Special Sub-Topic: The Spiderwick Chronicles
|Shortly after Simon, Jared, and Mallory move into the new home they find a secret compartment with a dumbwaiter. Where did it lead?|
Arthur Spiderwick's hidden library. The compartment was found after Mallory knocked a large hole in the wall. The dumbwaiter led up into Arthur Spiderwick's library. Jared was the first one to go up. There Jared found "Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You".
|What happened to Mallory shortly after they discovered the compartment?|
Her hair was tied to the headboard of her bed.. Most of these things actually happened to the animal loving Simon. Mallory did wake up the next morning to find that someone or something had tied her hair in several knots to the headboard. Her mom finally had to cut it to get her undone. They later found out it had been the house brownie who did it. They had destroyed his nest when they emptied out the dumbwaiter and he was angry. He started carrying out all sorts of trouble that Jared was blamed for.
|Simon is abducted by goblins. Mallory and Jared go to rescue him. Jared meets a hobgoblin, Hogsqueal, who gives him 'The Sight' or the ability to see faeries without using a seeing stone. How does he do this?|
Hogsqueal spit on a handkerchief for Jared to rub in his eye.. Hogsqueal spit right in Jared's eye. Jared was pretty grossed out, but then he realized he could see all the goblins below him without the stone. Hogsqueal also eventually gave 'The Sight' to Simon and Mallory as well.
|After being rescued from the goblins, Simon went back and made a rescue of his own. What did Simon bring home with him and nurse back to health?|
a griffin. Simon had a very big heart when it came to animals. He couldn't stand the thought of leaving any behind so he went back to let them go free. The griffin had been seriously injured and left for dead. Even though the others thought it would try to attack him, Simon freed it and brought it home. He nursed it back to health in their carriage house.
|After deciding they need more help, Jared, Simon, and Mallory decided to turn to their great-aunt, Lucinda. Where was Lucinda throughout most of the series?|
a mental hospital. She was put away in a mental hospital. She had been attacked by goblins and injured. No one around her could see or believe in goblins. They thought that she had been hurting herself and had her admitted to protect her.
|After gaining some new information from Aunt Lucinda, the trio set off to look for more answers. They were captured by elves. What was it they learned the evil ogre Mulgarath was seeking? |
Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide. Mulgarath was seeking the field guide. It had information on all of the faerie races. Mulgarath realized it would give him advantages over the other faeries and knew it would gain him power. He would stop at nothing to get the guide. The elves also disclosed that they were keeping an ageless Arthur Spiderwick captive.
|After a fencing competition, Mallory goes missing. The boys figure out she had been taken into the rock quarries by the dwarves. What condition is she in when they find her?|
She is sleeping in a glass case, Snow White style.. The dwarves had dressed Mallory in medieval clothing, done her makeup, braided her hair and put her into an immortal sleep. They made her like a work of art. She was locked into a glass case to sleep until the boys traded her for the field guide. If they refused, she was to stay there forever.
|After the twins rescued Mallory and were making their escape home, they saw another bound prisoner being brought in. They did not realize who the prisoner was until they got home. Who did they realize the prisoner was? |
their mother. When they got home, their house had been trashed by the goblins. Thimbletack was distraught by his inability to protect the house. He explained to Jared that the goblins had been looking for the field guide and taken their mother.
|What did Jared have to promise the elves in order to be allowed to speak to Arthur Spiderwick?|
He had to promise to give the elves the field guide to be destroyed.. The elves made Jared promise this. They called on him to bring them the book. When he showed up to give it to them, they said by his bringing it they knew he was trustworthy to keep it.
|After mom was rescued, the goblins were defeated, and all was said and done, what happened to Aunt Lucinda?|
She came to live with the Grace family.. The elves allowed Arthur to come to the Spiderwick house to say good-bye to Lucinda. He was still young, while she was now eighty-six years old. He had been missing for eighty years. He explained things to her and she forgave him for leaving her behind. He finally stepped foot on the ground and turned instantly to dust. She stayed with the Grace family from then on.
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