The Spiderwick Chronicles are a series of books that follow the Grace children through a world full of adventure and mystical creatures. In Book 1 The Field Guide, the Grace children move with their mother into an family home that is very old and falling apart. The children quickly learn that this house is very different and is definitely more than meets the eye. They are not the only ones living in this home, it is full of mythical creatures and one very interesting book, “Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You.” Twin Brother Jared is willing to risk everything in protecting this book and will stop at nothing.
The Grace Children provide an excellent opportunity for some fascinating character studies and predictions with evidence. The children have very distinct and very different personalities. We loved looking at the different ways each child reacted to situations (i.e. finding the Guide) and what they did next.