Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Spiderwick Chronicles

Books Read (AR book level: 4.0 - 4.4)
The Field Guide
The Seeing Stone
Lucinda's Secret
The Ironwood Tree
The Wrath of Mulgarath

I loved the Spiderwick books.  In these books, three kids and their mom move into their great aunt's house.  Everyone thought that their Great Aunt Lucinda was cookoo.  The kids, Jared, Mallory and Simon use the dumb waiter at their house to go upstairs and go to the old attic.  There Jared found a secret library and in it a clue.  He didn't know what the clue was for, but later in the book he finds "Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You".   The book tells about magical creatures who live in the invisible world around you.  The creatures from the book are real and want to get the Field Guide because they don't want to be discovered.  With help from their house brownie Thimbletack, the three children will have to save the book and their family.

I liked these books because they had magic and fantasy.  I am reading the book that the series in based on "Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You" now.  I think that the Spiderwick series and the Field Guide are great books for any one who likes fantasy.  There is even a second series of books based on the Field Guide too.