The Spider and the Fly

By Mary Howitt; Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781442454545, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 21, 2012

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Description

A special 10th Anniversary Edition of an illustrated classic that won the Caldecott Honor. Includes a collectible poster showcasing original art.

“Will you walk into my parlor,” said the Spider to the Fly....

This enduring verse from Mary Howitt dates back to the nineteenth century, but its warning—to beware the wiles of flattery—remains as relevant as ever. Celebrated artist Tony DiTerlizzi, drawing inspiration from his love of classic Hollywood horror movies of the 1920s and 1930s, shines a cinematic spotlight on a quintessential cautionary tale.

In commemoration of its tenth year, this revitalized edition showcases both the Caldecott sticker and a custom anniversary sticker as well as a brand-new jacket, features an author’s note and new art, and includes a four-color poster.




About the Author
Mary Howitt was born in Gloucestershire, England, in 1799. With her husband, William Howitt, she wrote more than 180 books, including the poem "The Spider and the Fly: An Apologue: A New Version of an Old Story", which first appeared in "The New Year's Gift".Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times "bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books with Simon and 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.



Praise For The Spider and the Fly

"The most charming spider you'll ever dine with!"--Henry Selick director of The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach

"A gleefully sinister fable that spins its tale like a great old silent film. The kind one might only see in a haunted nickelodeon. I love the beautiful, dramatic, black-and-white illustrations."--Lane Smith illustrator of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

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