24. The Seeing Stone

The Seeing Stone by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
The Spiderwick Chronicles Book 2

Pages: 108
Finished: Feb. 4, 2008
Reason for Reading: Read aloud to my 7yo. Next in the series. series challenge
First Published: 2003
Genre: children, fantasy
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

The late bus dropped Jared Grace at the bottom of his street.

Comments: Jared watches as his twin brother is attacked by an unseen menace and carted away. Thimbletack, the house boggart, gives him a special seeing stone that helps him to see the creatures of faerie. With the stone firmly in place, he and Mallory set off to find their brother. The first book ended just as the story seemed to be starting and this volume starts off running. Lots of action and mythic creatures abound as the children discover just what lives in the forest behind them. My 7yo was on the edge of his seat with the excitement and is loving the humour. We are both eager to read the next book.


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