A Tale of Witchcraft

A Tale of Witchcraft
Author: Christopher Colfer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 0316523534
ISBN 13: 9780316523530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tale of Witchcraft Book Review:

In this enchanting story from the New York Times bestselling author of A Tale of Magic..., a group of friends grow suspicious of a potentially dangerous which—all while their once peaceful kingdom begins to crack. When a mysterious new witch arrives at the academy, the celebrations are cut short. As the witch begins recruiting faeries into her rival school of witchcraft, it becomes clear she has dark intentions. And soon Brystal's friend Lucy becomes embroiled in an ominous plot against mankind. Elsewhere, the fragile peace is on the brink of shattering. Outrage has spread throughout the kingdoms in opposition to the legalization of magic. And, a dangerous and centuries-old clan known as the Righteous Brotherhood has resurfaced, with one goal in mind: to exterminate all magical life forever . . . starting with Brystal. The enchanting sequel to the New York Times bestselling A Tale of Magic... is filled with brand-new adventures and a cast of memorable characters, both familiar and new.

A Tale of Magic

A Tale of Magic
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 0316523496
ISBN 13: 9780316523493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tale of Magic Book Review:

This #1 New York Times bestseller 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 #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Land of Stories, filled with adventure, imagination, and wonderfully memorable characters both familiar and new. A #1 New York Times bestsellerAn IndieBound bestseller A USA Today bestseller A Wall Street Journal bestseller Don't miss: A TALE OF WITCHCRAFT...

The Land of Stories The Enchantress Returns

The Land of Stories  The Enchantress Returns
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little Brown Bks Young Readers
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN 10: 1405517921
ISBN 13: 9781405517928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land of Stories The Enchantress Returns Book Review:

Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother. Against the will of their grandmother (the one and only Fairy Godmother), the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it's ever faced.

The Land of Stories A Grimm Warning

The Land of Stories  A Grimm Warning
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 031640683X
ISBN 13: 9780316406833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land of Stories A Grimm Warning Book Review:

In the third book in the New York Times bestselling series by Chris Colfer, the Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of Stories. Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him--until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code. Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother...but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council? When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle...or for the secret that will change the twins' lives forever. The third book in the bestselling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they must bring two worlds together!

On the Farm

On the Farm
Author: Stevie Cameron
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0676975852
ISBN 13: 9780676975857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Farm Book Review:

Now that the publication bans are lifted, you need Stevie Cameron to get the whole story, which includes accounts of Pickton's notoriety that police never uncovered. You need On the Farm. Covering the case of one of North America's most prolific serial killer gave Stevie Cameron access not only to the story as it unfolded over many years in two British Columbia courthouses, but also to information unknown to the police - and not in the transcripts of their interviews with Pickton - such as from Pickton's long-time best friend, Lisa Yelds, and from several women who survived terrifying encounters with him. You will now learn what was behind law enforcement's refusal to believe that a serial killer was at work. Stevie Cameron first began following the story of missing women in 1998, when the odd newspaper piece appeared chronicling the disappearances of drug-addicted sex trade workers from Vancouver's notorious Downtown Eastside. It was February 2002 before Robert William Pickton was arrested, and 2008 before he was found guilty, on six counts of second-degree murder. These counts were appealed and in 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its conclusion. The guilty verdict was upheld, and finally this unprecedented tale of true crime can be told. From the Hardcover edition.

The Land of Stories The Ultimate Book Hugger s Guide

The Land of Stories  The Ultimate Book Hugger s Guide
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 0316523313
ISBN 13: 9780316523318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land of Stories The Ultimate Book Hugger s Guide Book Review:

A behind-the-scenes, comprehensive look at the #1 New York Times bestselling series. A combination travel guide, encyclopedia, and exciting fan compendium, this ultimate guidebook includes sections such as "Who's Who," "Places to Go," and "Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Things" that explore the backgrounds and histories of the many characters, places, and magic items throughout the beloved Land of Stories series. This book also includes bonus chapters, insider information about the series, and more, including sketches from the author, "Secrets from the Land of Stories," and "Chris's Top Ten Tips for Writers." Perfect for new and mega-fans alike, this full-color guidebook illustrated by series artist Brandon Dorman captures the magical ins and outs of the Land of Stories we know and love and delivers new, never-before-seen art and information sure to thrill and satisfy readers.

