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Holly Black

Biography

Holly Black

Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children, including TITHE: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. Her book DOLL BONES was a 2014 ALA John Newbery Honor Book. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library. Her website is www.blackholly.com.

Holly Black

Books by Holly Black

by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

A generation ago, powerful mage Constantine Madden came close to achieving what no magician had ever achieved: the ability to bring back the dead. He didn't succeed...but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a young child named Callum Hunt. Facing up to what he is, Callum has battled chaos and evil across four years of magical training at the Magisterium, eventually defeating the armies of chaos in an epic battle. It came at a cost. Now, triumphant and heartbroken, Callum Hunt has just about had enough, and is ready to complete his training. But the evil Callum faced has not given up just yet...
 

by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

Constantine Madden came close to bringing back the dead. He didn't succeeed...but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a child named Callum Hunt. Now Call is one of the most feared and reviled students in the history of the Magisterium, thought to be responsible for a devastating death and a threat of war. As a result, Call has been imprisoned and interrogated. Everyone wants to know what Constantine was up to. But Call has no idea. It is only when he's broken out of prison that the full potential of Constantine's plan is suddenly in his hands...and he must decide what to do with his power. 

Written by Lloyd Alexander with a foreword by Holly Black - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction
Taran is an Assistant Pig-Keeper no longer --- he has become a hero. Now he dreams of winning the hand of Princess Eilonwy, but how can someone who has spent his whole life caring for a pig hope to marry royalty? Eager to learn his origins and hoping to discover noble roots, Taran sets off with the faithful Gurgi. The journey takes the companions to the three witches in the Marshes of Morva and through the many realms of Prydain. At last they reach the mystical Mirror of Llunet, which reveals a person's true identity. Yet Taran may not be ready to face the truth...
by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Magic, Youth Fiction

Students at the Magisterium are supposed to be safe. Under the watchful eyes of the mages, they are taught to use magic to bring order to a chaotic world. But now the chaos is fighting back. Call, Tamara, and Aaron should be worrying about things like pop quizzes and magic contests. Instead, after the shocking death of one of their classmates, they must track down a sinister killer…and risk their own lives in the process. As Call, Tamara, and Aaron discover, magic can only be as good as the person who wields it. In evil hands, it has the capacity to do immeasurable harm, unless it is stopped in time.

by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Magic, Youth Fiction

Callum Hunt's life has been difficult ever since he was admitted to the Magisterium, since his father suspects him of being evil, and his closest companion is a Chaos-ridden wolf --- but when he discovers that his father may be trying to destroy both him and Havoc, he escapes back to the magical world and he and his friends Aaron and Tamara, become involved in the search for the stolen Alkahest, a copper gauntlet with dangerous powers.

by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Magic, Youth Fiction

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst --- and fails at failing. Now the Magisterium awaits him. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future. The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come...

by Holly Black - Young Adult 10+

Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been playing one continuous, ever-changing game of pirates and thieves, mermaids and warriors. Ruling over all is the Great Queen, a bone-china doll cursing those who displease her. In middle school the game comes to an end, until Poppy declares she’s been having dreams about the Queen --- and the ghost of a girl who will not rest until the bone-china doll is buried in her empty grave.

by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black - Children's, Fantasy, Fiction

We said no, still you looked. Now instead, someone gets cooked.

by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black - Children's, Fantasy, Fiction

After their parents' divorce, the Grace kids --- twins Jared and Simon and their older sister Mallory --- move with their mom to the decaying old mansion belonging to their ancient great-aunt Lucinda, who has been sent off to an asylum. Jared's investigations eventually lead to an old book filled with pictures of fantastic creatures --- Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You --- and an even bigger mystery - the disappearance of his great-great-uncle and Lucinda's father, Arthur Spiderwick.