The Land of Stories An Author s Odyssey

The Land of Stories  An Author s Odyssey
Rating: 4.5
Author: Chris Colfer
Pages: 480
ISBN-13: 9780316383202
ISBN-10: 0316383201
Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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The fifth book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories! The Masked Man has captured all the royal families from the Land of Stories with the help of his army of literature's greatest villains, including the Wicked Witch of the West, the Queen of Hearts, and Captain Hook. With his sinister plan finally in motion, he is eager to destroy the families and take his place as emperor. Alex and Conner know they are no match against the Masked Man's legion of villains, but they realize that they may be in possession of the greatest weapon of all: their own imaginations! So begins the twins' journey into Conner's very own stories to gather an army of pirates, cyborgs, superheroes, and mummies as they band together for the ultimate fight against the Masked Man. Meanwhile, an even more dangerous plan is brewing--one that could change the fates of both the fairy-tale world and the Otherworld forever. Conner's tales come alive in the thrilling fifth adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling Land of Stories series.

Struck By Lightning

Struck By Lightning
Rating: 4
Author: Chris Colfer
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 9780316232920
ISBN-10: 0316232920
Release: 2012-11-20
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal follows the story of outcast high school senior Carson Phillips who blackmails the most popular students in his school into contributing to his literary journal to bolster his college application; his goal in life is to get into Northwestern and eventually become the editor of The New Yorker. At once laugh-out-loud funny, deliciously dark, and remarkably smart, Struck By Lightning unearths the dirt that lies just below the surface of high school. The film Stuck By Lightning features Colfer's own original screenplay. Colfer also stars in the film alongside Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Hyland, and Polly Bergen.

The Land of Stories The Wishing Spell

The Land of Stories  The Wishing Spell
Rating: 4
Author: Chris Colfer
Pages: 448
ISBN-13: 9781405517911
ISBN-10: 1405517913
Release: 2012-07-17
Editor: Little Brown Bks Young Readers
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Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change. When the twins' grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tale book, they have no idea they're about to enter a land beyond all imagining: the Land of Stories, where fairy tales are real. But as Alex and Conner soon discover, the stories they know so well haven't ended in this magical land - Goldilocks is now a wanted fugitive, Red Riding Hood has her own kingdom, and Queen Cinderella is about to become a mother! The twins know they must get back home somehow. But with the legendary Evil Queen hot on their trail, will they ever find the way? The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell brings readers on a thrilling quest filled with magic spells, laugh-out-loud humour and page-turning adventure.

The Land of Stories A Grimm Warning

The Land of Stories  A Grimm Warning
Rating: 4.5
Author: Chris Colfer
Pages: 448
ISBN-13: 9780316406833
ISBN-10: 031640683X
Release: 2014-07-08
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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In the third book in the New York Times bestselling series by Chris Colfer, the Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of Stories. Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him--until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code. Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother...but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council? When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle...or for the secret that will change the twins' lives forever. The third book in the bestselling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they must bring two worlds together!

The Land of Stories Worlds Collide

The Land of Stories  Worlds Collide
Rating: 4.5
Author: Chris Colfer
Pages: 448
ISBN-13: 9780316355865
ISBN-10: 0316355860
Release: 2017-07-11
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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The epic conclusion to Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories! In the highly anticipated conclusion to the Land of Stories series, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories fairy tale characters--heroes and villains--are no longer confined within their world! With mayhem brewing in the Big Apple, Conner and Alex will have to win their biggest battle yet. Can the twins restore order between the human and fairy tale world? Breathtaking action mixed with laugh out loud moments and lots of heart will make this a gripping conclusion for many fans!

