Authors: Holly Black,Tony DiTerlizzi
NOTEBOOK for FANTASTICAL OBSERVATIONS
T. DiTERLIZZI and H. BLACK
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This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real locales are used fictitiously. Other names, characters, places, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, and any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
Copyright © 2005 by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.
is a trademark of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Book design by Michael Nelson
The text for this book is set in Rackham Italic.
The illustrations for this book are rendered in pen and ink.
Manufactured in the United States of America
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CIP data for this book is available from the Library of Congress.
Additional thanks to Michael Nelson for his extraordinary assistance in developing the
Notebook for Fantastical Observations
For all writers, artists, and readers
Tony and Holly
Tony DiTerlizzi is the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor–winning
The Spider and the Fly
as well as the author and illustrator of the Zena Sutherland Award–winning
. He and his wife, Angela, reside with their pug, Goblin, in Amherst, Massachusetts. Visit Tony on the World Wide Web at
Holly Black is the author of
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale,
which the American Library Association selected as a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults as well as for the YALSA Teens’ Top Ten Booklist. Holly lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her husband, Theo. Visit Holly on the Web at
When Tony and I first heard the story of the Grace children, we thought that their experiences were unusual. Since then, however, children and adults alike have contacted us with their encounters with faerie. A few of them are presented in this book along with some exercises that we hope will help you investigate potential faerie activity where you live.
Above all, please remember to be careful. While some faeries are helpful, many are tricksy, and others can be dangerous.