Spiderwick: From Page To Screen

Spiderwick: From Page To Screen

From the beloved best-selling series of books, The Spiderwick Chronicles, comes Spiderwick: From Page to Screen, a fantasy adventure for the child in all of us. This companion catalogue to the exhibit at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art showcases the amazing talent and vision that went into the creation of the books and how that vision was adapted for the feature film. Filled with detailed images of Tony DiTerlizzi’s illustrations from the book series and the digital renderings from Industrial Light & Magic, Spiderwick: From Page to Screen explores the evolution of creating a modern-day fairy tale for today’s audience.

Published: September 2007
Format: Softcover, 24 pages
Author: Jim Bissell, Tony DiTerlizzi
Publisher: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
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Never Abandon Imagination Tony DiTerlizzi: Never abandon imagination.

Imagination is a world of possibility that exists within each of us. It is what makes us uniquely human. It is our creative fingerprint that touches and influences the world around us. Imagination is essential to art and science; to innovation and prosperity. It gives us hope, calls us to action and leads to change.

Whether it’s fairies, dragons, robots or aliens, all of my children’s book characters are siblings born of my imagination – an imagination strengthened through years of encouragement from family, teachers and friends. While so many others abandoned it during their transition from childhood to adulthood, I fiercely held onto mine, hoping for a day when I could share it to inspire the next generation of dreamers. Innovators. World changers.

Imagination empowers us to envision and create a reality of what could be. We must hold it dear, foster it and never abandon it.