by Holly Black with Tony DiTerlizzi
Book 2 in the Spiderwick Chronicles series (2003)
Publisher: Simon Schuster
A thrilling follow-up to DiTerlizzi and Black’s first Spiderwick Chronicles book, The Seeing Stone has Jared and Mallory rescuing Simon from a band of goblins.
Mallory, Simon and Jared discover the fate of the missing cat. With the aid of the seeing stone the true nature of the secret world around them is revealed. It’s important that the kids tell their story but the faeries will do everything they can to stop them.
Thanks to the mysterious field guide left behind by their long-lost great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick, life for the Grace kids—Jared, Simon, and Mallory—is beyond weird.
When the young boy is kidnapped, Thimbletack leads Jared to a stone that allows him to have “the sight,” or the ability to see magical creatures. Soon, the brother and sister are outfoxing a hungry troll, working with a helpful goblin named Hogsqueal to thwart the other goblins, and taking care of a wounded griffin. With more enchanted action than the first book and a suspenseful ending, this second installment will have kids chomping at the bit for more.