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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However, there are some other things that I haven’t seen in reviews that I think parents should know. Wishimg sentences are short and simplistic with no signs of imagery or depth.

View all 29 comments. Aug 24, Hailey HaileyinBookland rated it it was amazing Shelves: By then, Alex and Oclfer are crying. Aug 19, Becky rated it did not like it. Watch Fushigi Yuugi instead. I’ll not be recommending it to her. Colfer must read more to become a better writer.

She’s kind and beautiful, but we meet her after she’s married Prince Charming, and she says something about how being married and pregnant is beyond her wildest dreams. Things happen when you grow up and you stop believing in them, or stop seeing them in the way you did back when you were little.

View all 19 comments. Oh so many plot holes. Have you read Diary of a Wimpy Kid?

The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, #1) by Chris Colfer

This book opens up a different world for the children in which the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about are real. Unexpectedly, Conner saves her and admits that he had followed her. He shows them the ring, which has two large diamonds on it, twins. While that is cute and all, there’s then that he’s done the scriptwritting for Struck By Lightning, a movie which he stars and produces.


Books that imagine fairy-tale characters outside the bounds of their own traditional stories are popular these days; The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom and Storybound come to mind. His first novel, “The Land of Stories: I can’t believe that they have a page for this book.

Finally, when Alex and Connor get all the items for the Wishing spell, the Evil Queen kidnaps them and the items, and goes to her hiding place, in the north of the Sleeping kingdom. Some were also successful musicians, businessmen, and directors.

I don’t think I’ll be giving this one another try. If you want something similar to this that has strong female characters, laugh-out-loud humor and unique twists on fairytales, I highly recommend Half Upon a Time. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

fhris Descriptions are either nonexistent or so basic that my students could paint a far better image. I’m still trying to figure out how metal chains “rustle”.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Then, two days before the twins’ eleventh birthday, their dad psell killed in a car accident. It had all my favorite elements: Chris Colfer does an extraordinarily good job at making the characters extremely realistic and leaving you on the edge of her seat.

I really did, but this book just had too many fundamental problems.

The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1

Conner goes on a school trip to Germany to hear stories by the Brothers Grimm tue was recently found in a time capsule. Continue reading Show less.

It indicates a real lack of research or general knowledge about either fairy tales or literary an I wanted to read sell book and like it, but I just couldn’t finish it. So we learn from them that stepping outside your comfort zone can make you stronger. The parents’ guide to what’s in this book. Peters was staring at her as if she had just witnessed a gruesome rural animal give birth. Evly tried to send secret messages to Mira, but the Enchantress found out, and imprisoned Mira in a mirror.


On their twelfth birthday, their grandmother comes to visit and brings her very old, very special storybook for them as a present. Chriw is my 1 favorite series of all time, I am now ashamed to say that I didn’t even want to read this book at first.

Their mother’s and grandmother’s strong, loving support and their late father’s bond with his children are solid and sustaining. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase.

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Also, I’m not sure if it was intended to be so but, when the twins are in water and it’s cold Conner says to his sister that he thinks she got a sister, which I know a child most likely wouldn’t understand but as an adult I got the suggestion of what happens to males in cold water. The only thing missing from this element was a good, detailed map of the kingdoms. Sadly, I do not own these books so I got them from the library. Other books in the series. I probably should have given up after awhile but I was trying so hard to convince myself that I liked this book.

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