The Nixie's Song

The Nixie's Song

By Tony DiTerlizzi; Holly Black; Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689871313, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2007

Description
"The Spiderwick Chronicles" leave the old-fashioned charm of New England far behind and head south for some fiendish faerie fun in the hot Florida sun. Eleven-year-old Nicholas Vargas only "thinks" his life has been turned upside down after his developer father remarries and moves his new wife and daughter into the soon-to-be completed Mangrove Hollow.
But an "expedition" to a nearby lake turns up a little nixie with a giant problem - the huge, lumbering, fire-breathing variety - and it's up to Nick; his stepsister, Laurie; and his big brother, Julian (plus a familiar face from the original "Spiderwick Chronicles") to figure out the best way to stop a host of rampaging giants before all of Florida goes up in smoke.


About the Author
Tony DiTerlizzi is a "New York Times "bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like "Jimmy Zangwow s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure", "Adventure of Meno" (with his wife, Angela), and "The Spider & The Fly" (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like "Kenny and The Dragon" and "The Search for WondLa", Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries. You can visit him at DiTerlizzi.com.

Holly Black spent her early yearts in a decaying Victorian mansion where her mother fed her a steady diet of ghost stories and faerie tale. An avid collector of rare foldlore volumes, spooky dolls, and crazy hats, she lives in West Long Branch, New Jersey, with her husband, Theo. Visit her website at www.blackholly.com.

Tony DiTerlizzi is a "New York Times "bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like "Jimmy Zangwow s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure", "Adventure of Meno" (with his wife, Angela), and "The Spider & The Fly" (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like "Kenny and The Dragon" and "The Search for WondLa", Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries. You can visit him at DiTerlizzi.com.