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The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

The Wishing Spell (2012)

by Chris Colfer

Other authors: Brandon Dorman (Illustrator)

Series: The Land of Stories (Book 1)

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I cannot possibly say enough good things about this book. While I originally picked this up because I'm a devoted Gleek, Colfer's writing is genuinely good - funny, lively, and engaging. Alex and Conner are wonderful protagonists, and I love seeing Colfer's own little changes to the fairy tale canon as we know it. There's a reason this became an NYT best-seller, and it's not the power of the Gleeks. It's all because of Colfer's own work. ( )
  jwarbler | Jan 31, 2015 |
Kids got bored after a halfway through the book. ( )
  capiam1234 | Jan 20, 2015 |
Twins, Alex and Conner Bailey, are magically swept into a land of fairy tale characters when their grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tale book. This is an exciting, action-packed tale that gives a whole new perspective to the lives of such characters as Cinderella, Snow White, Red Riding Hood, and Sleeping Beauty, to name a few. A fun, highly recommended read. ( )
  SheilaCornelisse | Jan 9, 2015 |
Not bad for a first novel. Definitely written for a younger audience than I expected. Also, I blame ABC, but I can't help but picture Regina from Once Upon a Time as the Evil Queen. ( )
  ladypembroke | Nov 22, 2014 |
The Land of Stories is a book that takes all of your classic fairy tales and adds a new spin. The book is written for children new to the world of fairy tales as well as for adults that love the classics. The book is perfect to keep you on your toes and enjoy the stories you grew up with.The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell follows Alex and her brother Connor down a rabbit hole, or, in this case, a fairy tale book. When the twins get their bearings they’re being helped by a frog man, herded into caves and eventually sent on an adventure to send themselves back home where their recently widowed mother awaits.

The two must face the evil queen, steal from red Riding Hood, befriend Cinderella and sneak into Snow White’s palace all while avoiding the lands knights, the treacherous wolfpack and the mute huntress. In this twisted world, your favorites are dismissed and given a new title. No more little miss Goldilocks, no more Jack and the beanstalk, no more towers. It’s a battle against time and forces to collect all the items that Alex and Connor need to get their wish. The secrets are out and the lies have been branded, all that’s left is pure, mortal abilities. Strength, bravery, intelligence and heart. But will it be enough to save Alex and Connor and send them back home? Will they want to go back home?

Chris Colfer’s created the ultimate fairy tale quilt, stuffed with all your favorites and patched together. If you grew up wanting to be a princess with your own godmother or envying the knights of the round table I would highly recommend you check this book out at the library and continue the joys of childhood memories that it takes you on. ( )
  PracticallyPerfect | Oct 6, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 031620157X, Hardcover)

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.

The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.

But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

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"Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about"--… (more)

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