The Land of Stories (Book #5): An Author's Odyssey

by Chris Colfer

Hardcover, 2016



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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2016), 464 pages


Fantasy. Juvenile Fiction. Juvenile Literature. HTML: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´┐Ż??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 seri… (more)


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LibraryThing member bragan
Book five in the six-book Land of Stories series of kids' novels. In this one, our young protagonists, Alex and Connor, must save the land of fairy tales from devastation at the hands of villains from other classic stories. So they use their power to enter fictional worlds to recruit allies from
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short stories that Connor himself has written. Which include characters based on people they know in the fairy tale kingdoms, so there's something entertainingly complicated and meta about the whole thing. Like the other books in this series, it's a lot of fun and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny. And I'm actually kind of impressed with how much Connor's stories actually feel like things that might have been written by a talented teenage boy, with just the right mix of imagination and silliness.
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LibraryThing member ladypembroke
I really wasn't sure how Colfer could keep this series going and still be interesting when then intention was a trilogy. I no longer have those concerns. This story was smart and funny and scary all at the same time. I am most impressed with how Conner grows as a person. If you like fairy tales and
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fun, easy writing, give this series a try.
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