The Land Of Stories: The Wishing Spell: The Wishing Spell by Chris ColferThe Land Of Stories: The Wishing Spell: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

The Land Of Stories: The Wishing Spell: The Wishing Spell

byChris Colfer

Paperback | July 2, 2013

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The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world!

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.
Chris Colfer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and Golden Globe-winning actor. He was honored as a member of the TIME 100, Time magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, and his books include Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, Stranger Than Fanfiction, and the books in The La...
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Title:The Land Of Stories: The Wishing Spell: The Wishing SpellFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 1.25 inPublished:July 2, 2013Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316201561

ISBN - 13:9780316201568

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and entertaining read. Great adventure book. Fun and entertaining read. Great adventure book.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I love the creativity of the stories combined. Usually mashups of fairy tales aren't this creative, but this book was so fun with all the different personalities and uncovered relations between classic characters. :)
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I don't regret reading this book at all! Chris Colfer unbelievably talented!
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book, fantastic read. great book, fantastic read.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! Love the entire series but this is the one that got me hooked. Loved the concept, characters, etc. Definitely planning on sharing this series with others!
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book without having to keep on reading Great story that wraps up things in one book. You don't have to keep reading if you don't want to. But who wouldn't after this book. Though five not as good. Love the two main characters and funny as hell.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great to read together! Read this book with my nine year old daughter. I was as enthralled as she was! We took turns reading chapters aloud. Can't wait to start the next book and continue the adventure!
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I've been reading this to my daughter who is 8. It's our special time together. We love the characters and the storyline!
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic read! One of my favorite series!
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was SO much fun to read! Such a quick and engaging read. I think this is a series I will definitely be continuing
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great series, wonderful writing, fabulous read. Great series, wonderful writing, fabulous read.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm in love with the series! Beautiful Book! Full of events and super amazing!
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great adventures Great fantasy book, great read.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Book! This is a great book. The story is so wonderful. Perfect for kids and adults who want to relive their childhood with all the fairy tales in this story.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Wishing Spell A good read for lovers of fantasy genre.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent fantasy adventures Awesome characters, fantastic read.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! This is a great story, perfect for fans of fairy tales. Full of magic and adventure
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No regrets! Borrowed it from a teacher in grade 4, and bought it recently. Still in love!!
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Chris Colfer is one of my favorite authors. I hope that everyone can love this book as much as I do
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sries Fun and entertaining adventures
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful fantasy series Great characters and fun adventures.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great adventure book Fantastic story and characters.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from funny read with great plot There was everything needed in a great novel-humour, adventure, and surprises
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great story I first listen to the story with the audio book version. I loved it and my daughter too. No issue to listen to it at least 2 or 3 times. We now decided to buy the full set, so that she (maybe me too) can read it later, when she can
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOW An unexpected story of two adventure
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! When I first read this book I couldn't put it down. Right when you think their troubles are over a new one arises but the bailey twins always pull through!!!
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for all ages! I started reading this book to my 7 and 8 year old. The book had us hooked from the first page, it is fast paced and written very well. I also love that both my girls who have outgrown princesses are interested in fairytales again! I would highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So cute Loved this book. It was so cute and an awesome adventure to read. Looking forward to reading the next one.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Such an amazing book classic fary tales with a twist!
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this I love a good modern fairytale.... and the fact that Chris Colfer wrote it was a bonus! Magical, adventurous, and a great preteen/teen read. I absolutely love this series!
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this I love a good modern fairytale.... and the fact that Chris Colfer wrote it was a bonus! Magical, adventurous, and a great preteen/teen read. I absolutely love this series!
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book A very interesting way to position classic fairy tales! Very well written and keeps you hooked
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Fairytale A great spin on the classic fairy tales. This book has given life back to those old fairy tales. A fun read with twists galore. Enjoy!
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book for Young Readers I am a grade 4 teacher and started reading this book after 3 of my students had highly recommended it. I am so glad that I took their recommendation. This is a great book and although it looks long it is fast paced and keeps you hooked the whole way through.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Land of Stories This book was very good and absolutely magical!
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical! This book was an amazing read and is suitable for any age group! It was really magical and descriptive!
