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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Alex is not affected by the curse in the story, and they see their father. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

How old is your kid? Twins Alex and Conner are transported to the world of fairy tales, in which they meet such characters as Goldilocks, Cinderella, and Snow White, all living new lives and playing a role in helping the kids coofer home.

The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Review

But as Conner and Alex soon find out – this is no ordinary book! I really tried to like this book. The Land of Stories, Book 1. After a prologue in which Conner, now 80, is celebrating his birthday at a bookstore, and realises he doesn’t know what happened to Alex, and begins reading his last book. Colfer does not engage with faerie tales in a meaningful way. Colfer explores life post—Happily Ever After for fairytale favorites such as Cinderella, who’s pregnant; Goldilocks, living as a fugitive for her crimes against the three bears; and Little Red Riding Hood, who’s in love with Jack of Beanstalk fame.

Alex and Conner realize an army from their world, the world of regular people, is coming to the Fairy Tale world. It just didn’t work for me.

In short – I could do or be anything I wanted! But, that’s about it. A year and 9 months has gone by since Alex and Conner Bailey suffered the tragic loss of their father.


It’s great that Chris Colfer is expanding his horizion with Glee, making a movie, making a pilot for Disney and writing 2 books. It is true that books that take a new look at characters are popular these days.

But when I find myself cringing at parts, there is something wrong. Lastly,the plot twists weren’t particularly surprising. Conner said she was crazy, but Mother Goose said that it was true and it was their grandmother’s final wish for her to not tell.

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

The Land of Stories is a series of children’s fictionadventure and fantasy books written by American author, actor and singer Chris Colfer. But one day I decided to leave, and I ended up saving lives! The Land of Stories was a delightful tale for anyone who ever enjoyed any fairy tale whatsoever. Peters was a tall, thin woman who always wore a dress that resembled old, patterned sofas.

The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1

Showing of 1, reviews. What did the twins eat? While I sometimes disagreed with his interpretation of the fairytale morals, I certainly see his opinion as valid and enjoyed his renditions cyris post-fairytale life immensely. As colcer predictability – well, sure Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 6. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Honestly, it was distracting! I was going to settle for 3. Page Turner This is an awesome book!

They break into the library and see Alex, who is controlled by Morina, and the witch keeps them quiet. Alex heads home after attending school and finds her brother Conner, who is worried because their mother hasn’t yet come home from work.

Alex then was ‘un-godmothered’ and kicked out of the fairy council for insisting that the Masked Man should be one of their highest priorities. 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. The good news for Conner is that the girl he has a crush on Bree Campbell is going.


Colfer’s prose is cliche and redundant from the first page. I bought it because I like Chris Colfer and was interested to see what he wrote like. But that’s how things are in fairy tales.

The fairy godmother is dying because she finally finds a replacement; now the fairy god mother can rest knowing the fairy tale world rests in good hands. The writing style read a little young for me, but I think if you’re someone who absolutely loves fairytales you might like this. You would throw away your mother and grandma just so you could play with magic all day? Nook, Audiobook unabridgedHardback, iBooks, Kindle.

All three travel to the Red Riding Hood Kingdom, where the Enchantress seemed to be destroying symbolic historic sights.

The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, #1) by Chris Colfer

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I can’t say it’s not worth a read colder it might work for you. However, all the problems I have with this book are age-related. The Enchantress tries to kill Alex with the Wand after Alex stripped her of her powers until Ezmia got hold of the Wand of Wonderment but Rumpelstiltskin jumps in front of the blast to save Alex out of guilt for what he has tried to do for Ezmia.

First off, this book is gorgeous. She was just extremely pretentious, and w So, was that wishkng exactly like the Narnia ending or what? He truly manages to give every character their own voice and personality and that’s no small tge considering the large number of characters in this book!