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The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Chris Colfer

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Title:The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell
Authors:Chris Colfer
Info:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 448 pages
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  Calavari | Jun 7, 2016 |
This book was actually better than I expected it to be. There were definitely moments where I was rolling my eyes, but I did enjoy it overall, especially for a middle grade book. ( )
  NicoleSch | Jun 1, 2016 |
Alex and Connor Bailey discover that their family has been hiding a great secret when they fall into the book their grandmother gave them--The Land of Stories. They arrive in a world where fairy tales are real. This is the story of their journey to collect the ingredients of "The Wishing Spell", which is their only hope of going back home. Alex and Connor deal with uncertainty (as well as their dad's death the year before) in their own ways, and while they don't always agree, they love each other. Despite the not great narration, I sped through the audiobook. I would recommend this book to pretty much any kid in grades 4 to 6. It's a good introduction to longer books because of the familiar fairy tale aspect. ( )
  amythelibrarian | Apr 1, 2016 |
The Land of Stories is another fairy tale mash-up that has twin siblings, Alex and Connor Bailey, entering the realm of fairy tale characters. Of course, the trip there is one-way so the twins must find a way home. Soon after they enter the Land of Stories, they meet a very helpful anthropomorphic frog who tells them of a legendary spell that will grant any wish. They just need to collect the eight portions of the spell. As a result, they must travel to both dangerous and wondrous areas to acquire these items.
I always enjoy seeing how an author puts their own spin on beloved fairy tales characters in order to make them their own. The Land of Stories is an engaging and fun read.
I would recommend this book for 4th grade and up or anyone who loves fairy tale mash-ups. –RR
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  WhitneyYPL | Feb 9, 2016 |
Narrated by the author. Twins Alex and Connor find themselves in the land of fairy tales where all the characters have lives beyond the stories the twins know and love. The story of the Evil Queen from "Snow White" plays out to a clever backstory that explains her motives. Colfer's soprano tone is ideal for this children's story and he voices the various characters with entertaining aplomb. A nice choice for car trips. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
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Colfer, Chrismain authorall editionsconfirmed
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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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:59:58 -0400)

"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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