The Land of Stories The Wishing Spell

The Land of Stories  The Wishing Spell
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little Brown Bks Young Readers
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-07-17
ISBN 10: 1405517913
ISBN 13: 9781405517911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land of Stories The Wishing Spell Book Review:

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change. When the twins' grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tale book, they have no idea they're about to enter a land beyond all imagining: the Land of Stories, where fairy tales are real. But as Alex and Conner soon discover, the stories they know so well haven't ended in this magical land - Goldilocks is now a wanted fugitive, Red Riding Hood has her own kingdom, and Queen Cinderella is about to become a mother! The twins know they must get back home somehow. But with the legendary Evil Queen hot on their trail, will they ever find the way? The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell brings readers on a thrilling quest filled with magic spells, laugh-out-loud humour and page-turning adventure.

Private Prayer Morning and Evening

Private Prayer  Morning and Evening
Author: Andrew Redman Bonar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1855
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: COLUMBIA:50212118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Private Prayer Morning and Evening Book Review:

The Land of Stories Beyond the Kingdoms

The Land of Stories  Beyond the Kingdoms
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN 10: 0316406880
ISBN 13: 9780316406888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land of Stories Beyond the Kingdoms Book Review:

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!

Goldilocks Wanted Dead or Alive

Goldilocks  Wanted Dead or Alive
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-06-29
ISBN 10: 0316355925
ISBN 13: 9780316355926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goldilocks Wanted Dead or Alive Book Review:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a graphic novel in the Land of Stories series featuring Goldilocks—as you've never seen her before! When we first meet her in The Land of Stories:The Wishing Spell, Goldilocks is a beautiful and tough-as-nails outlaw. Discover her origin story and more in this brand new, lushly illustrated full-color graphic novel, as she takes you on adventures where she may or may not break a few laws along the way. Once upon a time, the kingdoms of the fairy-tale world lived in perfect harmony under the guidance of the Happily Ever After Assembly. But not all creatures and territories have been invited to this peaceful union. Monsters and criminals have found refuge in the Dwarf Forests, a land without rulers or law. When a plot by the Charming brothers is unveiled and threatens to push society's unwanted from their homes, the fairy-tale world's harmony and Goldilocks' home are put in jeopardy . . . New and returning fans of the Land of Stories will fall in love with the adventures of Goldilocks before she met Alex and Conner Bailey. Fans will recognize familiar characters including Porridge, Jack, and Queen Red Riding Hood; and a ragtag team of misfits is introduced, including Puss in Boots, Little Miss Muffet, Pinocchio, and more.

Trollbella Throws a Party

Trollbella Throws a Party
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN 10: 0316435430
ISBN 13: 9780316435437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trollbella Throws a Party Book Review:

Celebrate Queen Trollbella's birthday in this companion picture book to Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling Land of Stories series. It's Queen Trollbella's birthday and she's throwing herself an epic celebration. She has everything a troll girl would want: musicians, magical creatures, carnival rides, a gigantic cake, and more. So why isn't she having any fun? Trollbella knows something is missing. When she meets a goblin boy sneaking into her party, Trollbella decides to share her party, and she discovers that a happy kingdom and learning to give back is the best gift she could've ever received. This enchanted tale about the importance and the joy of sharing will be a must-have for Land of Stories fans, younger siblings, and new readers alike.

Tales of Witchcraft and Wonder

Tales of Witchcraft and Wonder
Author: Claude Lecouteux,Corinne Lecouteux
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN 10: 1644111713
ISBN 13: 9781644111710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of Witchcraft and Wonder Book Review:

• Offers commentary for each story, revealing its historical context, cultural and esoteric associations, and hidden pagan beliefs • Explores how the tales transformed over the ages and their origins in Classical Antiquity, the Middle East, and India • Includes stories never-before-translated from their original Latin and many purposely left in obscurity due to scandalous depictions of popes and other notables The Middle Ages witnessed the blossoming of oral traditions whose echoes can still be found in many legends, fables, and tales today. In this collection of medieval tales of witchcraft, wonder, and the supernatural, Claude and Corinne Lecouteux explain how many of these stories arose in Classical Antiquity while some made their way into Dark Ages Europe from the Middle East and India. Offering commentary for each tale, the authors place them in historical context and analyze their cultural and esoteric associations. They include stories never- before-translated from their original Latin or demotic versions and show how, unlike the well-known fairy tales made popular by the Brothers Grimm, many stories were purposely left in obscurity because they presented scandalous depictions of popes and other notables. Additionally, for many of the tales, the authors scrupulously peel back the Christian veneer to show how the stories were instrumental in assuring the survival of age-old pagan beliefs across the centuries. These beliefs are explored through tales of animals with magical powers and the ability to converse with humans, including the tale of the Grateful Lion made famous through Aesop’s fables; stories of individuals with supernatural or otherworldly powers, like the Venomous Maiden who poisons all men who have relations with her; legends of miracles and wondrous things that violate the laws of nature, such as people returning from the dead to help a descendant; and stories of witchcraft, magic, and demonic apparitions, including the pope who was a disguised demon. The authors also explore tales of supernatural spouses and illicit love affairs, wisdom teachings and parables of fools, and heroic legends.

