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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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This was merely okay and I'm being generous with 3 stars. I had high hopes for the concept. Imagine being able to visit the land of fairy tales. Sadly, after a good start, my enthusiasm began to fade the farther along the book progressed. All of the adventures were too easily resolved, the characters were bland, and the dialogue is incredibly cheesy. ( )
  macjest | Sep 23, 2015 |
The author does a wonderful job of having a pair of young twins have an adventure in a book of fairy tales. The twins have interesting character and some of the well know fairy tales are retold with insight and care. If you enjoy playing with fairy tales such as done in Into the Woods, I'm sure you will enjoy the Wishing Spell. ( )
  joeydag | Jul 23, 2015 |
Great...gets funnier as it goes on. Colfer is also the single best narrator I've listened to so far; he'll be hard to beat in the future. ( )
  DonnaPaints | Jul 21, 2015 |
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 |
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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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