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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
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  • 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 👍
          • c0okie
            c0okieWednesday, 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.
              • toodorky
                toodorkyMonday, June 8, 2020 at 9:37 am55 stars
                This is the first book in the land of stories series. Alex and Conner Bailey have lost their father years ago ina car accident, but that doesn't change their need to explore. Alex and Conner find a book thta leads them to a whole new world of fairy tales, where all the stories they haerd come true. But realization hits them quickly. They are trapped, and the only way to bring them back is to collect items to preform the wishing spell to take them home......
                • oceandragon
                  oceandragonFriday, May 22, 2020 at 12:28 pm55 stars
                  Conner and Alex Bailey's world is about to change... Twins Conner and Alex Bailey get a magical fairy-tale book for the twelfth birthday. When the twins accidentally fall into it and end up in The Land Of Stories, where Fairy Tales are real. They meet many characters from stories they have read in their childhood. Red Riding Hood, Jack from "Jack and the beanstalk", Goldilocks, and the royal families. The twins figure out that they can return home with a powerful spell called "The Wishing Spell". You need specific items for this spell, so the twins take a journey to find the items, even though everyone who had tried it, failed and died. Can the twins find a way to get back home? Will they be stuck in the Land Of Stories forever? Read this book to find out!
                  • LynkinTuesday, May 19, 2020 at 7:02 pm
                    This was terrible, it was a good book, with a good plot, but it was executed terribly, it was painful to read, and I will not be reading his follow-up books, please don't read the book it was excruciating to have to read.
                    • LynkinTuesday, May 19, 2020 at 6:55 pm
                      This book was good, it had a good plot, but is very poorly executed, It was painful to read and I hate the fact that people probably only read the books for its author, please don't read this, it made me never want to read the following books.