Horror, In Pint Sizes

The Spiderwick Chronicles may have just enough spookiness to catch on with the pre--Harry P. set

Odd things happen to oddball kids who run in threes. Harry (as in Potter), Hermione and Ron endure all manner of spooky events at Hogwarts. Violet, Klaus and Sunny, better known as the Baudelaire orphans of the Lemony Snicket books, have dodged headless men and giant pinching machines.

Now the Grace kids, Mallory, Jared and Simon, are the latest tyro trio to find themselves entangled in creepy adventures. Especially after a busted marriage forces them to move from the city into a ramshackle Victorian manse. Mallory's hair gets mysteriously knotted to the headboard of her bed. Simon's tadpoles are frozen into...

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