Tuesday, September 27, 2016

{Q&A/ Series Review With Bailey} The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black & Tony DiTerlizzi


Published by: Simon & Schuster
Genre(s): Fantasy, Middle Grade, Adventure, Paranormal, Children's Fantasy
Source: Print: Hardback
Age Rating: PG
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon

My Ratings:
#1: The Field Guide = 4 stars
#2: The Seeing Stone = 4 stars
#3: Lucinda's Secret = 4 stars
#4: The Ironwood Tree = 4 stars
#5: The Wrath Of Mulgarath = 4 stars
Bailey's Ratings:
#1: The Field Guide = 4 stars
#2: The Seeing Stone = 5 stars
#3: Lucinda's Secret = 6/5 stars
#4: The Ironwood Tree = 4.5 stars
#5: The Wrath Of Mulgarath = 5 stars




Goodreads synopsis:

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 this one!


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I read this series and passed it down to little Bailey to read and she absolutely loved this series. She insisted upon reviewing this series and telling you all how much she loved it. Here is what she has to say!


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#1. The Field Guide 

Page Count: 128
Published On: January 1, 2003

444304Q: What is The Field Guide about? Can you summarize it?

A: It's about the Grace family finding the Field Guide, but not their mom.

Q: What would you rate it? 
A: 4 stars

Q: What did you like about it? What did you dislike?
A: I liked that it was about a family and that there was an older girl instead of two older boys. I liked how the twins were shown and that they weren't the same person. They were different. I didn't not like anything.

Q: Who was your favorite character?
A: Mallory, the older girl.


Q: What was your favorite part?
A: When they found the book and when they finished the riddle. 

Q: What was your least favorite part?
A: I didn't have one. There was no least favorite part.

#2. The Seeing Stone

Page Count: 128
Published On: May 1, 2003

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Q: What is The Seeing Stone about? Can you summarize it?

A: About saving the brother from the goblins.

Q: What would you rate it? 
A: 5 stars.

Q: What did you like about it? What did you dislike?
A: I liked that they were saving someone instead of being tricked by someone like the Series of Unfortunate Events (by Lemony Snicket ---series review coming soon)

Q: Who was your favorite character?
A: Um...the hobgoblin, Hogsqueal.

Q: What was your favorite part?
A: When they Simon out of the cage. It was kind of funny how he was in a cage.

Q: What was your least favorite part?
A: When the goblins were singing about cooking the cat they captured.


#3. Lucinda's Secret

Page Count: 128
Published On: October 1, 2003

280277Q: What is Lucinda's Secret about? Can you summarize it?

A: It's about the secret that Lucinda only knew about. I don't want to spoil it so...

Q: What would you rate it? 
A: 6/5 stars.

Q: What did you like about it? What did you dislike?
A: I liked that there were sprites in it. They found out that Lucinda really liked the sprites. She only ate sprite food instead of human food which kind of made her crazy.

Q: Who was your favorite character?
A: Lucinda

Q: What was your favorite part?
A: When they found out Lucinda knew what they knew and that they knew the secret. They didn't want to tell their mom because they didn't want her to think they were crazy like Aunt Lucinda.

Q: What was your least favorite part?
A: Nothing.


#4. The Ironwood Tree

Page Count: 128
Published On: April 1, 2003

277191Q: What is The Ironwood Tree about? Can you summarize it?

A: It was about the brothers trying to find Mallory and they discovered stuff about dwarves and how Mallory can live forever when she's really old. She'll only be able to walk on leaves when she's older because she can't touch the human ground.

Q: What would you rate it? 
A: 4.5 stars.

Q: What did you like about it? What did you dislike?
A: I liked the cover a lot. Also because it's a good book.

Q: Who was your favorite character?
A: Mallory.

Q: What was your favorite part?
A: When they found Mallory.

Q: What was your least favorite part?
A: I don't have one.


#5. The Wrath of Mulgarath

Page Count: 128
Published On: September 7, 2004

277190Q: What is The Wrath of Mulgarath about? Can you summarize it?

A: It's basically the end of the story.

Q: What would you rate it? 
A: 5 stars. I liked the death.

Q: What did you like about it? What did you dislike?
A: I liked that the mother was there to see the death of the evil creature and that Jared killed him with a really big sword that he could barely lift.

Q: Who was your favorite character?
A: Mallory.

Q: What was your favorite part?
A: I liked that Mulgarath died and it was a really good death scene. 

Q: What was your least favorite part?
A: When they were tricked.


More Questions For Beetle:

Which of these books was your favorite?
A: Lucinda's Secret


Who is your overall favorite character?
A: Mallory

Favorite creature(s)?
A: Hogsqueal & the sprites

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      I love sharing amazing books with Bailey. Her excitement for these books was adorable to witness. I have had the first book in the series for a while and I gave it to Bee a couple months ago and she was basically foaming at the mouth for the next book. I finally found the other four books at Goodwill for a really cheap price and bought them for her. She finished them within a week and a half and even reread a couple of the books. I'm so glad that she's finding books that she loves to read. Someday, we will do video reviews so that you can see how excited she is about reading, but until I acquire a camera, you'll have to be satisfied with her Q&A reviews. 


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Happy reading, y'all! 
Olivia
~LivTheBookNerd~
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