Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change.
When the twins' grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tale book, they have no idea they're about to enter a land beyond all imagining: the Land of Stories, where fairy tales are real.
But as Alex and Conner soon discover, the stories they know so well haven't ended in this magical land - Goldilocks is now a wanted fugitive, Red Riding Hood has her own kingdom, and Queen Cinderella is about to become a mother!
The twins know they must get back home somehow. But with the legendary Evil Queen hot on their trail, will they ever find the way?
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell brings readers on a thrilling quest filled with magic spells, laugh-out-loud humour and page-turning adventure.
It s hard not to love a book dedicated to the Glee star s grandmother, who gave him this early advice: Christopher, I think you should wait until you re done with elementary school before worrying about being a failed writer. In this entertaining if a bit overlong first novel, 12-year-old twins Alex (a girl) and Conner fall into their grandmother s cherished book of stories and arrive in fairy tale land. The only way to get home is a convoluted scavenger hunt that requires them to collect eight tokens from various fairy tales Cinderella s glass slipper, a lock of Rapunzel s hair, etc. The ending is never in doubt, but it s a difficult journey as the twins meet the Big Bad Wolf Pack, are enslaved by trolls, and kidnapped by Snow White s evil stepmother. Colfer gets off many good lines Conner s dialogue especially sounds like quips Kurt Hummel might make, as when the twins swim across an icy moat: Wooo! It s so cold, I think we may be twin sisters now. The nifty ending ties the plot s multiple strands up while leaving room for further fairy tale adventures. Ages 8 up.
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Definitely 5 Stars
I've just finished reading this book and I can safely say Chris Colfer has talent in much more than acting. This book keeps people of all ages entertained and intrigued while reading; and just the name of the book was enough to convince my family to read it. Amazing!
Creative and imaginative
One of my favourite book series, Thankyou Chris for all you do.
Myself and my two daughters 6 and 7 absolutely loved this book. We can't wait for the next one. Please please please Chris write it soon. Thank you so much for this incredible journey.