews with her younger sister, Heidi, and taking care of her pet rats.
Adolescence brought Dungeons & Dragons, punk rock, boys, and an
unhealthy habit of reading books until 3 a.m. During this period, Holly wrote a
lot of poetry, as well as a play and a novel titled KNIGHTS OF THE SILVER SUN.
She also met Theo Black, a painter who was attending private school. They moved
to Philadelphia together to attend college.
After graduating, Holly got a job in New York while working at night on an
independent gaming magazine, d8. It was through d8 magazine
that she met fellow writer Steve Berman and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi. It was
also during this time that she began the suburban fantasy novel, TITHE: A Modern
Today Holly lives in West Long Branch, New Jersey with Theo, who she married in
1999. She is an avid collector of rare folklore volumes, spooky dolls and
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