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Adventures from the Land of Stories Boxed Set: The Mother Goose Diaries and Queen Red Riding Hood's Guide to Royalty
     

Adventures from the Land of Stories Boxed Set: The Mother Goose Diaries and Queen Red Riding Hood's Guide to Royalty

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by Chris Colfer
 

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Featuring Mother Goose and Queen Red Riding Hood, fan favorite characters in the Land of Stories series, this boxed set is a must-have for new and old fans alike.

From New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes two new books about two beloved characters, Mother Goose and Queen Red Riding Hood. Mother Goose's diary entries over the last five

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Featuring Mother Goose and Queen Red Riding Hood, fan favorite characters in the Land of Stories series, this boxed set is a must-have for new and old fans alike.

From New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes two new books about two beloved characters, Mother Goose and Queen Red Riding Hood. Mother Goose's diary entries over the last five hundred years take readers on a journey to learn buried secrets; and the young queen gives us her take on politics, government, health, love, and of course, what it means to be royalty.

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the Land of Stories Series:
"It will hit big with its combination of earnestness and playful poise."—The New York Times Book Review"

It's hard not to love [the book]...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"

A magical debut."—Family Circle"

Captivating."—Teen Vogue"

In The Land of Stories, Colfer showcases his talent for crafting fancifully imaginative plots and multidimensional characters."—Los Angeles Times"

There's more in Colfer's magic kingdoms than Disney has dreamt of."—USA Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316261517
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
11/24/2015
Series:
Land of Stories Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
7,719
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Chris Colfer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and Golden Globe-winning actor. He was honored as a member of the TIME 100, Time magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, and his books include The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns, and The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning.

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Adventures from the Land of Stories Boxed Set: The Mother Goose Diaries and Queen Red Riding Hood's Guide to Royalty 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love chis colfers book there 're alway full of adventure!
Anonymous 8 months ago
Mother Goose is amazing.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I love the Mother Goose one the best. I like how Chriis Colfer ffit Mother Goose into history. The Red Riding hood book was just like her and was very funny. Even though the book had a lot of fancy words it is very easy to read. But I only understud 7/8 of it. So if your pretty young and want to read this just be ready.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would say middle school level is good :) but high schoolers would enjoy :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What age is this book fit???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must have ebook.
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall: 3 Narration: 3 Story: 3 Combining two titles, the first we’ll talk about today is Queen Red Riding Hood’s Guide to Royalty. While I was expecting a bit of twisted humor and a unique take on the tales that are familiar, Colfer adds some strange tweaks and twists to the story, and perhaps takes a bit too political a stance on the relationship (cross-species *gasp*) between Froggy and Red. Now – I have zero issue with presenting a relationship as a done deal, and even showing relationships or elements that are out of the ‘mainstream’ to perhaps start to present differences to children. But I do draw the line at proselytizing a point with overplaying its importance. Not so thinly veiled references to the similarities between the ‘cross species’ relationship and the fight for LGBT equality did, for me, cross the boundary of effectiveness. Show me the relationship, have Red share her philosophy on life (be yourself – and let them talk) and even show that they rise above the chatter. But please don’t turn a title into a manifesto for one issue – and that is what this book boiled down to for me. Not to mention that Red was more than a touch self-centered and brash- and difficult to engage with. The second in this collection is The Mother Goose Diaries – and this was the romp and amusement I expected as we traversed some 500 odd years of historical events and moments – all tinged with humor and some rather unique perspectives. Mother Goose is sharing her moments and events – in a rather uneven retelling – from fairly well flushed out to rather rushed in the latter moments. There’s a certain humor that Colfer carries through the stories – but whether or not it is child appropriate or better fielded with an audience in their early teens is up for anyone to debate. Personally I was more intrigued with the hype surrounding the books than the actuality of the title itself. Narration is from the author, and like the stories he presents, there’s just something not quite ‘appropriate’ for children here. While Sesame Street works on multiple levels for adults and children, much of it carefully presented, it almost felt as if both the book and the narration were TRYING to work on two or more levels, and neither quite hit the mark. It may be something you’ll enjoy – but I would be cautious about grabbing this collection for your child. I received an audiobook copy of the title from Hachette Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only read book one so far, reading two and three today (hopefully) and excited to buy Beyond the Kingdoms in paperback, and wait for # 5 in paperback, too. Yes, I prefer paperback. Anyways, excited to buy this, too, there should be more. At least something from Goldilocks.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Umm... i read the other ones but is this worth the money? Comment to STARWARSCRITIC with an answer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait