The Spiderwick Chronicles


May 2003 to September 2004
Number of books

The Spiderwick Chronicles are a fantasy book series of five books by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi, published at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Plot summary Edit


The Spiderwick Chronicles

The books features the three Grace children: Jared, Simon and Mallory, who finds a mysterious Field Guide hidden in the attic, written by their great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick, who studied Faeries — magical beings who hide themselves from Humans using a type of magic called glamour. Soon, the children gets involved in this Invisible World and have to defend the Field Guide from the evil, shape-shifting Ogre Mulgarath and his army of Goblins.


The Field GuideEdit

The first book, The Field Guide, was published in May 2003. It opens in Maine, New England, where the three Grace children moves into the old, ramshackle Spiderwick Estate along with their mother, Helen. It doesn't take long until mysterious things start to happen, and when Jared finds a mysterious Field Guide in the attic, he discovers that the events are caused by a Boggart; a troublesome, nasty little creature that was once a helpful Brownie named Thimbletack. Jared is blamed for the mischief that the Boggart causes, and it is only his twin brother Simon that
believes him when he says that it wasn't him. Finally, Jared convinces his older sister Mallory to help with creating a new home for the Boggart, as they had destroyed the first one. And, after a week, they see the house Brownie Thimbletack, who warns them about how dangerous the book can be.

The Seeing StoneEdit

The second book, The Seeing Stone, was also published in May 2003. When Simon Grace is kidnapped by a band of vicious Goblins, Thimbletack leads Mallory and Simon to an awkward object: a Seeing Stone, which allows one to see invisible Fey.

Lucinda's SecretEdit

The Ironwood TreeEdit

The Wrath of MulgarathEdit