It all starts when Jared Grace finds his great-uncle's book, "Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastic World Around You" and realises that the Graces are not alone in their new house. Now the Grace kids want to tell their story but the faeries will do everything to stop them.
Reviewed on 11th April 2013
A fun but all too short story of three children in difficult circumstances who find something interesting sharing their new home.
The authors create a varied and interesting set of characters and a great location that will fill readers' imaginations
There seems like plenty of room to explore in later stories, and that is my one criticism - the book goes to quickly and feels more like it's written to set up a series rather than as a story in its own right.
Interesting and entertaining for the younger reader, but probably not something I'll follow up on.