The Wishing Spell

The Wishing Spell

The Land of Stories Series, Book 1

eBook - 2012
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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 fairytales.The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they 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. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316204927
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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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.

May 21, 2018

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

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!

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.

Mar 16, 2018

I loved the book it was amazing I have not read 2 3 4 5 6 but I can not wait to read those

Jan 26, 2018

i like froggy

Jan 20, 2018

Seriously amazingly funny. Recommended for everyone!

Nov 12, 2017

It is a good book and is not just the classic "Oh, princess in tower knight comes witch kills knight, prince comes, witch gets killed by prince... happily ever after" It is much more in depth and seems to have a modern ring to it, presenting real-life problems and using fairy tales to help the main characters Alex and Conner get through things.

Nov 06, 2017

"The Land Of Stories" book series is really good!My mom had to tell me to stop reading it when
it was time for dinner.Once you started reading it, you can't stop reading it.Each book in the series tells a different story.The book is about two kids named Alex and Cornner.Alex and Cornner are twins but when Alex and Conner's father unexpectedly dies, the twins lose the person who always had the perfect story to cheer them up. Then, on their 12th birthday, their grandmother gives them the book of fairy tales he used to read to them. Suddenly it seems to come to life, and the youngsters find themselves falling into the Land of Stories, seemingly with no way to get out. Desperate, they follow instructions in a mysterious journal: if they gather eight items from various residents in the kingdoms of the Land of Stories, they can complete the Wishing Spell and have one wish granted. After scaling castle walls, diving deep into the home of mermaids, and meeting characters from all of the beloved fairy tales, they are stymied by the Evil Queen, who has escaped from Snow White's dungeon. With the hope of using the spell gone, the twins appear to have no way home until they meet Fairy Godmother, their own grandmother. In a way, they find comfort from their grief over their father's death when they realize that they have been following his journal and that he grew up in this land. The writing quality in this adventure is inconsistent and detracts from the fast-paced story. The deep sadness of the twins comes through, but they are somewhat one-dimensional since Alex is so much the nerd and Conner, the class clown. The plotline, however, pulls readers in and is entertaining, and Colfer's passion for fairy tales shines through

Sep 25, 2017

Wonderful, awesome, and a book you can't put down! Very exciting. My mom had to yell at me to stop me from reading when it was dinnertime! Super creative and all those back stories made my head spin with amazement.

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May 30, 2017

:D Watch this video for a summary! And also definitely go to!

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.

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.

Jun 26, 2016

A daring adventure in a world of fairytales

Aug 24, 2015

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

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?

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?

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.

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.

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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Dec 03, 2015

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

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."

Jul 28, 2015

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

Dec 24, 2014

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

Sep 11, 2014

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

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."

Jul 23, 2014

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

Jul 09, 2014

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

Jun 07, 2014

"you mean your from the land of stories"


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