The Seeing Stone

The Seeing Stone

Book - 2003
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When Mallory and Jared attempt to rescue Simon from goblins, they use a magical stone which enables them to see things that are normally invisible.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2003
ISBN: 9780689859373
Branch Call Number: J SERIES Spi
Characteristics: 108 p. : ill. ; 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 18, 2019

This book was, as I expected, much better than the first. The story has picked up very nicely. A wonderful continuation that uses what was established in Book 1, as well as fleshing out more of the creatures hinted at in ‘The Field Guide.’

This book exemplifies the writing of Holly Black, and it is just as mesmerizing as I’ve heard. The fantasy element is darker than most children’s fantasy, but it really works for this story. The illustrations are just as wonderful as the first, and the story leaves off on a cliffhanger that makes me want more.

If you wanted to see more of this world, this is the book for you. It offers a deeper look at the fantastic creatures and much more action. This is the type of story that I was expecting in the first book, but it was worth the wait!

green_sheep_94 Aug 07, 2015

I have always absolutely loved this series and always will!in fact I named my lamb Simon because I thought it fit him. I have read them all at least 3 times. I defiantly recommend if you are looking for adventure and fairy tail with a modern twist!

Jul 11, 2014

Good book

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

amazing, an action packed full of adventures and treasonous dangers!

Apr 18, 2012

It's a weird chroniclism.

Mar 01, 2008

Easy to read story for young school age children. The story can be somewhat disturbing and is best read with an adult for young children

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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RobertELPL Mar 04, 2017

RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Apr 18, 2012

MUSICinWIRES thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 10


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

After ignoring Thimbletack's warning, Simon is abducted by a group of invisible goblins. Thimbletack guides Jared to a "seeing stone" created by his great-uncle which gives him the ability to see faeries, called the Sight. Mallory and Jared go searching for Simon, narrowly escaping capture, and find the goblin camp. While rescuing Simon, they meet a hobgoblin named Hogsqueal who convinces them to help him escape in exchange for his help in rescuing Simon. Hogsqueal then spits in their eyes, giving them the Sight permanently. After rescuing Simon, they flee and lead the goblins to a troll, where the goblins meet their deaths. They rescue the rest of the goblin's victims and take an injured griffin back to their house.


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