The Wishing Spell

The Wishing Spell

Book - 2012 | First edition: July 2012.
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Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner 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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown & Company, 2012.
Edition: First edition: July 2012.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780316201575
031620157X
9780316201568
Branch Call Number: COLFE
Characteristics: 438 pages : illustrations, color map ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dorman, Brandon - Illustrator

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PimaLib_CatS Jan 21, 2020

Comments from our Tween Scene Book Club participants:

I liked this book so much that I couldn't stop reading it. My favorite (or one of my favorite parts) was when Conner wore a dress! He was like "the guys at school can never know about this." - Ella D., age 11

The characters are interesting and the story is enjoyable. - Evan, age 12

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Raymondyulinliu
Jan 06, 2020

Has fantasy like Harry Potter, best book in my list apart from harry potter. Very touching. ( way to go Chris Colfer! )

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Shaoyihu2010
Oct 26, 2019

BEST BOOK EVER! i read through the series in 3 months!

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xiaoc
Oct 24, 2019

One of the best books I've seen since Harry Potter

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Jmaps
Aug 26, 2019

Great book, but a liitle boring at the start. My favourite part was when Alex and Conner found out that their grandma was the fairy godmother of Cinderella. Also the part when goldilocks was going to pretend to be Red Riding Hood, to get Ursala's jewel's. I love the ending

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Judith_storyteller
Aug 02, 2019

Audio book review for another in the series: The book is better than the audiobook. I wish the publisher would stop allowing the author to narrate this series. Colfer's accents are atrocious. I'd rather he just use his own voice and enunciate more. Note to Colfer: Dorothy is from Kansas. Kansas is in the Midwest, not the South. Her accent should be Midwestern, not Southern. Note to reader: skip the audiobook, but do pick up the book, which is a fun, funny homage to fairy tales. Book = 3 1/2 stars. Audiobook = 2 1/2 stars.

Check SPL for book 2, if desired

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reader123
Jul 25, 2019

Love it! The words are simple for young readers, it's magical with a twist, and it shows that even bad people were once good.It teaches us that fairy tales have a meaning hidden or ovious. :)

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BenjaminMugambi
Jun 30, 2019

It's a good book but the ending is the best the beginning is not the best you have to push through the book to finish it

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CHIMCHIMGOTNOJAMS
Apr 07, 2019

I've read this book like 4 times and it's still not getting boring. THIS BOOK(sry I meant series) IS AWESOME

everyone should read it

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AnnJoshua
Mar 15, 2019

I LOVE this book (as a person who enjoys adventure stories and fairytales)! I ended up reading the whole series. This is one of my favorite books! Would definitely recommend!

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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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Jr_Jiggles
Aug 20, 2019

"I've never read a book so fast!" - Jaece

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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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