The Spider and the Fly

illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi, written by Mary Howitt, and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers



DiTerlizzi’s wickedly delicious tribute to silent film – based on the cautionary tale penned by Mary Howitt in 1829 – presents an old-fashioned, cackling villain and a naïve damsel in distress in this ambient, moody picture book with all the allure of the flickering silver screen.

Awards Won

Title Year
Caldecott Medal Image Randolph Caldecott Medal
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
2003 - Honor(s)