Three ordinary kids, Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, have entered another world -- without leaving this one! Two remarkable talents, New York Times best-sellers Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, have risked everything to bring this remarkable account to light. Five books -- one thrilling adventure -- the Spiderwick Chronicles!
Their world is closer than you think.
The final book manages to wrap up some of the lose ends. Mrs. Grace gets a chance to play a larger role and to learn about the hidden world within our world. The children have to rely upon themselves to reason out how to get past the ogre and outwit him. With the help of Thimbletack and Hogsqueal they work as a team. Arthur comes back into the story as well.
I was glad that the children finally shared what had been going on with their mother, although I wasn't thrilled that it was only shared with her after she had been kidnapped by the ogre. I know they had planned to tell her everything in book four, only to find that she was already gone. I know this is fantasy, but as an adult and a parent I wish they had trusted their mother enough to tell her what was going on. Especially since they had the seeing eye stone that they could have used to show her and since Thimbletack was in the house along with the library and the guide they had a lot of evidence they could have used. They thought she wouldn't believe them, but they didn't even try. Not only could they have used some adult help and support, but she might have been safer if she had known there was something dangerous going on.
Pub. Date: September 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Format: Hardcover , 160pp
Age Range: 7 to 11
Series: Spiderwick Chronicles Series , #5