Spiderwick series continues with new characters. Read Common Sense Media’s The Nixie’s Song: Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 1 review, age rating. Nick Vargas is a very angry eleven-year-old boy. His father has just remarried and Nick has had to give up his room to his new step-sister Laurie. Laurie is just.. . Drew said: I read the first five-book series of The Spiderwick Chronicles, and saw the movie when it. The Nixie’s Song (Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles, #1).
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Chronixles See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Holly Black Goodreads Author. The Spiderwick Chronicles leave the old-fashioned charm of New England far behind and head south for some fiendish faerie fun in the hot Florida sun. Bdyond Nicholas Vargas only thinks his life has been turned upside down after his developer father remarries and moves his new wife and daughter into the soon-to-be completed Mangrove Hollow.
But an “expedition” to The Spiderwick Chronicles leave the old-fashioned charm of New England far behind and head south for some fiendish faerie fun in the hot Florida sun. But an “expedition” to a nearby lake turns up a little nixie with a giant problem – the huge, lumbering, fire-breathing variety – and it’s up to Nick; his stepsister, Laurie; and his big brother, Julian plus a familiar face from the original Spiderwick Chronicles to figure out the best way to stop a host of rampaging giants before all of Florida goes up in smoke.
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What else is more perfect for a little girl than the Nixie song??? Angela My youngest daughter is now reading this series. How happy I was to have her ask for them for Christmas! She was a challenged reader and thd asked for …more My youngest daughter is now reading this series. She was a challenged reader and she asked for books! Makes my avid reader heart very glad.
See 1 question about The Nixie’s Song…. Lists with This Book. Mar 11, Drew Graham rated it it was ok Shelves: I read the first five-book series of The Spiderwick Chronicles, and saw the movie when it was released a few years later, but until lately hadn’t felt much interest for the follow-up series of three. It seemed like a opportunist spin-off, and it felt like the first one tied itself up pretty nicely. Then when browsing at the library, I found all three just sitting t I read the first five-book series of The Spiderwick Chronicles, and saw the movie when it was released a few years later, but until lately hadn’t felt much interest for the follow-up series of three.
Then when browsing at the library, I found all three just sitting there, nice and small and very attractive in design, so I decided to pick them up.
Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles: Book One – The Nixie’s Song
This first in the series was pretty weak. The characters are flat and have very little personality and when they do, it seems pretty forcedand Nick, the main protagonist, is unpleasant throughout. The story doesn’t really go anywhere to speak of, and it all seemed a little bit like an excuse to just drop the series in the new, interesting locale of Florida during the muggy summertime the original series was set in Maine and chroniclez a bunch of new creatures that spiderwico didn’t get to use last time.
Then, the story REALLY took a bizarre turn when the authors actually inserted themselves in the book, as writers of the original series and the spin-off Field Guide who do a book signing in Orlando. This self-inclusion works great for Lemony Snicket, since he’s actually a character in the story, and of course a pseudonym besides, but in Spiderwick it comes across as gimmicky and self-indulgent.
Then, don’t let’s forget to mention the appearance of the twin boys from the other books, whose names were apparently changed prior to publishing to protect their identities Jared “Grace” has become a very nasty bully, and seems like a totally unnecessary addition to the book.
Then, they arbitrarily introduce a brand new character in the very last few pages. The whole affair just seems kind of rushed and not totally thought-out.
It also just seems like the authors don’t really know what kids think or talk like, and they come across as kind of too grown-up and cynical.
What age group is this book aimed at anyway? There’s some pretty inappropriate language, and some pretty heavy subject matter. I understand that divorce and adjusting to step-siblings is a topic that can be handled in kidlit, it’s just a matter of whether or not the authors know how to do it right, and I don’t think these quite do. Just because a book is written for kids doesn’t mean it can’t be well-written. I gave it a couple of stars, because the idea had potential, and the next two volumes might build on that.
