The movie based off of the book series with the same name. Starring Freddie Highmoore as Jared and Simon Grace.
Differences from the Original BooksEdit
- The 4th Book is completely omitted from the movie.
- Arthur Spiderwick is held captive by elves after trying to trick them in the books. In the movie he was taken by the sylph after they saved him from goblins .
- Arthur Spiderwick turns to dust in the books. In the movie, he takes Lucinda back to the forest in her 6 year old form.
- The Protective Circle is not in the book.
- The books take place over the course of a few weeks. The movie takes place in 1 day.
- The final battle takes place at Mulgarath's Castle. In the Movie it takes place at the Spiderwick Mansion .
- The Field guide was found in the false bottom of a chest in the attic. In the movie it is found in the secret room simply wrapped in a cloth.
- It takes honey for a Boggart to turn into a Brownie . In the story, you simply have to be nice to it.
- Simon saved a Griffin and nursed it in the book. This doesn't happen in the movie, because Byron is already ok.
- Several creature such as the Phooka , The Stray Sod , The Dragon , Unicorn , Elves and Dwarves are not in the movie.
- Hogsqueal has a much larger role in the book, and is actualy a 1/2 good 1/2 bad guy.
- Redcap/Wormrat has a much bigger apperance in the movie than the book.
- The Troll is more of a character in the book than in the movie,first of all he speaks in the book, and to top it all off in the movie he's in a different scene.
- In the book Mulgarath wears a cloak.
- In the book Hogsqueal dosn't eat birds as often.