Parents need to know that The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, by Glee’s Chris Colfer (who plays Kurt Hummel), is warm and heartfelt, as well as imaginative. The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell brings readers on a thrilling quest filled with magic spells, laugh-out-loud humor, and page-turning adventure. Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer – review. ‘I found it so imaginative and descriptive that I felt I was there’. Poppy Fri 6 Mar.

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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. He was honored as a member of the TIMETime magazine’s annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, and his books include Struck By Lightning: Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? 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 fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of woshing with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought. Read more Read less.

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The brother and sister mostly get along, which is nice, but to have a sibling show their love for another one by helping them cheat on a test? The book is sprinkled with morally dubious examples like that one.

I am a 4th grade teacher and Psell read this book to my class.

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The story line is very engaging and quick-moving. It was a great way to review fairy tales. Even as an adult I was very entertained by the adventures of these two kids as they journey through the Land of Stories and meet all of the fairy-tale characters we grew up reading about. The reason I gave it 4 stars is because of the language.


There is an occasional swear word which is just unnecessary. Obviously I didn’t read those words aloud, but a few kids following along know that they were there. I have a hard time recommending a book to kids that has language that I wouldn’t want them using.

If you are looking for an excellent and edge of your seat book from the series of The Land of Stories then The Land of Stories the Wishing Spell is for you!

This book will transport you right away into the world of magic, fairies, and goblins. Chris Colfer does an extraordinarily good job at making the characters extremely realistic and leaving you on the edge of her seat. From the two main characters Alex and Conner Bailey we soell that perseverance is key to success and not trying is not an option. Vhris this book Alex and Conner Bailey are normally 6th grade twins.

They only live with their mom because their dad died in a car crash.

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One day they find out that their grandmother is actually the fairy godmother of the fairy tale world. They find this out because for their birthday their grandmother gives them an old fairy tale treasury and the twins fell into the book landing in the fairytale world. The twins are trying to find a way out of the book but a dark force is trying to stop them.

Will they make it home or will they be stuck in the fairy tale world forever? In The Land of Stories the Wishing Spell the book has great description that clearly paints a picture in you mind at all times.

Light was scarce and flickered from the torched bolted to the stone walls. Foul-smelling water dripped inside from the moat circling the palace above. Large rats chased each other across the floor searching for food.

Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer – review

During this part you can clearly picture this dungeon that a queen is locked up in, with water dripping from the walls and very little light. And off the bat it already gets you wondering about why a queen would be locked up in a dungeon.

Peters was a tall, thin woman who always wore a dress that resembled old, patterned sofas. Her hair was dark and curly and sat perfectly on top of her head like a hat and her students often though it was. This can clearly iwshing you what Alex and Connor’s teacher Mrs. Peters looks like with her squinted eyes and perfect hair. It gives you an image so vivid it could be in a movie.

And that is why in The Land cjris Stories the Wishing Spell the book has great description that clearly paints a picture in you mind at all times.

Alex and Conner Bailey’s world is about to change.

The book also has characters that have real emotions and that are easy to relate to. She really enjoyed her teachers lessons. Connor Bailey jumped back to life, almost knocking his desk over.

This is relatable on both sides of the bialy twins school day. Some people may be into school and love learning about new and interesting things, and others may be into school but maybe it’s boring to them sometimes so they doze off.


In that specific part of the story it’s when the kids just went to class and their teacher was giving them a lesson about fairy tales. This shows very human like emotions because in this part in the book Alex and Connor’s childhood house just sold and now they can’t live there anymore. And all of this evidence clearly shows the characters in the book have very human like emotions which makes them easy to relate to. And in the book it has cliffhangers at every moment.

This is a huge cliffhanger because Alex found out that a fairy tale book was a porthole to the fairytale world and she fell into it, and connor was watching her fall in and there is almost no way out.

They both stood in front of her as if she was a rabid t rex. This part is a cliffhanger because they just found the witch in the gingerbread house from the book Hansel and Gretel and the witch was trying to invite them into her house then she grabbed Connor and you get concerned about what might happen to them. This shows the book it has cliffhangers at every moment. Its is a total cliffhanger and there are goblins and trolls at every corner.

It shows you that perseverance is key to success and not trying is not an option. But also we learn from the Connor and Alex Bailey is,whenever they have a task to complete they are normally uncomfortable in that situation,but they always complete the task.

So we learn from them that stepping outside your comfort zone can make you stronger. I know this is a children’s book but I love a variety of books for all ages. I’ll start by saying I’m 31 and I know this is a children’s book but I love a variety of books for all ages. I enjoyed this book and the fast pace that it moved. I was surprised that for a book aimed at children there was some questionable language. Harlot and floozy for one shouldn’t be in a children’s book.

Also, I’m not sure if it was intended to be so but, when the twins are in water and it’s cold Conner says to his sister that he thinks she got a sister, which I know a child most likely wouldn’t understand but as an adult I got the suggestion of what happens to males in cold water. Overall cute story and it did have a cute ending. My 8 year old loves it. But it has some surprise curse words and phrases that have shocked me a bit.

Even some insinuations that I could have lived without. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I bought this to read with my son but ended up reading it myself. It was simple and beautiful and oh so much fun to read. A quote from the book keeps coming back to me as I read the sometimes awful news feeds. The bloggers, the entertainment “news” make it seem this place is relentlessly cruel. It can be but it can also be suprisingly beautiful and kind.