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Title:
Beyond the Kingdoms
Author:
Colfer, Chris, 1990-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Unabridged.
Publication Information:
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2015]
Physical Description:
7 audio discs (540 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
After the emotional cliffhanger of Book 3, listeners learn that the man the twins thought was their long-dead father was, in fact, their uncle. Their evil uncle, set on taking over every possible world - fairy tale or real! The twins' attempts to fight bring them face to face with major literary characters...and this book finally wraps up the series with a heartfelt epilogue.
General Note:
Title from web page.

Compact discs.

Duration: 9:00:00.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
760 Lexile.
ISBN:
9781478904076
Format :
Audiobook on CD

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Fairy tales are just the beginning.

The Masked Man is on the loose in the Land of Stories, and it's up to Alex and Conner Bailey to stop him...except Alex has been thrown off the Fairy Council, and no one will believe they're in danger.

With only the help of the ragtag group of Goldilocks, Jack, Red Riding Hood, and Mother Goose and her gander, Lester, the Bailey twins discover the Masked Man's secret scheme: He 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 Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man, or will they be one step behind until it's too late?

Fairy tales and classic stories collide in the fourth adventure in the bestselling Land of Stories series as the twins travel beyond the kingdoms


Author Notes

Chris Colfer was born in Clovis, California on May 27, 1990. While pursuing a career in film and television, he worked mornings before school in the cafeteria as a cookie scooper and summers as a clerk at a dry cleaners. He is best known for his role as Kurt Hummel on Glee. In 2011, he won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for this role. He is the author of The Land of Stories series and Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, based on his screenplay of the same name.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Twins Alex and Conner have traveled from our world into the Land of Stories before, but now other realms are available, thanks to a potion their deceased grandmother Anneliese (the Fairy Godmother) created to open portals. The potion has disastrous results when the twins' estranged uncle, Lloyd, uses it to enter fictional worlds and recruit an army of villains. With help from friends Red, Jack, Mother Goose, and Goldilocks Alex and Conner race against time and magic to try to stop Lloyd. This latest from Glee star Colfer takes readers beyond fairy tale kingdoms and into realms from literature: Oz, Neverland, Camelot, the Sherwood Forest, and Wonderland all appear. The pacing is fairly relentless, and readers new to the series may struggle to keep up with the large cast of characters (who are not what you might expect). Still, fans of reimagined fairy tales will be drawn to the whimsy, and Colfer's popularity ensures an audience. With a cliff-hanger ending to boot, fans may have a hard time waiting for the final installment of this series.--Moore, Melissa Copyright 2015 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-7-Twins Alex and Connor, along with Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Mother Goose, and other characters chase a masked man-the twins' uncle-into stories such as The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland. He is always a step ahead and bargains for troops to take over the kingdoms in the fairy world. Alex and Connor wind up separated in the stories of King Arthur and Robin Hood, needing to create a potion and get back to Oz. Peter Pan and the Tin Woodman join the adventures. Several subplots add depth to the narration-a girl finding genetic links to Wilhelm Grimm, Red Riding Hood marrying the Frog Prince, and a witch who takes life's energy from children. Colfer's narration is excellent, giving different voices to the many characters and keeping the pace of the rollicking story moving. VERDICT Adults will appreciate references to Hans Christian Andersen and other classic tales, while children will just appreciate good stories on their own terms.-Debbie Whitbeck, formerly of West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland, MI © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.