The Land of Stories

The Wishing Spell

Children - Audiobook
464 Pages
Reviewed on 02/07/2013
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

In "The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell" by Chris Colfer, twins Alex and Conner are transported to a delightful world of enchantment. They enter the world through a magical book given to them by their grandmother. It is a land where fairy tales are real. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and other familiar characters live there, including the wicked queen.

Chris Colfer is quite versatile: he can act, sing and now we know he can write. "The Land of Stories" is an amazing read. I can hardly wait to see what Colfer will do in the future. "The Land of Stories" is filled with lessons including accepting who you are, courage, compassion and lots of expectation. Colfer addresses the pain of isolation and yearning. At times this tale seems a bit sad and yet inspiring at the same time. "The Land of Stories" is not a light read; it has great depth and yet the author managed to include humor and a sense of light. The message of compassion runs strong throughout this tale: compassion, forgiveness and understanding of people who do bad things. The characters are delightful. Alex and Conner were my favorite. Both characters show great depth. The dialogue is well done and adds much to the story-line. Like most siblings there is some teasing and squabbling that will leave the reader laughing. The plot has some exciting twists and turns. I hope there is a sequel to this book. I read this book to my grandchildren. They giggled and laughed and asked me to read it again.

Ashlyn Jess

"The Land Of Stories" was an extraordinary book. It was fun, entertaining, and it kept me hooked. I never wanted to put the book down! The plot of the story was marvelous. I love fairy tales and seeing them all become one in this book, made this book one of my favorite books. I totally recommend this book to anybody who loves fairy tales and to anybody who needs a good read!

Camille Germo

"The Land of Stories" by Chris Colfer was a truly magical book. If you enjoy fairy tales and mystical creatures, you will surely love this tale by the Glee actor. The novel is about two twins named Alex and Conner who are brought into a land where fairy tales are real. Children and even adults will be hooked onto this book. Growing up, I always read fairy tales and I love the fact that Colfer put them all into one world. If you are looking for an easy and funny read, you should definitely read "The Land of Stories" by Chris Colfer.