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The Land of Stories

The Wishing Spell

by Chris Colfer

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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.

Ages 9-12

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"[E]ntertaining if a bit overlong first novel... The nifty ending ties the plot's multiple strands up while leaving room for further fairy tale adventures. Ages 8+" - Publishers Weekly

"Cardboard characters and awkwardly episodic situations result in a poorly manufactured tale. Ages 8-12" - Kirkus Reviews

"Golden Globe–winner Colfer writes for an audience that will likely include plenty of teen readers (i.e., fans of Glee), and generally they will not be disappointed by the giddy earnestness of the writing, cut with a hint of melancholy. Dorman's evocative spot illustrations kick off each chapter. Grades 4-6" - Booklist

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This book is amazing and hooked me right into it. It is filled with adventure and fantasy.

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Best book ever!

Grace

The Wishing Spell
I love this book and it’s a great start to an amazing series , I’ve read all the books numerous times and still can’t get enough of them.Chris is a very talented author and American actor.

suehayla Sleh

Very fascinating book!
The Land of stories is a very good series. I would definitely recommend this book especially ages 8-13.

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The Land of Stories
I really enjoyed reading this book. I do not want to spoil anything, but the whole story is about 2 children who are overcoming their greatest adventure/scavenger hunt to get back home. In fact, they got transported into a story by a book! Isn't that something?

laiba khan

Land Of Stories
An Amazing book.

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Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer is a Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his role as "Kurt Hummel" on Glee. He was recently honored as a member of the 2011 TIME 100, Time Magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. The Land of Stories is his first novel. Visit him online at www.chris-colfer.com.

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