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

by Chris Colfer

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | July 2, 2013 | Trade Paperback

The Land Of Stories: The Wishing Spell: The Wishing Spell is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
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 Storiestells 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 7.62 × 5.25 × 1.25 in

Published: July 2, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316201561

ISBN - 13: 9780316201568

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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

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

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

by Chris Colfer

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 7.62 × 5.25 × 1.25 in

Published: July 2, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316201561

ISBN - 13: 9780316201568

About the Book

This #1 "New York Times" bestseller by Golden Globe]-winning actor Colfer ("Glee") tells the story of twins Alex and Conner Bailey, who's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines the modern-day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.

From the Publisher

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 Storiestells 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.

About the Author

Chris Colfer is a #1New York Timesbestselling author and Golden Globe-winning actor. He was honored as a member of the TIME 100,Timemagazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, and his books includeStruck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal,The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell,The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns, andThe Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning.

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