Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5U5.098248
The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world!
Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.

The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.

But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published on July 17, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 031620157X
ISBN-13: 9780316201575
311 Book Reviews
Add a Rating
  • teolove
    teoloveFriday, October 2, 2020 at 8:24 am55 stars
    This is probably my favorite book series! The books are super good!
    • NTuesday, September 29, 2020 at 12:49 pm
      I love this book series so much! Hope you love it too!
      • bsc
        bscSaturday, September 12, 2020 at 12:31 pm55 stars
        This book was so good! Alex and Conner have never been the same since their dad died in a car accident. But when their grandma brings them the Land of Stories book, things start changing. The book makes sounds and soon sucks them into the land of stories! They meet characters and have been following notebooks to make the wishing spell. This is the only way they know of to go back home. Will they be able to come back or stay in the storybook FOREVER? Such a good book!
        • imunicornlover1
          imunicornlover1Monday, September 7, 2020 at 1:57 pm55 stars
          This book is the BEST!!!!!! i LOVE ,LOVE.LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
          • the-odd1sout
            the-odd1soutMonday, July 27, 2020 at 9:59 am33 stars
            Looks epic. I think that it would be cool to read. I think that it would be cool to read.
            • zainabTuesday, June 30, 2020 at 8:02 am
              It is good
              • unspekablefan
                unspekablefanMonday, June 29, 2020 at 7:17 pm55 stars
                Great plotline. Some inappropriate jokes that parents would know. Overall great book
                • howls
                  howlsThursday, June 11, 2020 at 7:34 pm55 stars
                  So far it's good 👍
                  • creativity37
                    creativity37Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 8:59 am55 starsFeatured
                    If you want to get lost in a magical, fantastical, world of stories with characters you might have watched, read, or heard of when you were young, then this is the book series for you. Conner and Alex Bailey's life is about to change drastically when they receive a magical fairy tale storybook for the twelfth birthday. When the twins discover it's magical powers and accidentally fall into it, they end up in The Land Of Stories. It's an incredible separate world where Fairy Tales are real and are alive. They meet characters they know and love from stories they have read in their childhood. As excited as the twins are, they desperately want to return home to their mom. They learn about a powerful spell which can take them beck home. It's called 'The Wishing Spell'. 'The Wishing Spell' allows it's user to make any wish they want (Although I'm not sure you can wish for more wishes. How about wish for more wishing spells? LOL I really don't know.). They are planning to wish their way home. To create the wishing spell, you need these eight items: Glass that housed a lonely soul up 'til midnight's final toll (1), a saber from the deepest sea, meant for a groom's mortality (2), the bark of a basket held in fright while running from a bark with bite (3), a stony crown that's made to share, found deep within a savage lair (4), a needle that pierced the lovely skin of a princess with beauty found within (5), a wavy lock of golden rope that once was freedom's only hope (6), glittering jewels whose value increased after preserving the false deceased (7), and teardrops of a maiden fairy feeling neither magical nor merry (8). The twins embark on a treacherous journey that will take them across The Land Of Stories. They are confident they might be able to do it, but someone is also after the ingredients for themselves. Will the twins make it home safely? This is truly one of the best series I've ever read, and I can't recommend this book enough! If you do read this, enjoy!
                    • anney
                      anneyTuesday, June 9, 2020 at 11:03 am55 stars
                      Alex and Conner are twins, and are the main characters of the series. This is my favorite series, and it's the best series in the world.

                      Summer Reading 2013 has ended!

                      May 14 - September 14, 2013
                      Terms and Conditions

                      Summer Reading 2013 Stats

                      Books read:3999
                      Books reviewed:934
                      Prizes won:230
                      Schools participating:285

                      Recent Members

                      Top Summer Readers

                      ocelot
                      ocelot
                      bookish5
                      bookish5
                      sparkling5
                      sparkling5
                      bookworm890
                      bookworm890
                      ilgrocks
                      ilgrocks
                      super
                      super
                      xxpish
                      xxpish
                      r0shni07
                      r0shni07
                      penguin313
                      penguin313
                      slappy
                      slappy