The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer in OutlooK-12 Magazine

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The world of publishing is expanding every day. If you are looking for something different and fresh to enjoy or give your favorite young scholar during the lazy hazy days of summer, consider these offerings from publishers large or small, independent. Most are available in both print and digital editions. Let us know if you agree with our choices.

2013. 464 pp. ISBN: 978-0316201568. $8.00 paper. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Hachette Books) New York, NY.
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.