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The Land Of Stories: The Wishing Spell

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Aqsa Mumtaz

on 16 June 2015

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Good Morning! My name is Aqsa Mumtaz and I will be telling you about the book The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.
My Challenge Level
Due to the long length of the novel, which ranged over 400 pages, I was unable to recall specific details mentioned throughout the story. Therefore, my challenge level for this novel is 4 out of 5.
What attracted me to
this book?
The text on the back of the book attracted me to the novel because it seemed adventurous and I enjoy novels about adventure.
The text on the back states:

The twins, Alex and Bailey have suffered from a hard time after their father's death, they've lost their home, and their mother has to work long hours to support them. Their grandmother visits when she can and leaves her granddaughter, Alex the family' passed on book of fairy tales. One day, Alex and Conner fall into the book and find themselves inside the land of fairy tales. Everything seems strangely familiar from their father's stories. A human frog named Froggy explains to them that their only chance of getting back to the world they call home, is through a mysterious magical method called the Wishing Spell. When eight certain items are placed together, the resulting magic will allow the user to be granted one wish, no matter how big or simple it is. Throughout their quest they must deal with trolls, wolves, princes, princesses, heroes, and villains. But with the Evil Queen also trying find the wishing spell items, things get tougher for the twins, plus the book also talks about a romantic tragedy in the Evil Queen's past.
The genre of this book is fantasy and adventure.
It is
because it includes magic and involves journeys and quests.
It is also
because the events involve danger, risk, and excitement.
Likes and Dislikes
The Changes I'd Make to the Story
Information about the Author
Information about the Illustrator
Other Books by the Author
Would I recommended this book? Why or why not?
Overall Rating
Chris Colfer
Illstrator :
Brandon Dorman
Alex and Conner Bailey's
world is about to change.
When the twins' grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tail book, they have no idea they're about to enter a land
beyond all imagining the Land of Stories,
where fairy tales are real.

The beginning of the book was a little confusing.
The author is Chris Colfer. His real name is Christopher Paul Chris Colfer.
Was born on May 27, 1990 in Clovis, California, U.S.
American actor, singer, author and producer best known for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel on the television series Glee.
His role of Kurt on Glee has received several awards, including Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards and two consecutive People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Comedic TV Actor in 2013 and 2014.
He is also a New York Times number-one bestselling author of his first novel The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.
The Illustrator is Brandon Dorman.
Brandon is a proud husband and a father of three boys.
He grew up near Mt Rainier and the Puget Sound.
He attended Curtis High followed by Brigham Young University- Idhao, where in 2005 he received his BFA in Fine Arts.
Some of his most known work include:
#1 New York Times best-selling picture book, The Wizard; cover art for Newbery Honor Book, Savvy; the best-selling series, Fablehaven; and the super popular series, Goosebumps.
The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning
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I would recommended this book because of the following reasons:
The characters in the book are interesting and entertaining.
The problem in the story is exciting and unpredictable.
The author uses descriptive language that is imaginable.
I would rate this book 5 out of 5 because of the following reasons:
It kept me engaged to keep reading the book.
The details included in the book were very descriptive.
The storyline was different and creative.

I would change the fact that the twins' father had died when they were nine years old. Throughout the story the author explained how hard and unhappy the twins' life had become. They've lost their home, and their mother has to work long hours to support them.
By: Aqsa mumtaz
Main Characters
Alex Bailey
- She is Conner's twin sister. She enjoys reading. She was very amazed by seeing all the characters in the land of stories for real when she went for her quest.

Conner Bailey
- He is Alex's twin brother. He does not like school and mostly falls asleep in class.

- He is the first person Alex and Conner met in their quest. He was initially a man but got turned into a frog due to a curse. He told the twins about the wishing spell and helped them in their quest.

Evil Queen
- She is an important character in the story. She also wants the Wishing Spell. However, she has a heartbreaking past.

- She gave Alex a magical book called The Land of Stories. She also looks after the twins while their mother is at work.

- They are princesses in the magical book (the book Alex's grandmother gave to her). In order to get the Wishing Spell, the twins had to collect certain objects which could only be obtained from the princesses such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White.
Inside The Magical Book
The twins' grandmother gave Alex the book.
The twins' fall into the book and were stuck inside.
The twins' are in the same class.
The twins' fall in the book at their house.
Ms. Holloway 6B
The Wishing Spell
The Wishing Spell is basically a name of a spell that can grant you any wish.
In order to make a wish you must collect eight certain items. The eight items are
Cinderella's Glass Slipper
A Knife from the Sea Witch
A Piece of Red Riding Hood's First Basket
The Crown from the Troll & Goblins
Sleeping Beauty's Spindle
A Lock of Rapunzel's Hair
Jewel's from Snow White's Coffin
Teardrops of a Fairy
Once all of these items are put together, you can grant your wish. Alex and Conner went on a quest to find these items so they can wish to go home.
Thanks for Watching!
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The book was on the New York Times Bestseller List for five weeks, and reached No. 1 for two of the five.
The book was named one of Barnes & Noble's "Best Books of 2012".

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The descriptive details in the book.
The creativity and imagination that the author has used in the story.
The picture on the front cover.
I like how certain characters were portrayed.
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