If you are looking for a wonderful juvenile fiction author to encourage youth to read as I was, Chris Colfer has a series called The Land of Stories. In this series, a brother and sister fall into a book of action-packed adventure. I was totally hooked after reading the first book and could not wait to get my hands on the next book to see what happens next with Alex and Conner. Characters such as Mother Goose, Fairy God Mother, Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Snow White, Jack, Froggy, Sleeping Beauty and Prince Charming will take you on an adventure like nothing you have read before.
The Land of Stories is a children’s fiction series written by actor and singer Chris Colfer. The first title, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, was released on July 17, 2012. The second, The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns was published on August 6, 2013. The third book, “The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning”, was published on July 18, 2014. The fourth book, “The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms”, was published on July 7, 2015. The books are described by Colfer as a “modern day fairy tale,” following twins Alex and Conner Bailey as they fall from the real world into a world full of fairy tales they have only ever read about before.
Parents need to know that The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, by Glee‘s Chris Colfer (who plays Kurt Hummel), is warm and heartfelt, as well as imaginative. Twins Alex and Conner are transported to the world of fairy tales, in which they meet such characters as Goldilocks, Cinderella, and Snow White, all living new lives and playing a role in helping the kids get home. There’s some fleeting danger to the kids at the hands of assorted villains, from wolves to the Evil Queen, and a number of wicked characters come to a violent but not graphically described end. (Review from Common Sense Media)