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I’m a twenty-something now, and I haven’t really thought much about fairy tales lately. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. While I sometimes stroies with his interpretation of the fairytale morals, I certainly see his opinion as valid and enjoyed his renditions of post-fairytale life immensely.

At best, this book is “cute.

The plot of the book doesn’t bother me. Finally, I’d like to address the issue some r This Wishing Spell is a middle-grade book that combines all famous fairy tales in a wonderful and unique chriis. The way the book talked about fairy tales made me want to grind my teeth. Furthermore, why would a child want to read about such an unhappy place? Through this quest the twins meet a very pregnant Cinderella, a very vain Red Riding Hood, a few King Charmings, and a host of other well known fantastical wishinv.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Had The Wishing Spell been written as a straight up parody of faerie tales, it would have been a successful piece of writing.

The Book Huggers rescue Conner and the gang. Of Giants and Ice only got three and the Sisters Grimm series only four? She also threatens to harm Red if he doesn’t leave with her.

While yes, with the surge of literary fairy tales in the 18th and 19th centuries, many tales were appropriated for children and given clear morals, there’s no way to say that the stories were intended to be viewed this way. When she arrives, she drops the Wand in front of The Enchantress. Alex and Conner are doing their best to get by. But this particular book gave me back that feeling I remembered from my childhood – a sense of something xolfer I just couldn’t do it.


It would hold a special place in my heart for that alone, even if it speol as good as it actually is! Oct 02, Sara sarawithoutanH marked it as dnf. Mar 26, Heather rated it liked it Shelves: I loved the map-insert that was before the title page. I quickly found myself spellbound, lost in a world full fairy tale characters, completely caught up in an exciting and perilous journey with twelve-year-old brother and sister twins, Connor and Alex, as they try to navigate through a strange, yet familiar world in search of a way back home.

Too many questions left unanswered, but not interesting enough to make me care enough to find out.

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

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.

He also painted a wonderful picture of “The Land of Stories” of the big “what happened after happily ever after” question that every passionate reader of fairy tales carries in their heart since they were a child. The Wishing Spell is about a pair of 12 year old twins Alex and Conner who after a recent family tragedy are having a hard time coping with their new life.

They have to journey into kingdoms of fairies, goblins and face wolf packs. My toes have never felt curious. In her hands was a world unlike the one she lived in.

There is also a very convenient morality present: Jun 24, Peyton Reads rated it it was amazing. The only thing missing from this element was chdis good, detailed map of the kingdoms. View all 34 comments. But as Conner and Alex soon find out – this is no ordinary book! Conner’s old friend Trix the fairy had stolen a book from his grandmother’s possession.


However, the twins know time is running out. View all 11 comments. I listened to the audiobook, and Wishiing am surprised Chris Colfer didn’t feel the urge to clean his weird sentences.

They then repair New York and a week later, meet the president. I bought it because I like Chris Colfer and was interested to see what he wrote like. By then, Alex and Connor are crying.

I probably should have given up after awhile but I was trying stodies hard to convince myself that I liked this book. I could be a princess, a pirate or a rebel; I could travel the world, discover hidden treasures, or solve huge mysteries.

I didn’t want to say goodbye to Alex and Conner.

If you ever catch me rolling my eyes “all the way back into the head” because of a young student who was unsure of something, fire me on the spot. I hope he gets a more active editor not proofreader, but editor not afraid to ask for significant changes too. I actually drew one for myself so I could keep track of where the twins were colcer. The Land of Stories 1.

The Wishing Spell

Parent Written by rosiegirl November 27, They then hear a mysterious knock at the door and a bunch of fairy tale soldiers from the Charming Kingdom barge in. I know that if I had learned it as lamd little kid, I’d have probably started saying it, not knowing what it meant or, if I’d learned it from this, I would’ve thought it meant something like “brat” and gotten in trouble.

He shows them the ring, which has two large diamonds on it, twins. But, that’s about it.