Thursday, May 10, 2012

In The Mail: The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

It seems to be the week for children's books in the mail.  This morning's addition to my 'to-read' shelf is The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer (Yes, the Glee star).  Little, Brown & Company sent me an ARC of Colfer's Juvenile fantasy which is due out in July, 2012.

Synopsis: 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 fairytales.

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.

Early reviews are good but at first glance the material seems to rely on fairytale derivative.  The promise of this one is going to rest strongly on Colfer's narrative voice.  I know my daughters are strongly looking forward to getting their hands on this but we'll see if this actor can turn author.

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