The Ironwood Tree

The Ironwood Tree Cover

The Ironwood Tree

By Tony DiTerlizzi; Holly Black

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9781442487017, 108pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2013

Description
The faerie world is in pursuit of the Grace kids in this repackage of the fourth book in the #1 "New York Times "bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles.
First a pack vile, smelly goblins snatch Simon. Then a band of elves try to entrap Jared. Why is the entire faerie world so eager to get their hands on Arthur Spiderwick's Guide? And will the Grace kids be left alone, now that the Guide has mysteriously disappeared? Don t count on it.
At school, someone is running around pretending to be Jared. To make matters even worse, now Mallory has disappeared and something in the water is killing off the plants and animals. Clues point to the abandoned quarry just outside of town where the dwarves have taken over. Meanwhile, the faerie world's abuzz with the news that a creature with plans to rule the world has offered the dwarves a gift to join with him: a queen.
In honor of the tenth anniversary of the #1 "New York Times "bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles series, which has more than 12 million copies in print worldwide, this edition of "The Ironwood Tree "features a larger trim size and an original cover with all-new art from Tony DiTerlizzi.


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.