Lucinda's Secret

Lucinda's Secret

Book - 2003
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With goblins, trolls, and the house boggart all trying to get them, the Grace children turn to Great Aunt Lucinda for help.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780689859380
Branch Call Number: J DI
Characteristics: 111 p. : ill. (some col), map ; 17 cm
Additional Contributors: Black, Holly


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Jared Grace: [reading Arthur Spiderwick's book] What the hell.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Hogsqueal: Vengeance or death!... Hopefully vengeance.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Mallory Grace: What happens when Mulgarath gets the book?
Thimbletack: I die. You die. We all die. Bye-bye.
Mallory Grace: [turns to Jared; voice quavering slightly] What does he mean, 'we all die'?
Jared Grace: I think he means... we all die.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Aunt Lucinda Spiderwick: [showing scars on forearm] If they say 'suicide' and you say 'goblins', this place is where they put you.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Hogsqueal: [as the griffin is soaring far overhead] Fly as you want. Griffin! I swallowed an ogre whole. You could be next!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Hogsqueal: Bird!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Simon Grace: [refusing to help Mallory attack Jared] I'm a pacifist.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Mallory Grace: Thanks, Spock, you're the pride of the Federation.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Tow Truck Driver: [after running over an invisible monster] Did I hit someone?
Jared Grace: Yes! Thank you!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Jared Grace: Why can't I see you?
Thimbletack: You don't see us, now you do, but only if we want you to.


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Apr 22, 2019

And the fantasy adventure continues with another thrilling installment in the Spiderwick Chronicles! The series digs even deeper into the world of Faeries, and it is not a fairytale.

With a brownie/boggart that’s displeased, an encounter with Elves, and even a unicorn, the kids discover that the Faes aren’t so pleased with humankind. Stuck in a tight spot, can their Aunt Lucinda provide an explanation about the Guide?

This book builds even more tension, while explaining more about the faeries, both dark and light. If you really want to delve even deeper into this fascinating world, this book will lead you where you want to go.

Jul 11, 2014

Good book

Jun 02, 2013


Aug 22, 2012

In the continuation of the series, our hero Jared and his sibling companions adventure out of the house and onto the grounds of the Spiderwick Estate. There they meet a variety of new and interesting creatures, some of which are written about in the guide, and others which are completely mysterious.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

enjoyable and great to read for the whole readers!

Mar 17, 2008

Younger readers should read this with an adult as some of the details can be scary.

Oct 24, 2007

A great series for young readers as the stories aren't too long, and there are just five books in the series. Allows young readers a sense of accomplishment as each book, and then the series is finished. Fun for parents too!


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

The Grace children visit their Great-Aunt Lucinda, who is now in a psychiatric hospital. When they speak to her, they learn more about the world of faerie creatures, the Field Guide, and its author, Arthur Spiderwick, who was Aunt Lucinda's father. Arthur had disappeared when Lucinda was still a little girl and the Grace children later find out where he disappeared to when they stumble upon a forest of elves. On their journey they meet Stray-Sods, grass that can move, and a Phooka, a strange creature that talks only in riddles. Jared is captured by the elves, but tricks them by saying he is "Simon" and they promise to keep "Simon" there until they bring the Guide. Jared says he isn't "Simon" but Jared, and they let him out but only by promising them that they will bring the Field Guide to them when it is found


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