Summary from Goodreads
When the three Grace children — Mallory, Jared, and Simon — and their mom move into Aunt Lucinda’s old house, readers know there’s magic afoot. The kids uncover a nest of assembled junk, and on a visit to the secret library via the dumbwaiter, Jared finds a note describing “my secret to all mankind.” After a few mysterious pranks that get blamed on Jared, the boy finally digs up the real prize: Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You. Fortunately enough, the kids meet one of the critters listed in the guide — a brownie named Thimbletack — who makes it all “real” and helps provide the book’s suspenseful conclusion: “‘Throw the book away, toss it in a fire. If you do not heed, you will draw their ire.'”
So my fellow booklovers this is one of these occasions where I have seen the film before I have read the books. I must say I am a huge fan of the film adaptation and I love Freddie Highmores portrayal of both Jared and Simon Grace.
I am a big fan of anything with fairies, magical creatures and other creatures. So this is right up my alley, yes I know its middle grade but I enjoyed it very much. The Field Guide was a short read but never the less it was a very enjoyable read and I was very happy to be introduced to the world of Arthur Spiderwick and the Grace family. I like the idea behind this and I am interested to see how the series develops and how we are introduced to the various creatures that will be in the series. The book was alot different from the film but I really enjoyed the book. Both have there pro’s.
As a last point I just want to say that the illustrations in the book were really stunning and added an extra dimention to the story. As I said before I am really looking forward to reading more of this series. This has been quite a short review fellow booklovers but I will have more post coming soon. Hope you enjoyed this review.
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