Adventures from the Land of Stories Queen Red Riding Hood s Guide to Royalty

Adventures from the Land of Stories  Queen Red Riding Hood s Guide to Royalty
Rating: 4.5
Author: Chris Colfer
Pages: 128
ISBN-13: 9780316383387
ISBN-10: 0316383384
Release: 2017-07-11
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Learn about all things royal from fan favorite character Queen Red Riding Hood in this fun addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Land of Stories. From beloved author Chris Colfer comes a magnificent guide for anyone who is either royal, or might one day become royal after narrowly escaping Death by Wolf. Read the pages within for boundless wisdom regarding royal style and advice on how to handle one's subjects. We wish you a long and successful reign (provided you are not an enemy of our kingdom). Full of fun and helpful tips, fans will love getting a mandatory education from her majesty, Queen Red Riding Hood.

The Land of Stories The Ultimate Book Hugger s Guide

The Land of Stories  The Ultimate Book Hugger s Guide
Rating: 5
Author: Chris Colfer
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 9780316523318
ISBN-10: 0316523313
Release: 2018-10-16
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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A behind-the-scenes, comprehensive look at the #1 New York Times bestselling series. A combination travel guide, encyclopedia, and exciting fan compendium, this ultimate guidebook includes sections such as "Who's Who," "Places to Go," and "Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Things" that explore the backgrounds and histories of the many characters, places, and magic items throughout the beloved Land of Stories series. This book also includes bonus chapters, insider information about the series, and more, including sketches from the author, "Secrets from the Land of Stories," and "Chris's Top Ten Tips for Writers." Perfect for new and mega-fans alike, this full-color guidebook illustrated by series artist Brandon Dorman captures the magical ins and outs of the Land of Stories we know and love and delivers new, never-before-seen art and information sure to thrill and satisfy readers.

The Enchantress Returns

The Enchantress Returns
Rating: 4
Author: Chris Colfer
Pages: 528
ISBN-13: 9781405517928
ISBN-10: 1405517921
Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: Little Brown Bks Young Readers
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Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother. Against the will of their grandmother (the one and only Fairy Godmother), the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it's ever faced.

Trollbella Throws a Party

Trollbella Throws a Party
Rating: 4
Author: Chris Colfer
Pages: 32
ISBN-13: 9780316435437
ISBN-10: 0316435430
Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Celebrate Queen Trollbella's birthday in this companion picture book to Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling Land of Stories series. It's Queen Trollbella's birthday and she's throwing herself an epic celebration. She has everything a troll girl would want: musicians, magical creatures, carnival rides, a gigantic cake, and more. So why isn't she having any fun? Trollbella knows something is missing. When she meets a goblin boy sneaking into her party, Trollbella decides to share her party, and she discovers that a happy kingdom and learning to give back is the best gift she could've ever received. This enchanted tale about the importance and the joy of sharing will be a must-have for Land of Stories fans, younger siblings, and new readers alike.

The Curvy Tree

The Curvy Tree
Rating: 5
Author: Chris Colfer
Pages: 32
ISBN-13: 9780316299428
ISBN-10: 0316299421
Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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The debut picture book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer Once upon a time, there was a little girl who didn't quite fit in. When she runs away, she happens upon a curvy tree who helps her understand the importance of being different! This picture book stands alone, but also plays an important role in the Land of Stories series--making this a must-have book for fans and new readers alike!

Beyond the Kingdoms Target Exclusive

Beyond the Kingdoms   Target Exclusive
Rating: 5
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN-13: 0316304387
ISBN-10: 9780316304382
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
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Adventures from the Land of Stories The Mother Goose Diaries

Adventures from the Land of Stories  The Mother Goose Diaries
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Author: Chris Colfer
Pages: 128
ISBN-13: 9780316383332
ISBN-10: 0316383333
Release: 2017-07-11
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Get a front row seat to the adventures of the mischievous Mother Goose, a fan favorite character in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Land of Stories. Mother Goose has had centuries of adventure and finally she's allowing her favorite readers to take a peek at all her secrets. Who else gossiped with Queen Elizabeth I, taught geography to Napoleon, marched for equal rights with Martin Luther King Jr., and served as Andy Warhol's muse? With Chris Colfer's trademark wit and humor, fans will love getting the inside scoop on Mother Goose.

