The Land of Stories

The Land of Stories

The Wishing Spell

Book - 2013 | 1st pbk. ed.
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Through the powers of a book of stories, twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2013, c2012.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780316201575
9780316201568
Branch Call Number: COLFE
Characteristics: 438 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dorman, Brandon
Alternative Title: Wishing spell

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august0803
Jul 12, 2018

This is a really popular book I read so far, but there are other great books. other than that, this series is (SPOILING PART) most likely about going into the land of stories and out tones of times, then one time the twin sister decided to not go back to earth! Because she is going to become the next fairy godmother(which is pretty cool, and she can do that is because her grandmother is the fairy godmother before her). Other than that, in the last book, they saved the world! read this series and love it. It got tones of emotions(don't even think about that there are no crying parts!) and some exiting parts.

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anglem123
Jul 10, 2018

This book is amazing, incorporating fantasy characters from old fairy tale books, adding on with two main characters, Alex and Conner is pure gold. In the beginning, the story starts out smooth and then once you reach to the conflict it became scary, the conclusion is scary and then back to normal. Alex and Conner have encountered some good and bad people/ animals through their journey but in the end was happy and peaceful.

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CharBenn
Jul 08, 2018

*PLEASE READ MY COMMENT*
Hands down, this was one of the best books I have ever read. It's a great book for fantasy, Harry Potter, and humor readers. I absoloutley recommend this book for readers of all ages. I can't believe Chris Colfer is an amazing actor and an amazing author as well. Hope this helps!

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emupeanut
Jul 08, 2018

An awesome fantasy read for any age. They are a bit addictive, if you read the first one you need to reed the next and the next until there’s no more books left to read. Even the last one(the last one when I posted this comment) makes you want to read more. So if you read the first be sure to checkout the others. I also like that it gives a reason for every beging of every fairy tale like why where they/he/she there in the first place, take Goldie locks for example it gives an explanation to why she went to a bears house. This book (and books) is/are very exiting and always leaves you on a cliffhanger wondering.

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arshia1978
Jul 01, 2018

I had always seen this book and thought it was not going to be intresting but my idea tottaly changed when I actualy read it. It was really detailed and I could not put this amazing book down . It was like I was in it. Now I have started reading the sequal and its even better. Thats when I realized the saying “ don’t judge a book by its cover “ really is true.

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Karissakrocks
Jun 29, 2018

So much detail and really captivating.

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OptimusPrime8
Jun 11, 2018

This Book was great I loved it so much. I was laughing so hard because it was so funny. I couldn't put it down. I had it don in one day. I would recommend this series to anyone who likes children's books and likes to get a laugh. Plus the writing is excellent. Chris Colfer is amazing at what he is writing the imagination he has flies right of the page. There is action, drama, comedy and scariness in this book. You will laugh and cry mostly. So if you like books like this I suggest you read this series called The Land of Stories. There are 6 books in the series. The Wishing Spell, The Enchantress Returns, A Grimm Warning, Beyond the Kingdoms, An Authors Odyssey and World's Collide.

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indigo_deer_108
May 21, 2018

I LIKE this book so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I recommend this book to 9&10 years of age.
I like Froggy the best.

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pink_zebra_1120
May 19, 2018

I loved this book. It was so interesting, and keeps you on the edge of your chair- metaphorically, of course. Chris Colfer tells the story of two teens that get stuck in a fairy tale world beautifully. Reading the sequel currently. Can't stop!

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jchan2
May 17, 2018

This is one of the BEST books I ever read!! I CAN’T EVEN PUT THE BOOK DOWN!!!!! It is amazing! I have also read all the other land of stories books and they are also super good!! I recommend this book to anyone and everyone I know.

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readingfairy1
May 30, 2017

:D Watch this video for a summary! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANCfXOA5FZ4 And also definitely go to http://thelandofstories.com!

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orange_dog_2988
Jul 11, 2016

Alex and Conner two twins have always been interested in fairy tales, however things take a turn in their normal lives when on their birthday their grandma gives them a book that turns out to be a portal to another world; so they go on a dangerous and daring adventure in the other world full of fairy tail creatures piecing together clues of how to get out and how it is possible they are there.

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anna_banana02
Jul 08, 2016

When Alex and Conner's Dad died they never thought they'd be happy again. Then on their 12th birthday they discover things they never dreamed possible. With a new adventure around every corner you'll never expect what to find.

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SaraGinter
Jun 26, 2016

A daring adventure in a world of fairytales

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mariac09
Aug 24, 2015

The book is about two kids that fall into a storybook and go on an adventure.

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Simranjit123
Jul 20, 2015

This book is about two twins who have lost their beloved story-telling father and end up with his book of stories, they get lost in the book and need to figure out how to get home. Will they make it?

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angelicaM3
Jul 16, 2015

the first book in the series!!! Alex finds out the book her grandmother gave her is the a portal that can be opened through magic. Now the twins are on a quest to find a wishing spell to go home, but is someone else on the way to find the spell too?

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uwairolg
Jul 12, 2015

Twins Alex and Conner Bailey accidentally travel into their grandma's old book and end up in the land of stories. together they face lot's of challenges collecting the wishing spell items that might be able to bring them home. but the evil queen seems to be after the spell too and she will do anything to keep them from using it.

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oliviadyck
Jun 05, 2015

In The Land of Stories, Wishing Spell, twins Alex and Conner receive a heirloom book from their Grandmother, who is usually away travelling the "world" with her older friends. Little do they know the book contains a magical world. When Alex falls through the book, her brother jumps in too and they journey around the magical land. Through meeting a talking frog, the wicked witch, and Cinderella, The Wishing Spell is an amazing book i would recommend to any fantasy-lover.

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Soccerspaz9
Jul 23, 2014

it is a book about two kids who go on an amazing journey through the land of stories which is in a book there grandmother gave them

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lLoveAnimaIs
Dec 03, 2015

"A Villain is just a victim whose story hasn't been told." -The evil queen. Most inspirational quote ever.

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mariac09
Aug 24, 2015

"Alex imagined what it would be like to be a character in her own fairy tale: the forests she'd run through, the castles she'd live in, and the creatures she'd befriend."

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jayne_priya
Jul 28, 2015

"Courage is something no one can ever take from you".

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user4485e
Dec 24, 2014

" I'm so glad you're alive so I can kill you myself "-Alex Bailey

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Caydenmatt
Sep 11, 2014

"Someday you will be old enough to read fairy tales again."-C.S.Lewis

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GwenOfNVDPL
Aug 20, 2014

"I was just thinking," Conner said. "Alice went to Wonderland after she fell into a rabbit hole. Dorothy's whole house was scooped up by a tornado that dropped her off in Oz. The Narnia kids traveled through an old wardrobe… and we ended up in the fairy-tale world by falling through a book."

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Soccerspaz9
Jul 23, 2014

" you almost old enough to read fairy tales again!"

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Funkypiedounutcom
Jul 09, 2014

"What do you think the moral of little red ridding hood is her mother should of mailed the basket?"

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areeba107
Jun 07, 2014

"you mean your from the land of stories"

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