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read I bought this book a few months ago and I never regretted it. It's really funny and well written.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! Bought for a read aloud for my son and we could not put it down. We are getting the rest of the series.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brought Out the Kid in Me I've always wanted to read this book, but was hesitant because I'm in my 20s. Finally I threw caution to the wind and bought the first one (this one), and I loved it! It was more mature than I expected given its age group, and I loved what Colfer did with the classic fairy tale creatures. I thought that the main characters tended to veer into overdone children's story tropes, but hopefully there is more character growth as the series goes on. I can't wait to read the rest! #plumreview #review
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love i bought all 5 as a set and havent been able to put them down since
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from And they lived happily ever after...then what? This is a thoughtful and humourous take on what the lives of familiar fairy tale characters would be like after their stories ended as well as a story of what it means to be family. Perfect for tween readers and adult readers alike who still believe in fairy tales and the magic those tales hold.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read I really enjoyed reading this book. All your favourite fairy tales come to life, it's great! I would recommend this book for sure.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for 8-12 year olds for sure! My 9 year old powered through this book in about 8 days and is onto the second book. She was so excited about it and telling me tidbits about what was happening every day.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book An interesting read with fantasy and adventure.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i love this a really nice fantasy book 11/10 would read again
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love it very nice and Interesting read
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Book Interesting concept, an easy read
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ABSOLUTELY recommend! I remember the first time I read this book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I love how the characters are developed and the fairy tales we all know and love are elaborated on. Honestly a book for all ages.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok the writing wasn't the best
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daughter Loves this Book I bought this for my daughter in the summer and now she is hooked to this series.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daughter loves series! This series is hugely popular with my daughter. She loves the interconnections of fairytales throughout. Can't say as a parent I enjoy as much as she, however, from her perspective they are excellent.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great This book was very enjoyable
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not sure I was expecting it to be much better than it actually was.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not very good This book was disappointing...That's really all I can say about it.It didn't catch my eye and was not at all one of my top ten choice of book, I do NOT recommend it.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read My sister adores this series and very exited when the new one comes out.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing series! The unique take on the fairy-tale world is constantly entertaining, and it's impossible not to fall in love with nearly every character. Love it!
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome books My 12 year old loves these books
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow This is such a great book
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it!!! Me and my kids really loved this book, it brought a diffrent veiw of the classic fairy tales and shows that there is more after the "happily ever after" and that life doesnt stop and there is still struggles.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing this was the best book ever
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Land of stories is awesome!!! I love fractured fairy tales and these books have a ton! I loved "Authors Odyssey"The most!-CJ
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chris is amazing! This book has started wonderful things for Chris Colfer! While his writing is simple, his stories just have me hooked from the beginning! Amazing…
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Fun Twist on Fairy Tales I read this book to my daughter and she absolutely loved it -- she sat spellbound for every page. I also enjoyed The Wishing Spell and thought it was a good book. However, maybe because I was reading it aloud, I found some of the writing cumbersome, especially the "he said" "she said" at the end of every sentence of dialogue. There was no variation. And it was every time. The story itself was fun, with so many of the familiar fairy tale characters, but with a new way to get to know them. The main characters are twins, Alex and Conner, with Alex being the smart never-gets-in-trouble girl, and Conner being the can't-pay-attention boy. It is nice to have a book for this age group that will appeal to both boys and girls -- there is lots of adventure, including ogres and a quest, along with the fairy tale characters, and a nice relationship between the brother and sister. Kids will also like the imagination of falling through a story book into another world, literally. Also, the illustrations were great and were a nice way to begin the chapters.
Date published: 2016-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice fairy tale Can't say it is a masterpiece, just a nice fairy tale to relax in the evening while reading it.
Date published: 2015-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! I had my doubts about this book, merely because I thought it would be another hollywood actor ghost writing a book for more publicity. But, upon a recommendation from a younger friend of mine, I picked it up. It was one that refused to be put down. Now I am addicted to the series and ended up going to a signing of his. If you are a lover of fairy tales, this will delight you, whether you're 9 or 99!
Date published: 2015-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical and engaging I had read bad reviews for this series when it was first released and I let it sway me to not purchase these books, however after reading Liesl
Date published: 2014-10-13

Editorial Reviews

"It's hard not to love a book dedicated to the Glee star's grandmother...Colfer gets off many good lines [and] the nifty ending ties the plot's multiple strands up while leaving room for further fairy tale adventures."-Publishers Weekly