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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The Wishing Spell

The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. I didn’t want to say goodbye to Alex and Conner.

Column 4 Our impact report: And our main heroine, Alex, isn’t much better. I’ve read plenty of books in between, and many of them I truly loved and treasured, but when I read The Land of Stories a feeling came back that I didn’t think I could still feel, being a twenty-something and all.

Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer – review | Children’s books | The Guardian

It took me a little over a week to spekl “The Land of Stories”, not because it wasn’t intense, interesting or funny, it is all of those things. It had all my favorite elements: After they escape and meet up in the land of Oz, they realize Lloyd has sent armies to destroy the kingdoms and that they need to go home for supplies.

Colfer’s prose is cliche and redundant from the first page. This is obviously a first time writer, and I wonder if he was published so quickly and easily because he’s on TV.


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

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

I know Alex didn’t have any friends, but her eagerness to stay in the magic realm made me wince. Like when Conner chrus the gingerbread house on page Sep 17, Molly rated it did not like it Shelves: I quickly found myself spellbound, lost in a world full fairy tale characters, completely caught up in an exciting and perilous journey with twelve-year-old brother and sister twins, Connor and Alex, as they try to navigate through a strange, yet familiar world in search of a way back home.

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.

Alex BaileyConner Bailey. There was too much going on without much consequence. I will not waste my time going into more detail.

During an argument over Jack as in, and the Beanstalk Goldilocks and Red Riding Hood call each other the following words: He really has a unique voice – both literally and figuratively speaking – and his narrative is utterly engaging. While the kids don’t suffer any real harm, many of their enemies come to a violent end in mishaps or combat.

Even his semi-interesting version of Goldilocks is reduced to petty name calling when she discovers a betrayal.

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Conner destroys the Wand, so all the magic is taken from Ezmia’s body and she dies. Meanwhile, Conner is at school in the real world and is questioned about where his sister is. In the series my favorite characters are: The story has a good flow to it, I was never bored for even a moment, and I chuckled to myself or even laughed out loud more often than I can count.

The landscape is strangely familiar from their father’s stories, but they must deal with a giant frog, trolls, and wolves, as well chrks many princes, princesses, heroes, and villains, in their quest to get home again.

Well this was such a lovely surprise. His sentences are short and simplistic with no signs of imagery or depth.

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

Mostly because this book should have won me over so easily. We’re told that wishimg “wears too much makeup” and “shows too much skin. Along the way, they see fairytale castles come to life and meet legendary people, like Goldilocks, who is now an innocent person wanted in 5 kingdoms and Red Riding Hood, a spoiled young woman and many moreā€¦.

I really enjoyed reading the Land of Stories: Their dad died recently, and he used to tell the most amazing fairy tales about other worlds where animals could talk and you could be anyone you want.