A Giant Problem is the eagerly anticipate next installment in the new series by the creators of The Spiderwick Chronicles.
Nick and Laurie have a giant problem and it's a lot bigger than they originally thought. When Taloa sent them off to find her sisters, they discovered a single fire-breathing giant, but as it turns out, that one giant is just the tip of the iceberg. According to No Seeum Jack, the blind giant killer who helped Nick, Laurie and Jared dispatch the original giant, there are hundreds, possibly even thousands, of giants underneath the surface waiting to wake up. And since Taloa refuses to give any assistance until her sisters are located, the kids turn to a kingdom of merfolk for help. As is the way of the fey, the merfolk send the kids on a quest- to find a sea creature they'd never seen- before they'll even consider helping
To assure the kids succeed, they capture Julian and leave him stranded on a distant sand bar that's too far for him to swim to shore. Between Julian's hysterical girlfriend, No Seeum's ruthless hunting of the giants and trying to figure out the quest, the kids have their hands full, but will the merfolk even keep their deal? Will Nick and Laurie, not to mention Florida, survive the next round of catastrophes that continue to leap from the pages of Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide.
Tony DiTerlizzi is the author and illustrator of Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-This-World Moon-Pie Adventure and the brilliantly cinematic version of Mary Howitt's classic, The Spider and the Fly. His most recent picture book is G is for One Gzonk! He and his wife, Angela, reside with their pug, Goblin, in Amherst, Massachusetts. They have no sprites. They know better.
Holly Black spent her early years in a decaying Victorian mansion where her mother fed her a steady diet of ghost stories and books about faeries. Holly has written several books, all published by Simon and Schuster including Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, Valiant and Ironside. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
A Giant Problem
Simon and Schuster Australia
Authors: Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black