Toil Trouble

Toil   Trouble
Author: Tess Sharpe,Jessica Spotswood
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-09-01
ISBN 10: 1488089272
ISBN 13: 9781488089275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toil Trouble Book Review:

Scorn the witch. Fear the witch. Burn the witch. History is filled with stories of women accused of witchcraft, of fearsome girls with arcane knowledge. Toil & Trouble features fifteen stories of girls embracing their power, reclaiming their destinies and using their magic to create, to curse, to cure—and to kill. A young witch uses social media to connect with her astrology clients—and with a NASA-loving girl as cute as she is skeptical. A priestess of death investigates a ritualized murder. A bruja who cures lovesickness might need the remedy herself when she falls in love with an altar boy. A theater production is turned upside down by a visiting churel. In Reconstruction-era Texas, a water witch uses her magic to survive the soldiers who have invaded her desert oasis. And in the near future, a group of girls accused of witchcraft must find their collective power in order to destroy their captors. This collection reveals a universal truth: there’s nothing more powerful than a teenage girl who believes in herself.

Struck By Lightning

Struck By Lightning
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-11-20
ISBN 10: 0316232920
ISBN 13: 9780316232920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Struck By Lightning Book Review:

Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal follows the story of outcast high school senior Carson Phillips who blackmails the most popular students in his school into contributing to his literary journal to bolster his college application; his goal in life is to get into Northwestern and eventually become the editor of The New Yorker. At once laugh-out-loud funny, deliciously dark, and remarkably smart, Struck By Lightning unearths the dirt that lies just below the surface of high school. The film Stuck By Lightning features Colfer's own original screenplay. Colfer also stars in the film alongside Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Hyland, and Polly Bergen.

Financial Sorcery

Financial Sorcery
Author: Jason Miller
Publsiher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-07-22
ISBN 10: 1601635974
ISBN 13: 9781601635976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Financial Sorcery Book Review:

This life-changing book goes far beyond simple “money magic.” This is a tome of true financial sorcery that will show you how to ensure success no matter what life throws at you. Financial Sorcery will give you the step-by-step instructions on how to improve your fiscal situation. You will learn how to: Stop using magic to fix emergency problems and start using it to build your dream life. Use times of economic uncertainy to create new opportunities rather than cause problems. Work joyfully with money as part of your spiritual discipline rather than as a necessary evil. Make offerings to help increase the flow of prosperity around you. Ditch old concepts and retrain your mind to make money in today’s world. Use the interplay of macro- and micro-enchantment to find jobs and get promoted. Deploy strategic sorcery to kill your debt. Create secondary income streams that will ensure continued revenue.

The Land of Stories A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales

The Land of Stories  A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-10-18
ISBN 10: 031643292X
ISBN 13: 9780316432924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land of Stories A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales Book Review:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a gorgeous, full-color fairy-tale treasury. Dear Reader, you hold in your hands a very special book that contains more than thirty-five classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes, plus your very own survival guide to the Land of Stories. 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. Enter the world of fairy tales in this stunning illustrated gift book that includes more than thirty-five beloved stories and rhymes retold by #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer. This gorgeous, full-color companion book to the Land of Stories series will appeal to new and old fans alike, who will delight in favorite classics such as "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," and more. Here is the beloved fairy-tale treasury that Alex and Conner fall into in The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell--a beautifully designed addition to the series, and the magical book that started it all!

