The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell is about Alex and Conner. Fairy tales play an important part in their lives. Alex and Conner used to go to their grandma’s house all the time, and their grandma and dad would take turns reading fairy tales to them out of the family’s big green book.
But when Alex and Conner’s dad died, they stopped going to their grandmother’s house. When their grandma surprises them for their birthday, and gives them the fairy tale book, strange things start happening. The book starts glowing and then sucks Alex and Conner inside! They fall through the book, and end up in a forest, where the meet a frog man. His name is Froggy, and he takes them to his house. There they find out that they are in a fairy tale world, and the only way to get out is to complete the wishing spell.
To complete the wishing spell, they have to find a list of hard to find items, like Cinderella’s slipper, bark from Red Riding Hood’s basket, and so on. They also need to be on the lookout for the Evil Queen, who escaped recently, and all sorts of things, because creatures in the Land of Stories tend to want to eat Alex and Conner. Will they be able to find all the items, and get home in one piece?
One of the things I enjoyed about this book is that it visits all of the most popular fairy tales, but the story is completely different, and we have two new main characters. I have reviewed several other books like this, including Half Upon A Time and The School for Good and Evil because I like this style of novel and highly recommend them to anyone else who does as well.
Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell is the first book in a six book series. It would make a great gift for kids who love a good series (or get them the whole set!)
This book is for 4th-8th graders. Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell has 438 pages.
I give this book 4 1/2 out of 5 bookworms.
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