The Ironwood Tree
Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, $10.99 (128pp) ISBN 978-0-689-85939-7
The penultimate volume in The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 4: The Ironwood Tree by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black pits Jared and Simon Grace against quarry-dwelling dwarves who have kidnapped their sister, Mallory. The children must escape these and other dangers that surface as a new arch-villain arises at the book's conclusion, prepping readers for the final installment.
Reviewed on: 04/05/2004