Monday, December 4, 2017

Middle Grade Monday: The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer

The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer. Land of Stories #1. 448 p. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, July, 2012. 9780316201575.

This is a student recommendation but I have also read this and the second book of the series. When twins, Connor and Alex Bailey turn twelve, their grandmother gifts them an old book called, The Land of Stories. They are thrilled with the gift because they remember being read fairy tales from the book when they were younger. When the book begins buzzing one night, Alex discovers that it is a portal into the actual Land of Stories where they meet Cinderella, Goldilocks, Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood as well as other citizens. In order to find their way back to their own world, they need to cross The Land of Stories to find The Wishing Well; but find adventure along the way. 

The Land of Stories is the first of a six-book series. There are also five companion books. Additionally, The Wishing Well was optioned and is in development by Twentieth Century Fox with Chris Colfer serving as screenwriter and director.  

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