Also, the overall design is just beautiful. Still, while I really do like the illustration style and a lot of the art, some of the drawings seemed sort of similarly self-indulgent, even to the point of including character portraits of the authors themselves. It just seemed sort of tacky. I’ll read the other two and see if this goes anywhere, but I’m not holding out much hope. View all 5 comments.
Sep 10, Jessica Cruz rated it liked it. Have you ever wondered if fairies were real? To answer that question yes, Tue have wondered if fairies were real once I finished reading this book. The genre of my book The Nixies Song is fantasy fiction because the story is about imagination and talks about fairies. My overall opinion is that this was an ok book because it is more about fantasy and I would enjoy the book more if it was more mysterious and more exciting.
It was not my favorite. I recommend this book to people who enjoy reading abo Have you ever wondered if fairies were real? I recommend this book to people who enjoy reading about fantasy and fairies. In the beginning of the book it talks about how after his mother died. Everyone stopped bothering each other right up until his father suddenly got married again.
Nick now had a new stepsister. He hated that he had to give up his room and move in with his brother Jules. In the middle part of the book Nick learns a couple of things about Laurie. He learns how she believes in fairies and how she collects books about fairies bfyond unicorns also how she hated her name and wished her name was Lauranathana.
Towards the end of the story Nick and Laurie go on some adventures and Nick finds a four leaf clover and has no idea that it gives him the ability to see fairies until Laurie tells him all about it. At the end of the story the fairie that Nick spotted with the four leaf clover needs help. The fairie needs help finding her sisters. So Nick and Laurie go on an adventure to find the fairies sisters. While on their adventure they both get into some trouble.
For an example in chapter three when Nick thought that the spideerwick was a mountain and he sat on him and that made the monster mad and it started chasing them. The third person view, affects the story because it helps the reader understand the story like if someone is reading the story to them. The major event is that the monster wanted th kill them. The title “The Nixies Song” relates to the book because when the nixie sang the monster would calm down. The setting of this book is fhe because it shows what kind of environment Nick an Laurie are in.
The settings adds to the conflict because the monster wants to eat Nick. The conflict is ” protagonist vs. The authors tone is calm at first but then gets nervous and frightened because the the characters are getting chased by a monster while trying to save Toalas’s aka the fairie’s sisters.
The character’s motivation is that they have to save Toala’s sisters and bring them back to the pond safely. I was surprised when Nick was able to see the nixie. I was angry when the monster wanted to torture the characters.
The Nixie’s Song: Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 1 Book Review
I liked the way the author explained how the characters felt throughout the story. If I were the chrobicles I would have more characters and more protagonist to make the story much more interesting and see how the characters got through their problems.
My favorite part was the end when they killed the monster and now they are safe. An interesting chroniclds of the book was when almost near the end a lot of fairies came by their house. I thought the ending was good because it ended in a good way and everyone was safe after all. In conclusion, I rate this book three stars out of five stars because I wish it was more exciting and more mysterious.
I recommend this book to someone who dhronicles reading books about fantasy. Now we all know that faeries are not real. But what do you think you’d be doing this minute if they were?
View all 4 comments. Feb 15, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: This new adventure involves all new characters with the Grace children thrown in for supportand the characters are just as interesting, engaging, and dynamic as those in the first series.
What I really love about this book, aside from the gorgeous illustrations and the driving plot, is the fact that the writers have the ability to In the continuing adventures that started with The Spiderwick ChroniclesDiTerlizzi and Black do not disappoint with their Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles series. What I really love about this book, aside from the gorgeous illustrations and the driving plot, is the fact that the writers have the ability to create realistic characters.
Not everyone is beautiful or smart or quick or athletic or happy. The characters seem like people I might chronocles in real life, and I love that. Although this story is book one in a series of three, I feel as though chroniclees section is complete. I want to buy the second book and see what happens, but I don’t feel as though I have to buy it. This story had a beginning, middle, and end, and that makes me happy.
May 01, mj rated it really liked it.