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 forever, 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 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.
When twins Alex and Conner receive a fairy tale collection for their 12th birthday, the brother and sister are soon sucked inside the book's pages. They find themselves in a world where Happily Ever After already happened, where the Big Bad Wolf's pack is hell-bent on vengeance, Snow White's wicked queen has escaped incarceration, and Red Riding Hood has ascended to her own kingdom. In narrating his own book, Colfer of Glee fame lacks the charisma he so frequently displays on television, and is outmatched by the book's large cast of fairy tale characters. Snow White, the Evil Queen, Goldilocks, Alex, Conner, and most everyone else sound too similar: all of them reduced to a low, throaty whisper. Additionally, Colfer's narration is almost indistinguishable from the voices he creates for his characters. This is particularly unfortunate because his book is filled with larger-than-life characters requiring a dramatic and larger-than-life performance. Ages 8 up. A Little, Brown hardcover.
Very well written - a new take on fairy tales
I'm impressed! Along with all his other talents, Mr. Colfer is an excellent writer. His style is easy to read and pulls the reader along, but the vocabulary and complexity of his writing lend a welcome depth to the story. I can't wait to read the rest.
The land of stories
I love this Series of books so much! Buy this book
I like this book! I’m a fantasy lover so this is my dream!
Conner is so funny and Goldilocks and Jack are so cute! I love how the story comes together!👋🔥😏