by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles: The Nixie's Song is Book One in a new set of stories that continue the story of the Grace family, but seen through the eyes of a surly pre-adolescent boy living in Florida. The authors bring us into yet another disfunctional family to explore the world of their own creation. I found this book very difficult to read because of how unlikeable the characters are. Also, the authors made themselves characters in this book by making the main characters come to one of their book signings at a local bookstore. It seemed to me that the whole book was just an attempt to make money off of the success of the previous books. Unfortunately, this one does not seem as well written and was a disappointment all around. -- recommended by Kim J. - Bennett Martin Public Library
[Also available in book-on-cd format.]
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