The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

Book 1 of 6 in the Land of Stories Series
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
352 Book Reviews
  • makaylashewolf
    makaylashewolf3 months55 stars
    100% recommended! This is one of the best series I've ever read, it's been my favorite for 3 years now. I could reread this 1,000,000,000 times and never get tired of it
    • foreverregancorn
      foreverregancorn5 months55 stars
      I've read all 6 and they are amazing
      • angelgirl123
        angelgirl1237 months55 stars
        So hi everyone i read this book in first grade and i loved it so much that all the girls in my grade read it and we created a book club. I would def recomend for kids who love fantasy, magic, and are between the age of 7-12
        • hufflepup
          hufflepup7 months55 stars
          The book the Land of Stories written by Chris Colfer is a very adventurous book in a fairy-tale world with two twins named Conner and Alex. Conner and Alex where no stranger to fairy tales, growing up their grandmother had a booked filled with fairy-tales. They would read together whenever they would visit. It was one of there favorite things from their childhood. Their father had passed away in a horrible car accident about a year ago and was now living in a rental house. Their mother was working constantly to try and provide for the family. She originally had time off for her kids birthday but due to low staff in the hospital she cold not. Since their mother couldn't be there on the twins birthday their grandmother came over instead. For their birthday she gave them the book they grew up reading, the land of stories. Alex was able to turn the book into a portal and her and her brother traveled to a fairy-tale world together, but how ill they get home...
          • popster2twinney
            This is an amazing book and has loads of cliffhangers and excitment.
            • solangelo4ever
              solangelo4everabout 1 year55 stars
              i love this series! but since i read a A TALE OF MAGIC and A TALE OF WITCHCRAFT first, i was kind of disappointed since the, like, information does'nt match a tale of magic/witchcraft
              • dream_beyond
                dream_beyondabout 1 year55 stars
                What would be the first thing you would do when you fell through a book full of fairy tales? Meet all the wonderful characters? Visit all the magical places? Very unlikely, because who just falls into a book? Well, now that I think about it, there are two sibling's who fell into a book of fairy tales, met a lot of wonderful characters, visited a lot of magical places, to find out that in the end their grandmother was the fairy godmother the whole time!! Wait, what!? Now, you're probably wondering how they fell into the book in the first place, well, guess what? You can.... read the book! It is super cool, very adventurous, and you will LOVE it! Happy reading!!
                • gingerbro100
                  gingerbro100about 1 year55 starsFeatured
                  I absolutely love this book! It is a fun, adventurous, and interesting book! It has so many twists and turns and i love the giant plot twists shown in the series! It is super detailed and i loved the amount of emotion shown throughout the series! The backstories put into this book are amazing, not to mention the way the author turned people like sweet Goldilocks into a super hero! After i finished reading them i felt like doing a whole re-read of the series because it was so good! I totally recommend this book to people who like fantasy, adventure, and plot twists!
                • ninjasforever
                  ninjasforeverabout 1 year55 stars
                  I like books and when they have to do with fairy tales, so this book is better than awesome cause the author really knows his fairy tales!
                  • tazzy_222
                    tazzy_222over 1 year55 stars
                    really love this book!!!