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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This is obviously a first time writer, and I wonder if he was published so quickly and easily because he’s on TV.

Conner said she was crazy, but Mother Goose said that it was true and it was their grandmother’s final wish for her to not tell. But the story-telling overall is thf good.

Alex and Conner Bailey’s world is about to change.

Charming and highly entertaining! I think what bothered me sishing most, was the hypocrisy of the author, and I don’t think he even realized he was this way. The Land of Stories was complex and executed well, as was the plot. How Tech Is Changing Childhood. Goldilocks is a wanted fugitive; the big bad wolf may be dead but his pack is very much alive and hellbent on revenge; and the evil queen that almost succeeded in murdering Snow White has escaped from her prison.


That whole lesson at sspell beginning of the book just had me shaking my head.

I wanted to stay on the journey with them, meet more interesting people, see more of the wonderful Land of Stories. Mind you, I’m still giving it to my brother. I get that this is for kids, but Chris could use some “show clfer tell” lessons. Jun 14, Cassie-la rated it it was ok Shelves: And oh boy is it bad. If they read your book they can spel out a lot more than you’re giving them credit for.

Also, Froggy is so cute, I love him so much!

chrris Their dad died recently, and he used to tell the most amazing fairy tales about other worlds where animals could talk and you could be anyone you want. For my middle grade reads, I look for 1.

Book One: The Wishing Spell — THE LAND OF STORIES by Chris Colfer

It was really interesting and fun to read. However, when she reaches the ground, she faints. A few instances of “damn. There are a few a few instances of mild flirting. I had so much fun travelling around the Land of Stories with Alex and Conner and I will definitely be purchasing all 5 remaining books in the series! Fhe 21, Bianca rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Wishing Spell is.

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Join the site and send us your review! I think it’s too complex for that age, that stage of a child’s development. The book is sprinkled with morally dubious examples like that one. While sleeping, Conner gets a message from Alex saying that she wants him to kill her so she can “return to magic” and break free from the curse.

Add your rating See all 11 parent reviews. I had to laugh at the latter because I was thinking the same thing, and the former because it was a clever way to portray how modern children would react to villains from old stories they knew well. User Reviews Parents say Kids say.

I never knew Chris Colfer, a main character in glee, could write. Maybe I would’ve liked it more if I was There are also revelations about well-known characters and how they’re coping with their lives — for example, it wasn’t so easy for Cinderella, as a non-princess, to fit in at the palace, and there’s a romantic tragedy in the Evil Queen’s past.