Tony Diterlizzi

Tony M. DiTerlizzi (born September 6, 1969) is an American fantasy artist, children’s book creator, and motion picture producer.

In the gaming industry, he is best known for his work in the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering and on the Planescape product line for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. DiTerlizzi created The Spiderwick Chronicles series with Holly Black, and was an executive producer on the 2008 film adaptation of the series. He won a Caldecott Honor for his adaptation of The Spider and the Fly.

Books in order of publication:

Written and Illustrated

  • Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-This-World Moon-Pie Adventure, 2000
  • Ted, 2001
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles (co-created/written with Holly Black), 2003ā€“2004
  • Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You, 2005
  • Care & Feeding of Sprites, 2006
  • G Is for One Gzonk, 2006
  • Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles (co-created/written with Holly Black), 2007ā€“2009
  • Kenny & the Dragon, 2008
  • Adventure of Meno! (co-created/written with Angela DiTerlizzi), 2009
  • The Search for WondLa, 2010
  • A Hero for WondLa, 2012
  • The Battle for WondLa, 2014


  • Dinosaur Summer, 1998
  • Ribbiting Tales, 2000
  • Alien & Possum: Friends No Matter What, 2001
  • Alien & Possum: Hanging Around, 2002
  • The Spider and the Fly, 2002
  • Dragonflight, 2002
  • Peter Pan in Scarlet, 2005
  • The Story of Diva and Flea, 2015
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