Illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi
The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 5
Finished: Mar. 25, 2008
First Published: 2004
Genre: children, fantasy
The pale light of the newly risen sun made the dew shimmer on the nearby grass as Jared, Mallory, and Simon trudged along the morning roads.
Reason for Reading: read aloud to my 7yo. next in the series. Once Upon a Time Challenge
Comments: In this final installment of the Spiderwick Chronicles, the Grace children must rescue their mother and save the human world from the evil ogre, Mulgarath. A fitting end to this series, this book was non-stop action from beginning to end. All story lines are brought to a satisfying conclusion and yet the door is left open for a sequel. This series is a perfect introduction to fantasy for young children. My 7yo was on the edge of his seat for the entire series and this will be remembered as one of our favourite read alouds.