The Land of Stories

The Land of Stories

Beyond the Kingdoms

eBook - 2015
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"The Masked Man possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature's greatest villains! So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can twins Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York ;, Boston :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2015
ISBN: 9780316406864
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor
Alternative Title: Beyond the kingdoms

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robinaleita
Mar 04, 2021

i love this book!! * *
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Ebstar
Feb 20, 2021

Awful. Firstly, Colfer might be creative, but he's childish. Be descripitive, but don't be lame. Reccomended for babies. Now look here, there's way better books than this. Colfer, I know you're passionate about writing, but this...is babyish. The real fairytales were much darker. Are you paying attention to Disney? They're going to misguide you. But, even Disney's better. You like this book? I think you'll like Grimmtasic Girls better. Colfer, you need a better climax, rising point, and more touching vocabulary. You don't need to be stylish and princessish... but don't be childish, either. I don't think this deserves to be a bestseller.

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keerthananoru
Feb 12, 2021

In the 5th Land of Stories Book; an Author's Odyssey is so fascinating! The twins are still fighting against the Masked Man, and don’t know what to do. They realize they can go into some of the stories Connor has written to collect an army of characters to fight against the Masked Man and his army. While there is so much chaos going on something else is happening which can change both worlds forever. I think this idea, and concept is so cool! I wish I could travel to any book that I want to go to. This book kept me on my toes as I was dying to figure out what happens next. Some new characters are introduced into this story and they all have different personalities which makes the story even more entertaining. I would recommend this book to ages 8+!

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keerthananoru
Feb 05, 2021

In the 4th Land of Stories book; Beyond the Kingdoms the Masked Man is on the loose. Alex has been thrown off of the fairy council so no one believes Alex and Connor when they say the Masked Man is dangerous. This is a huge problem because the Masked Man has a potion that turns every book it touches into a portal. He is making an army of the worst villains in every story. Alex, Connor, and some of their friends must catch up to the Masked Man before it’s too late. I love the plot twist this story has when they figure out who the Masked Man is. I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves fiction. It is so entertaining to read and the story doesn’t drag on.

I LOVE this series! I love how the author includes all of the fairy tales and I love how descriptive he is! I love (in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th books) that he puts a little or a lot (depends on which book you are reading) of love in it. I love all of the adventure there is and I would recommend this series to ANYONE!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 24, 2020

The Enchantress Returns is the second book in the Land of Stories series. The Land of Stories has been one of my favorite series for years. While I wouldn’t recommend it to teens in general, it would be good for thirteen and fourteen year olds. This book is great. It focuses more on how fairy tale characters react to new villains. That is more interesting to read about than just their happily ever afters. I still loved reading about that in the first book but this book shows you more about the fairy tale characters then the first one. I would absolutely recommend this book. 4/5 stars
@ToastieTaco of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

When the twins and their friends join worlds formed by Conner 's imagination, discovering allies that no one else could ever think of, the race begins to put an end to the reign of terror of the Masked Man. The Author's Odyssey kept me hooked until the end, it was a very good and interesting reading, the storey was beautifully written in a clear style and tone and descriptive efficiency that didn't slow down the pace. The Odyssey of the Author was original and well written. An outstanding addition to thisAn Author's Odyssey had standard tropes delivered with a smooth writing style. I recommend this book to anyone because it is a joy to read. 4/5 stars
@BullahJee of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

“An Author’s Odyssey”, Book #5 of the “Land of Stories” series, written by Chris Colfer, is where the spotlight is finally on Connor. In an attempt to save both worlds, Alex and Connor set out on a journey to recruit characters from Connor’s stories to fight against the army of the masked man. I can’t believe the turn that this story has taken. Alex and Connor have gone from being ordinary sixth graders to potential saviours of both the Land of Stories as well as Earth, and that is what I personally enjoy in this series. I love books that have twists and cliffhangers such as the ones in this series because that is what makes a story entertaining and not boring to read, which is why I would definitely recommend this series to all teens. Yes this series is quite long, but it is all worth it in the end! I give this book a 4.5 out of 5.
@Rose of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 12, 2020

This book is the second book in the Land of Stories series; unlike movie sequels, it doesn’t disappoint. It has a great overarching story set in place. The second book answers a lot of the questions from the first book. Another thing I liked was the in-depth backstory to the enchantress. While I often hate the “oh, the villain is actually a victim” stories (too often, books will give unsatisfying endings to villain turned victim characters), the enchantress both brings out feelings of sympathy and hate. It’s a complex relationship that makes her my favourite villain character. I would recommend this book to anyone who read the Wishing Spell. 5 out of 5
@BookLover278 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

