Holly Black spent her early years in a decaying Victorian mansion where her mother fed her a steady diet of ghost stories and faerie tales. An avid collector of rare folklore volumes, spooky dolls, and crazy hats, she lives in West Long Branch, New Jersey, with her husband, Theo. This is her first book. For more information, visit www.blackholly.com. Mary Botham Howitt was born in 1799 in Coleford, England. Originally published in 1829, Mary's best-known work 'The Spider and the Fly' has been enjoyed by generations of readers and has become an age old classical cautionary tale. Mary Howitt died in Rome in 1888. Tony DiTerlizzi's unique and unusal artstyle is the perfect complement to Howitt's classic tale. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn, New York.
A trio of titles acts as guides to deepen the impact of popular series. The Spiderwick Notebook for Fantastic Observations by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black comes in an embossed paper-over-board package that emulates well-worn leatherbound scientific notebooks. Along with descriptions of the offbeat characters that people the Spiderwick Chronicles (Brownies, Dragons, Griffins, etc.) are plenty of lined pages with occasional prompts to help budding observers of fantastical phenomenon record their findings. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.