Beyond the Kingdoms

Beyond the Kingdoms

eBook - 2015
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"The Masked Man possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature's greatest villains! So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can twins Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
ISBN: 9780316406864
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Ksmichelsen
Jul 21, 2020

This was the best book I have ever read in my life! I’ve read it three times and I am going to read it a fourth. It made me adventurous, and want to go to the Fairy Tale World like in all our childhood stories. I love all 6 books but this book is definitely my favorite one out of the series. Highly, highly recommend!!

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Anika_Singh
Jul 16, 2020

In the next Land of Stories book, we get to experience characters and stories created by Conner as the twins and their friends attempt to assemble an army of their own to fight Lloyd.

This intense story is going to have you excited for the finale with it’s cliff-hanging ending.

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Anika_Singh
Jul 16, 2020

Alex and Conner Bailey have a hunch that the Masked Man is their dead father. When Alex tries to make finding the Masked Man a priority for the fairy council, she is kicked out. The twins go on an adventure beyond the kingdoms, through tales which they have never been in before.

This captivating book shows our favorite twin being separated from each other and having to go on their own paths. It will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Anika_Singh
Jul 14, 2020

When Alex and Conner Bailey’s mother mysteriously vanishes, they must set out on another quest in the Otherworld. 

This novel is enjoyable and takes us deeper into the world that we know and love. As you read this book, you will realize that The Wishing Spell was just the beginning...

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 29, 2020

The fourth book in Chris Colfer’s The Land of Stories series is called Beyond The Kingdom. It takes twins Alex and Conner beyond the fairy kingdom into the realm of classic children’s literary worlds. Beyond the Kingdoms is a funny and moving addition to Colfer’s magical tale, which sees the twins maturing into independent teenagers without the guidance of their fairy godmother. With Robin Hood, Peter Pan, and the Tin Man thrown into the mix, it's a whirlwind adventure! There are dangerous situations and villains around every topsy turvy corner, and the stakes are raised to the most dangerous battle yet. This book focuses quite heavily on Alex as the responsibility of being the new fairy godmother gets to her. Many readers will be able to relate to the various emotions described by the author in this book. I would recommend this book for readers aged 10+. 4.2/5 stars
@GymGirl of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 17, 2020

While this is a very good sequel to Wishing Spell I have to admit it still wasn’t great. I found the plot in this novel was more or less the same as Wishing Spell and it was a little disappointing not to get anything that was completely new. Despite that fact, Chris Colfer still delivers an exciting and worth reading story since it still remains entertaining. I suppose my favorite part was reading what the characters were up to now since their last visit to the Land of Stories. If you liked the first novel then I recommend reading this one just to keep up with the story. The ending did however have me on the edge of my seat so I can say its worth reading till the end. 2/5 stars
@Celine of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer. It is the second book in his series called The Land of Stories. This book begins with the main characters back home from the Land of Stories following the adventures in The Wishing Spell. Conner and Alex Bailey, now 13 years old, often miss their fairy-tale-character companions and long to return. When their mother suddenly disappears, they soon learn that she's been taken to the fairytale world by an enchantress who seems bent on destroying everything in her path. I thoroughly enjoyed the second book in the Land of Stories series as it was as descriptive, fast paced and as entertaining as ever. The reading level was good for ages 9+ and the concepts were easy to follow. 3.8/5 stars
@GymGirl of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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hellojoshua
Jun 10, 2020

I love this.

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hellojoshua
Jun 10, 2020

In my opinion, this novel is awesome! I love Chri Colfer's creativity and imaginativity on writing this book. I am so excited to read the next.

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lensslin
Jun 05, 2020

I liked the book. The pictures are good and the stories are told well. And it explains some of the unexplained aspects of some of the fairy tales. However, I'm pretty sure that their version of The Frog Prince is not the original. But I'd say it's worth reading.

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huchee
May 27, 2020

This book makes me adventurous! Imagine jumping into Land of Stories and meeting your favourite characters! One thing I really like is it talks about the future of the fairy tale characters after their happy ever after and the only problem is you can't put it down! Full of detail that makes me feel like I'm in the story with Alex and Conner!

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Jul 22, 2020

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Jul 14, 2020

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Mar 24, 2019

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That's book #2. Top two summaries are for book #2. Also bottom three.

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FREDDIE ZHANG
Nov 04, 2018

Alex and Connor went back to the land of stories and the enchantress(Ezmia, from the sleeping beauty and beauty and the beast story)returns. She used vines to trap Queen Cinderella, Queen Snow, Queen Rapunzal, Queen Sleeping Beauty, Queen Red Riding Hood, Queen Trobella, the fairy council, the kings, Alex and Connor's mom Charlotte, their grandmother and Connor. Alex was left alone to finish fighting the Enchantress. Read the book to find out if Alex succeeded.

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Unicorn_Girl
Apr 12, 2017

Alex and Connor went back to the land of stories and the enchantress(Ezmia, from the sleeping beauty and beauty and the beast story)returns. She used vines to trap Queen Cinderella, Queen Snow, Queen Rapunzal, Queen Sleeping Beauty, Queen Red Riding Hood, Queen Trobella, the fairy council, the kings, Alex and Connor's mom Charlotte, their grandmother and Connor. Alex was left alone to finish fighting the Enchantress. Read the book to find out if Alex succeeded.

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orange_dog_2988
Jul 12, 2016

Alex and conner try to escape from their house over to the land of stories to save their world and the fairy tail world from an evil threat. they soon learn more about this threat from hidden clues, and make an attempt to destroy it. who knows if they will be succesful or be the Slave's of this evil threat.

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angelicaM3
Jul 16, 2015

this is the newest book! Conner and Alex find out the masked man is their uncle, not father and is ending up recruiting criminals from fairy tales. Is it too late to save everyone ?

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angelicaM3
Jul 16, 2015

this is the second book in the series where an evil woman called the Enchantress tries to take over the fairy tale world and has kidnapped the fairy godmothers daughter in law. Due to this it is up to Conner and Alex to save this wold and the fairy tale one. Will it be to late?

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GwenOfNVDPL
Aug 20, 2014

Alex and Conner Bailey travel once again the Land of Stories to save their mother… Unlike before, it is in a state of peril. The Evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back and has wicked plans for the world. She has kidnapped their mother. Alex and Conner must create the Wand of Wonderment to destroy her. Can they do it? Or will the Enchantress win?

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areeba107
Jul 04, 2014

alex and conner bailey have traveled once again to the land of stories to save their mother from the evil enchantress will they defeat her? or will the enchantress win?

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"I wish dad were here" alex

"I wish dad were here" alex

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readingfairy
Apr 17, 2018

"If you notice the pages glowing, followed by an inviting humming noise, don't be afraid! That is just the book's magic. But whatever you do, don't lean too far into the book. You never know where you might end up."
~ Introduction by the fairy godmother.

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lLoveAnimaIs
Dec 31, 2015

"It's better to be the hero of your own story than a villain in someone else's."- The newly good evil stepmother

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uwairolg
Jul 12, 2015

" The evil Enchantress who tried killing Sleeping Beauty is back? yes Mother Goose said. Her name is Ezmia, and she has your Mother..."

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readingfairy1
Jun 18, 2017

Other: Ends with cliffhanger!

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