“The Enchantress Returns”, Book #2 of the “Land of Stories” series, written by Chris Colfer, is just as interesting as the first book in this series, titled “The Wishing Spell”. After reading a lot of different book series, I have observed that most series start out strong with an outstanding first book, but then fail to make their second book match that same level, however this series does not follow that same trend because “The Enchantress Returns” has certainly lived up to the expectations that readers had set after reading “The Wishing Spell”. If you have not read “The Wishing Spell” prior to this book then I suggest that you do because this series needs to be read in order for you to understand the story. For anyone who has read “The Wishing Spell”, I would definitely recommend this book to you because this book gives you the opportunity to revisit the world of your favourite childhood characters in a much less childish way. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series and I hope you enjoy this book just as much as I do! I give this book a 4.5 out of 5.
@Rose of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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blue_dog_49470
Aug 20, 2020

I loved this book like all the others because I felt the same way when my mom died just like the twins felt I also liked the fact that no person from Chris Colfer's books are the same which makes it more magical. He's a amazing author hopefully they make a Land Of Stories Movie which would be great!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ksmichelsen
Jul 21, 2020

This was the best book I have ever read in my life! I’ve read it three times and I am going to read it a fourth. It made me adventurous, and want to go to the Fairy Tale World like in all our childhood stories. I love all 6 books but this book is definitely my favorite one out of the series. Highly, highly recommend!!

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Anika_Singh
Jul 16, 2020

In the next Land of Stories book, we get to experience characters and stories created by Conner as the twins and their friends attempt to assemble an army of their own to fight Lloyd.

This intense story is going to have you excited for the finale with it’s cliff-hanging ending.

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That's book #2. Top two summaries are for book #2. Also bottom three.

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FREDDIE ZHANG
Nov 04, 2018

Alex and Connor went back to the land of stories and the enchantress(Ezmia, from the sleeping beauty and beauty and the beast story)returns. She used vines to trap Queen Cinderella, Queen Snow, Queen Rapunzal, Queen Sleeping Beauty, Queen Red Riding Hood, Queen Trobella, the fairy council, the kings, Alex and Connor's mom Charlotte, their grandmother and Connor. Alex was left alone to finish fighting the Enchantress. Read the book to find out if Alex succeeded.

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Unicorn_Girl
Apr 12, 2017

Alex and Connor went back to the land of stories and the enchantress(Ezmia, from the sleeping beauty and beauty and the beast story)returns. She used vines to trap Queen Cinderella, Queen Snow, Queen Rapunzal, Queen Sleeping Beauty, Queen Red Riding Hood, Queen Trobella, the fairy council, the kings, Alex and Connor's mom Charlotte, their grandmother and Connor. Alex was left alone to finish fighting the Enchantress. Read the book to find out if Alex succeeded.

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orange_dog_2988
Jul 12, 2016

Alex and conner try to escape from their house over to the land of stories to save their world and the fairy tail world from an evil threat. they soon learn more about this threat from hidden clues, and make an attempt to destroy it. who knows if they will be succesful or be the Slave's of this evil threat.

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angelicaM3
Jul 16, 2015

this is the newest book! Conner and Alex find out the masked man is their uncle, not father and is ending up recruiting criminals from fairy tales. Is it too late to save everyone ?

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angelicaM3
Jul 16, 2015

this is the second book in the series where an evil woman called the Enchantress tries to take over the fairy tale world and has kidnapped the fairy godmothers daughter in law. Due to this it is up to Conner and Alex to save this wold and the fairy tale one. Will it be to late?

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GwenOfNVDPL
Aug 20, 2014

Alex and Conner Bailey travel once again the Land of Stories to save their mother… Unlike before, it is in a state of peril. The Evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back and has wicked plans for the world. She has kidnapped their mother. Alex and Conner must create the Wand of Wonderment to destroy her. Can they do it? Or will the Enchantress win?

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areeba107
Jul 04, 2014

alex and conner bailey have traveled once again to the land of stories to save their mother from the evil enchantress will they defeat her? or will the enchantress win?

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navy_dolphin_926
Mar 09, 2019

"I wish dad were here" alex

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navy_dolphin_926
Mar 09, 2019

"I wish dad were here" alex

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readingfairy
Apr 17, 2018

"If you notice the pages glowing, followed by an inviting humming noise, don't be afraid! That is just the book's magic. But whatever you do, don't lean too far into the book. You never know where you might end up."
~ Introduction by the fairy godmother.

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lLoveAnimaIs
Dec 31, 2015

"It's better to be the hero of your own story than a villain in someone else's."- The newly good evil stepmother

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uwairolg
Jul 12, 2015

" The evil Enchantress who tried killing Sleeping Beauty is back? yes Mother Goose said. Her name is Ezmia, and she has your Mother..."

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Jun 18, 2017

Other: Ends with cliffhanger!

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