The Wishing Spell

The Wishing Spell

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The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world!
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.
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 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.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 142 x 196 x 41mm | 476g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 031620157X
  • 9780316201575
  • 37,883

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"There's more in Colfer's magic kingdoms than Disney has dreamt of."- USA Today
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"It's hard not to love a book dedicated to the Glee star's grandmother...Colfer gets off many good lines [and] the nifty ending ties the plot's multiple strands up while leaving room for further fairy tale adventures."--Publishers Weekly "A magical debut."--Family Circle "Captivating."--Teen Vogue "In The Land of Stories, Colfer showcases his talent for crafting fancifully imaginative plots and multidimensional characters."--Los Angeles Times "It will hit big with its combination of earnestness and playful poise."--The New York Times Book Review "There's more in Colfer's magic kingdoms than Disney has dreamt of."--USA Today #1 New York Times Bestseller
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About Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and Golden Globe-winning actor. He was honored as a member of the TIME 100, Time magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, and his books include Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, Stranger Than Fanfiction, and the books in The Land of Stories series: The Wishing Spell, The Enchantress Returns, A Grimm Warning, Beyond the Kingdoms, and An Author's Odyssey, and the companion books A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales, The Mother Goose Diaries, Queen Red Riding Hood's Guide to Royalty, The Curvy Tree, and Trollbella Throws a Party.
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Rating details

80,036 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 53% (42,572)
4 26% (20,692)
3 14% (10,960)
2 4% (3,449)
1 3% (2,363)

Our customer reviews

This is one of those rare books that both my boys want me to read to them every night. This has not happened since Enid Blyton's Magical Faraway Tree. They are loving it. Lots of little 'sub plot's' to keep 7 year old interested so he can guess what is happening next and 6 year old loving the magic of it and the relationship between the siblings. Highly recommend more
by Louise
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