July 2012 Indie Next List
“If you've ever wondered what happened after 'happily ever after,' this is the book for you. A fun romp through well-known fairy tales, a wonderful adventure with just enough cliff hangers to keep the reader coming back for more, with a few surprises thrown in. A thoroughly enjoyable book!”
— Janice Hunsche, Kaleidosaurus Books, Fishers, IN
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.
About the Author
Chris Colfer is a #1 "New York Times" bestselling author and Golden Globe winning actor. He was honored as a member of the Time 100, "Time" magazine s annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. His books include "Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal", "The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell", and "The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns."
Brandon Dorman is the illustrator of "Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face "and "The Wizard", both by Jack Prelutsky; and" The Christmas Sweater "by Glenn Beck. He received a degree in fine arts from Brigham Young University--Idaho and lives in Puyallup, Washington, with his family.
"It's hard not to love a book dedicated to the Glee star's grandmother...Colfer gets off many good lines [and] the nifty ending ties the plot's multiple strands up while leaving room for further fairy tale adventures."
"It will hit big with its combination of earnestness and playful poise."
-The New York Times