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This number New York Times best seller 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 number one New York Times best-selling author of the Land of Stories, filled with adventure, imagination, and wonderfully memorable characters both familiar and new.

A number one New York Times best seller
An IndieBound best seller
USA Today best seller
A Wall Street Journal best seller

©2019 Chris Colfer (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Ce que les critiques en disent

"It's hard not to love a book dedicated to the Glee star's grandmother...Colfer gets off many good lines [and] the nifty ending ties the plot's multiple strands up while leaving room for further fairy tale adventures." (Publishers Weekly)

Ce que les auditeurs disent de A Tale of Magic...

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Fun, engaging story

Chris Colder channels the fantastical tales of Enid Blyton with the zany characters of Roald Dahl. While this story isn't quite on par with those two authors that shaped my childhood, I couldn't help but think of them as I listened to the author read his fun, engaging story.

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Great story

The only thing that bothered me is the over use of the work ‘however.’ Still a great story and the narrator really brings everything to life!

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an amazing read highly recommend

loved every minute of it I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did

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Very well written and narrated

I’ve enjoyed listening to this audiobook and looking forward to the ones following! Very well done, Chris Colfer!

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Inspired by Harry Potter but not inspiring.

loved the politics but it was didactic and on the nose writing. the dialog style of characters repeating back a statement as a question was tedious. children's literature can have depth of meaning while still being eloquently simple.
I think Chris has great ideas to share, his style just has to catch up with the message.

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A beautiful story with a beautiful message

This story holds a a mirror of fantasy over many subjects we deal with in our day to day lives, such as discrimination, acceptance of different groups, empowerment and even political corruption. Worth the read and the listen!

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omg

it is really good I read the wishing spell book I suggest anyone can listen to.chris colder is really good at reading

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awesome

land of stories is good too and Chris colfer is my favourite author ever!! loooove

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  • 2020-09-13

Perfect

Lots of great stories that touch on larger themes in our world. A great prequel series for The Land of Stories telling the creation of the Fairy Godmother.

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Amazing prequel

This book is the much needed prequel for lovers of the Land of Stories.

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  • NCWoodSmith
  • 2020-07-15

Poorly written, unpleasant voice

My daughter and I have listened to two titles of Colfer's and, to be blunt, neither are written well. Colfer's writing is full of clichés and the story has numerous plot holes, as other reviewers have noted. To make matters worse, Colfer's voice is unpleasant for an audiobook and his delivery is over the top and annoying.
Colfer is an accomplished actor known for his fine work in "Glee," and his name and TV fan base surely paved the way to publishing this stuff. His talents don't stretch into writing, unfortunately, except that he's very prolific. But then when you write at this quality, I suppose it's easy to produce this much content in a short amount of time. I suspect many of the glowing reviews here are from fans of his television work, and not true fans of the fantasy genre or fans of good writing and storytelling. That's fine. I wish Colfer continued success, but wish he'd focus on improving his writing and story development. Or at least hire a talented editor and a professional reader. As it is with this title, it's unedited high school level creative writing.

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  • Ro
  • 2019-11-20

Magically wonderful

I really enjoyed listening to this on my drives home and when I needed to keep myself from falling asleep at work. It is well written and full of real problems that people face all over (with a magical twist of course.) I hope that others can enjoy this book as much as I have and continue to have hope and compassion for the future.

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  • David in Arkansas
  • 2019-11-24

Extremely well performed!

Well written! Interesting story with some unexpected twists. Extremely well performed! I kept yelling “remember you can do magic” when the kids keep forgetting that they could. Had to remember that it was written about kids for kids. LOL

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  • Elaine Long
  • 2019-12-18

Amazing storytelling

My family and I LOVED this story and all the thought that went into it. the dramatic parts😲, the funny parts(mostly the parts with Lucy goosé😉), and the creepy parts💀.I also love the surprise of the fairy council and the fairy godmother😇!!!!

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  • Jade
  • 2019-12-05

I just love Chris Colfer and his books.

I just love Chris Colfer and his books. The adventure you go on makes you feel like a little kid again. Cant wait to read these to my kids one day.

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  • Roza
  • 2020-08-13

Amazing

I love this audiobook so much it has superb narration and a magical plot based off of modern problems like sexism and racism

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  • Linda
  • 2021-03-25

My daughter & I tried

The story is so basic and the narrator does not do a good job reading, we just can’t! We (my 14 year old & I) felt like we were back in 1st grade being read to by the librarian. We kept trying to go further than chapter 2 but we just can’t! Maybe for the primary grades it’d be fine but I feel like the political statement being pushed might not be appropriate for that age. Though teaching kids to accept each other for whom they are, is an excellent lesson, it’s just coming off as ...hmmm I don’t know, it just doesn’t feel right. I still wonder how on earth it got such great ratings and reviews 🤷🏽‍♀️

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  • Guadalupe Gutierrez-Zeller
  • 2020-08-11

Amazing! Exciting!

I absolutely can not wait for the next book to come out! Well written, and read by the author! I can’t stand when the narrator of a book is bland and monotone, and Chris was anything but that! He put feeling and emotion into each character, and left me wanting more!

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  • J Popovich
  • 2019-11-27

Even better

All Colfer’s stories are excellent each one better than the one before! I look forward to more of his creative genius in the future.

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  • Jessica Dixon
  • 2019-11-15

the hype is real

This latest Chris Colfer book does not disappoint! His portrayal of how storybook characters came to be feel real with true morals and current struggles.

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