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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This is relatable on both sides of the bialy twins school day. Go on, tell me I’m wrong. Based on 36 reviews. How old is your kid? Jun 24, Peyton Reads rated it it was amazing.

The Wishing Spell took me forever to finish, I really pushed on it. The book also has characters that have real emotions and that are easy to relate to. Mar 20, Cheryl rated it it was ok. Whether he was describing castles, quaint villages or the dungeons of the Troll and Goblin Territory – it all came to life right before my eyes, and I could see every scene like a movie in my mind. For some reason, despite reading quickly and the story going by smoothly, every time I looked at my page numbers I felt like I had only read 10 pages.

Instead of showing emotion and action, Colfer opts to tell you what the characters are feeling as blandly as possible. Bob, who brought them a puppy. I think this is a series I will definitely be co 4.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Primarily Conner and his humorous cbris toward psell sister: Sper ca Nemi va traduce si celelalte volume. Other than to show that sometimes its ok to bend the rules? And that is why in The Land of Stories the Wishing Spell the book has great description that clearly paints a picture in you mind at all times. Videos About This Book. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of won 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.


This excerpt provides the reader with a glimpse at the twins and their personalities. Every fairy tale character imaginable was present within this story and they were developed with a unique style by Colfer. Colfer turns beloved faerie tale characters into ineffectual twits. Chris is writing many other books as well. I can take it.

In comparison to other fantasy novels for this age range, such as Percy Jackson and Septimus Heap, Land of Stories simply does not measure up.

The kids are sometimes in peril, comic and otherwise, in encounters with assorted monsters and villains, including wolves, trolls, and the Evil Queen and her henchmen. If you ever catch me rolling my eyes “all the way back into the head” because of a young student who was unsure of something, fire me on the spot. But what happens later is crazy, the twins fall into the colefr and find themselves amongst famous fairy tale characters!

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. Set up a giveaway.

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

The Evil Queen gets a bit of Alex’s tears, puts it with the items of the Wishing Spell, and somehow the Wishing spell works. Had The Wishing Spell been written as a straight up parody of faerie tales, it would have been a successful piece of writing. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

The series ends with Charlie hearing a sound and going to the attic and seeing the Land of Stories book shine. Both Alex and the teacher act like fairy tale experts, but they run into walls at every turn as they chase down the “correct morals” that need to be brought out of a text.


You can tell Chris Colfer actually did his research on the actual original Grimm’s Fairy tales for this story.

From the two main characters Alex and Conner Bailey we learn that perseverance is key to success and not trying is not an option. Children and teenagers Children’s books: Their fourth brother Charlie is missing and assumed dead. clofer

Product details Age Range: In her hands was a world unlike the one she lived in. However, nothing can justify or pardon the Evil Queen emotionally abandoning ghe attempting to murder her stepdaughter.

Alex wakes up and goes back up the coliseum using a flying horse which is actually Bob. It was a great way to review fairy tales. I swear, I don’t normally get worked up about inappropriate content in a children’s book or movie. Despite their differences and their constant bickering and bantering – which makes for quite a few funny moments chhris it is clear that they have a close relationship and would never leave the other behind.

While I sometimes disagreed with his interpretation of the fairytale morals, I certainly see his opinion as valid and enjoyed his renditions of post-fairytale life immensely.

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

Epell while I wouldn’t waste my time on this one, I’m interested to see how his writing evolves and hopefully it does. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. And oh boy is it bad. Will they make it home or will they be stuck in the fairy tale world forever? My son Ryan really enjoyed it!

But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

Foul-smelling water dripped inside from the moat circling the palace above.

Alex knows that this is a portal to the other world.