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***Lucinda's Secret

The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 3

by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

Reviewed June 5, 2004.
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2004.  111 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (JF DIT).

Here’s the third book of The Spiderwick Chronicles.  In this book, the Grace kids go to visit their old Aunt Lucinda.  They learn why she’s been put into a mental hospital, and are not surprised that it has to do with the faeries and Lucinda’s father’s Field Guide, the book that they found.  Again, they get in trouble with some creatures from the faerie realm, but manage to escape without giving up the Field Guide.

These books are short, but with all the pictures and small size of the pages, it definitely looks like a book for big kids.  The story is interesting, with Simon, Jared, and Mallory finding out secrets about the world of faerie, but also finding themselves often in danger.  This is a fun series.

Reviews of the other Spiderwick Chronicles:
The Field Guide
The Seeing Stone
The Ironwood Tree
The Wrath of Mulgarath

Reviews of other books by Tony DiTerlizzi:
The Search for WondLa
A Hero for WondLa

Reviews of books illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi:
The Spider and the Fly
The Story of Diva and Flea

Reviews of more books by Holly Black:
Doll Bones
White Cat
White Cat audiobook
Red Glove
Black Heart
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Zombies vs. Unicorns


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