Review: The Field Guide by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi

The Field GuideThe Field Guide by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi


Published May 1st 2003

“It all starts when Jared Grace finds their great uncle’s book, ‘Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastic World Around You’ and the Grace kids realize that they are not alone in their new house. Now the kids want to tell their story but the faeries will do everything they can to stop them.”

I read the Spiderwick Chronicles back when I was quite young, maybe eight or nine. My sister and I read the crap out these books (we must have read them 15 times, no joke) and I’ve been wanting to revist this series and the wonderful fantasy world that Holly and Tony created for awhile now but I’ve finally gotten around to it.

The writing partnership of Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi is remarkable and this series is by far some of the most well written literature that I’ve ever read.

The three main characters, Jared, Simon, and Mallory, are so relatable and realistic. I can relate to each of them in a different way and I think most readers will feel the same.

Overall, I highly recommend this series to everyone of any age. The Field Guide is such an outstanding start to a series and I can see myself rereading this book a hundred times and still enjoy it just as much as the first time.





  • readingrachael

    Hi there! I have just nominated you for the versatile blogger award on my site! :) If you are interested, here are the details:


    Love the review! My kids love this, too! I bought them the complete set (5 Spiderwick books) and they loved Mallory and the twins, thy even actually thought trolls were cute :)

  • Taylor

    Awesome! Thank you so much!

  • Taylor

    This is such a great series to get kids into reading. I wish I could give every child in the world a set of these books. :D

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