The Year of the Witching

The Year of the Witching
Author: Alexis Henderson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 0593099621
ISBN 13: 9780593099629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year of the Witching Book Review:

A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut. In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet's word is law, Immanuelle Moore's very existence is blasphemy. Her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race cast her once-proud family into disgrace, so Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity, like all the other women in the settlement. But a mishap lures her into the forbidden Darkwood surrounding Bethel, where the first prophet once chased and killed four powerful witches. Their spirits are still lurking there, and they bestow a gift on Immanuelle: the journal of her dead mother, who Immanuelle is shocked to learn once sought sanctuary in the wood. Fascinated by the secrets in the diary, Immanuelle finds herself struggling to understand how her mother could have consorted with the witches. But when she begins to learn grim truths about the Church and its history, she realizes the true threat to Bethel is its own darkness. And she starts to understand that if Bethel is to change, it must begin with her.

Baba Yaga s Book of Witchcraft

Baba Yaga s Book of Witchcraft
Author: Madame Pamita
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2022-04-08
ISBN 10: 9780738767895
ISBN 13: 0738767891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baba Yaga s Book of Witchcraft Book Review:

Baba Yaga's Book of Witchcraft is an exciting book of ancient Slavic magical practices. In this book, you'll sit at Baba Yaga's side and listen to her stories about the birth of the sun, the land of the blessed ones, and the spirits that live right beside us. More importantly, you'll learn the secrets of her magic--crafts, talismans, inscriptions, incantations, and rituals that will allow you to discover your own Baba Yaga within. Each chapter develops the fairytale of Vasylyna--the girl who is sent to the frightful witch--and Baba Yaga herself narrates explanations of folk lore represented in the tale. Author Madame Pamita completes each chapter by sharing how to put the elder-witch's wisdom into practice, with instructions for Ukrainian folk embroidery, weaving wreaths from herbs, using magical poppets, and working with the spirits of the forest, the hearth, and the sauna. With more than fifty illustrations and a bounty of tips and information, this book teaches you to embrace the beauty and power of these traditional practices as you learn to reclaim your personal magic.

The Week at World s End

The Week at World s End
Author: Emma Carroll
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN 10: 0571332846
ISBN 13: 9780571332847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Week at World s End Book Review:

The hotly anticipated new standalone from the bestselling and award-winning Queen of Historical Fiction, Emma Carroll. Britain, 1962 'Who are you?' I asked. 'You don't know who I am? You mean, it's not been on the news?' The girl glanced from Ray to me and back again. 'It's better I don't tell you,' she said firmly. Nothing ever happens in World's End Close. So when Stevie discovers a runaway girl in her coal shed, the first thing she does is fetch her best friend, Ray. Both are dying for a bit of adventure, and when the girl begs for help, they readily agree. Yet they soon realise they've taken on more than they bargained for. The girl, Anna, reveals she's on the run from people who are trying to poison her. Meanwhile, on the news, the Americans and Russians are arguing over missiles in Cuba. As the threat of war grows, Anna's behaviour becomes more mysterious. And when Stevie unearths a dark family secret, she wonders if Anna has come to World's End Close on purpose, with a special message just for her . . . An enthralling thriller, perfect for our tumultuous times. 'The Hilary Mantel of children's fiction.' The Telegraph 'Rightfully owns the title "Queen of Historical Fiction".' BookTrust 'Historical fiction at its finest.' Bookseller 'Echoes of Michael Morpurgo and Nina Bawden.' The Times

The Book of Magic

The Book of Magic
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN 10: 1982189460
ISBN 13: 9781982189464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Magic Book Review:

Master storyteller Alice Hoffman brings us the conclusion of the Practical Magic series in a spellbinding and enchanting final Owens novel brimming with lyric beauty and vivid characters. The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love for over three-hundred years but all of that is about to change. The novel begins in a library, the best place for a story to be conjured, when beloved aunt Jet Owens hears the deathwatch beetle and knows she has only seven days to live. Jet is not the only one in danger—the curse is already at work. A frantic attempt to save a young man’s life spurs three generations of the Owens women, and one long-lost brother, to use their unusual gifts to break the curse as they travel from Paris to London to the English countryside where their ancestor Maria Owens first practiced the Unnamed Art. The younger generation discovers secrets that have been hidden from them in matters of both magic and love by Sally, their fiercely protective mother. As Kylie Owens uncovers the truth about who she is and what her own dark powers are, her aunt Franny comes to understand that she is ready to sacrifice everything for her family, and Sally Owens realizes that she is willing to give up everything for love. The Book of Magic is a breathtaking conclusion that celebrates mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, and anyone who has ever been in love.