Canada s Odyssey

Canada s Odyssey
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Author: Peter H. Russell
Pages: 544
ISBN-13: 9781487514488
ISBN-10: 1487514484
Release: 2017-05-08
Editor: University of Toronto Press
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150 years after Confederation, Canada is known around the world for its social diversity and its commitment to principles of multiculturalism. But the road to contemporary Canada is a winding one, a story of division and conflict as well as union and accommodation. In Canada’s Odyssey, renowned scholar Peter H. Russell provides an expansive, accessible account of Canadian history from the pre-Confederation period to the present day. By focusing on what he calls the "three pillars" of English Canada, French Canada, and Aboriginal Canada, Russell advances an important view of our country as one founded on and informed by "incomplete conquests". It is the very incompleteness of these conquests that have made Canada what it is today, not just a multicultural society but a multinational one. Featuring the scope and vivid characterizations of an epic novel, Canada’s Odyssey is a magisterial work by an astute observer of Canadian politics and history, a perfect book to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Stranger Than Fanfiction

Stranger Than Fanfiction
Rating: 4
Author: Chris Colfer
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 9780316383417
ISBN-10: 0316383414
Release: 2017-02-28
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a funny, heartbreaking, unforgettable novel about friendship and fame perfect for fans of Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl and John Green. Cash Carter is the young, world famous lead actor of the hit television show Wiz Kids. When four fans jokingly invite him on a cross-country road trip, they are shocked that he actually takes them up on it. Chased by paparazzi and hounded by reporters, this unlikely crew takes off on a journey of a lifetime--but along the way they discover that the star they love has deep secrets he's been keeping. What they come to learn about the life of the mysterious person they thought they knew will teach them about the power of empathy and the unbreakable bond of true friendship. In this touching novel, New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer takes us on a journey full of laughter, tears, and life-changing memories.

The Lost Books of the Odyssey

The Lost Books of the Odyssey
Rating: 4
Author: Zachary Mason
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 1429952490
ISBN-10: 9781429952491
Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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A BRILLIANT AND BEGUILING REIMAGINING OF ONE OF OUR GREATEST MYTHS BY A GIFTED YOUNG WRITER Zachary Mason's brilliant and beguiling debut novel, The Lost Books of the Odyssey, reimagines Homer's classic story of the hero Odysseus and his long journey home after the fall of Troy. With brilliant prose, terrific imagination, and dazzling literary skill, Mason creates alternative episodes, fragments, and revisions of Homer's original that taken together open up this classic Greek myth to endless reverberating interpretations. The Lost Books of the Odyssey is punctuated with great wit, beauty, and playfulness; it is a daring literary page-turner that marks the emergence of an extraordinary new talent.

A Tale of Magic

A Tale of Magic
Rating: 5
Author: Chris Colfer
Pages: 496
ISBN-13: 9780316523493
ISBN-10: 0316523496
Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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This #1 New York Times bestseller is the first book in a new series set in Chris Colfer's Land of Stories universe, perfect for both new and longtime fans! When Brystal Evergreen stumbles across a secret section of the library, she discovers a book that introduces her to a world beyond her imagination and learns the impossible: She is a fairy capable of magic! But in the oppressive Southern Kingdom, women are forbidden from reading and magic is outlawed, so Brystal is swiftly convicted of her crimes and sent to the miserable Bootstrap Correctional Facility. But with the help of the mysterious Madame Weatherberry, Brystal is whisked away and enrolled in an academy of magic! Adventure comes with a price, however, and when Madame Weatherberry is called away to attend to an important problem she doesn't return. Do Brystal and her classmates have what it takes to stop a sinister plot that risks the fate of the world, and magic, forever? Fall in love with an all-new series from Chris Colfer, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Land of Stories, filled with adventure, imagination, and wonderfully memorable characters both familiar and new. A #1 New York Times bestsellerAn IndieBound bestseller A USA Today bestseller A Wall Street Journal bestseller

From the Land of Green Ghosts

From the Land of Green Ghosts
Rating: 3
Author: Pascal Khoo Thwe
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 0060505230
ISBN-10: 9780060505233
Release: 2003-12-02
Editor: Harper Perennial
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In 1988, Dr. John Casey, a professor visiting Burma, meets a waiter in Mandalay with a passion for the works of James Joyce, and the encounter changes both their lives. Pascal, a member of the Kayan Padaung tribe, was the first member of his community to study English at a university. Within months of his meeting with Dr. Casey, Pascal's world lay in ruins. Burma's military dictatorship forces him to sacrifice his studies, and the regime's brutal armed forces murder his lover. Fleeing to the jungle, he becomes a guerrilla fighter in the life-or-death struggle against the government. In desperation, he writes a letter to the Englishman he met in Mandalay. Miraculously reaching its destination, the letter leads to Pascal's rescue and his enrollment in Cambridge University, where he is the first Burmese tribesman ever to attend. From the Land of Green Ghosts unforgettably evokes the realities of life in modern-day Burma and one man's long journey to freedom despite almost unimaginable odds.

The Land of Stories Queen Red Riding Hood s Guide to Royalty

The Land of Stories  Queen Red Riding Hood s Guide to Royalty
Rating: 5
Author: Chris Colfer
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 0349132232
ISBN-10: 9780349132235
Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Little, Brown Young Readers
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From bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a book about a beloved character: Queen Red Riding Hood. The young queen gives us her take on politics, government, health, love, and of course, what it means to be royalty. A must-have for new and old fans alike.

The New Odyssey

The New Odyssey
Rating: 5
Author: Patrick Kingsley
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 9781783351077
ISBN-10: 1783351071
Release: 2016-05-03
Editor: Guardian Faber Publishing
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Europe is facing a wave of migration unmatched since the end of World War II - and no one has reported on this crisis in more depth or breadth than the Guardian's migration correspondent, Patrick Kingsley. Throughout 2015, Kingsley travelled to 17 countries along the migrant trail, meeting hundreds of refugees making epic odysseys across deserts, seas and mountains to reach the holy grail of Europe. This is Kingsley's unparalleled account of who these voyagers are. It's about why they keep coming, and how they do it. It's about the smugglers who help them on their way, and the coastguards who rescue them at the other end. The volunteers that feed them, the hoteliers that house them, and the border guards trying to keep them out. And the politicians looking the other way. The New Odyssey is a work of original, bold reporting written with a perfect mix of compassion and authority by the journalist who knows the subject better than any other.

The Shadow Behind the Stars

The Shadow Behind the Stars
Rating: 3.5
Author: Rebecca Hahn
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 9781481435734
ISBN-10: 1481435736
Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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A girl’s dark destiny could cause the unraveling of the world in this “shattering and transcendent” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) novel from the author of A Creature of Moonlight. Heed this warning, mortal: stay far away from the three sister Fates. For if they come to love you, they might bring about the end of the world… Chloe is the youngest. Hers are the fingers that choose the wool, that shape the thread, that begin it. The sun smiles upon her. Men love her without knowing who she is. She has lived forever and will live forever more. She and her sisters have been on their isolated Greek island for longer than any mortal can remember. They spin, measure, and slice the countless golden threads of human life. They are the three Fates, and they have stayed separate for good reason: it is dangerous for them to become involved with the humans whose lives they shape. So when a beautiful girl named Aglaia shows up on their doorstep, Chloe tries to make sure her sisters don’t become attached. But in seeking to protect them, Chloe discovers the dark power of Aglaia’s destiny. As her path unwinds, the three Fates find themselves pulled inextricably along—toward mortal pain, and mortal love, and a fate that could unravel the world.