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I think what bothered me the most, was the hypocrisy of the author, and I don’t think he even realized he was this way. She’s kind and beautiful, but we meet her after she’s married Prince Charming, and she says something about how being married and pregnant is beyond her wildest dreams. Finally, I’d like to address the ths some r This Wishing Spell is a middle-grade book that combines all famous fairy tales in a wonderful and unique way.

Conner went with his mother, Charlotte Bailey, in one of those adventures. The end is why I gave it 4 stars. It pulled me right out of my slump and I really enjoyed it.

The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1

View all 29 comments. However, the twins know time is running out. Aug 19, Becky rated it did not like it. There, they meet Froggy, a man turned into a frog. I can take it. Where lad is not questioned and unceremoniously reciprocated? The smart sister fills in answers for her brother on a test so he won’t get in trouble for another bad grade. Then a wish is made. Which brings me to my second point.

All three then decided to surprise Charlotte with a special dinner at the Bailey house. And yes, it’s technically middle grade, which isbut I didn’t know about a lot of sexual things until I was 12 or older, and besides, with how low the reading level of this thf got to be, kids younger than that would be reading it. Alex is disgusted with Rook, figuring out he was the person who leaked out information and dumps him.


I barely got to the start of Alex’s and Conner’s adventure, but there were so many things that annoyed me in this book.

The landscape is strangely familiar from their father’s stories, but they must deal with a giant frog, trolls, and wolves, as well as many princes, princesses, heroes, and villains, in their quest to get home again. An actor was president of the US. There was too much going on without much consequence. I enjoyed it immensely and have already ordered the next book The Enchantress Returns!

Why even bring it up? But this is dishing a well written one. They’ve lost their home, and their mother has to work long hours to support them. I think you would end up with a book with Amazing potential that falls well short of the mark, which is exactly what The Land of Stories: When describing a cavalcade of knights arriving in front the twins, Colfer descr The main reason I am writing this review here is because I am tired of hearing only positive things about this book. May 08, Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it Shelves: Princesses, Fairies, Mermaids, and More.

If he was giving the money to charity, sure? I began reading it to see if my daughter would enjoy it, because she gets easily bored with books. The synopsis of this book showed such a fun, interesting idea, and the artwork is done by wihing of my favorite book artists. I’m not getting my hate on just to hate. But truly young, back at the age when you lived in the fairy tale world. But let me tell you something, I am so glad that I did. Cinderella as a futuristic cyborg.


Conner is one of the xhris likeable characters, with a great sense of humor. I never knew Chris Colfer, a main character in glee, could write.

Parent Written by rosiegirl November 27, View all 34 comments. Quotes from The Wishing Spell. How did a maiden give birth maybe her name was Mary? 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.

Alex is a lively know-it-all too smart for her own good. Our ratings are based on child development best practices. During an argument over Jack as in, and the Beanstalk Goldilocks and Red Riding Hood call each other the following words: Since she couldn’t get to the Land of Stories through the book, she sneaks out of the house and goes to her Grandmother’s house, hoping to find a way to the Land of Stories.

There is a very childish representation of all emotions, but especially grief and love.

The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Review

March Learn how and when to remove this template message. In her hands was clfer world unlike the one she lived in. Enough to kill a small woodland animal. Unless the lesson is to go ahead and break rules of society if it strengthens your bond with your siblings.

Alex’s grandmother, the fairy godmothereventually defeats the twins’ presumed father’s dragon with her fairy magic and dies.

He sets out across Germany to crack a year code. But that is where the hard work on the author’s part comes in.

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