by Holly Black with Tony DiTerlizzi
Book 5 in the Spiderwick Chronicles series (2004)
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Three ordinary kids, Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, have entered another world — without leaving this one! Two remarkable talents, New York Times best-sellers Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, have risked everything to bring this remarkable account to light. Five books — one thrilling adventure — the Spiderwick Chronicles! Their world is closer than you think.
Jared and his siblings Simon and Mallory have made a mysterious discovery in the old house they’ve been living in recently: Arthur Spiderwick’s Handbook of Magical Creatures!
After narrowly escaping from the quarry of the dwarves, bruised and battered, Jared, Simon, and Mallory return home to find the mansion ransacked and learn that Mulgarath has made off with both the Spiderwick Guide and their mother! With only the help of Thimbletack, Hogsqueal, and Byron, the Grace kids have to defeat Mulgarath and his goblin army. But before they can face Mulgarath, they’ll have to rescue Arthur Spiderwick from Lorengorm and the elves.