No one is better at creating magical lands and stories full of adventure than Chris Colfer. This is perfect for new and old fans alike! Though set in the Land of Stories universe, don’t worry, Chris draws you in and tells you everything that you need to know! What could be better than a library, magic, and a sinister plot. This is the perfect holiday read for your favorite middle grader.
In a world of limited possibilities for girls, Brystal Evergreen stands out. Forbidden to read, she gets a job as a maid in a library and discovers worlds far beyond her imagination. When an outlawed act of magic betrays her, she is sent away to an academy of magic. There she meets a spunky group of fairies, and they set out on a journey that will change them forever. A magical book with a timely message for our own world about friendship, loyalty, and acceptance.
An IndieBound bestseller A USA Today bestseller A Wallstreet Journal bestseller
This #1 New York Times bestseller is a new series starter set in the Land of Stories universe from Chris Colfer, perfect for new and old 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.
About 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 Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, Stranger Than Fanfiction, and the books in The Land of Stories series: The Wishing Spell, The Enchantress Returns, A Grimm Warning, Beyond the Kingdoms, An Author's Odyssey, and Worlds Collide, and the companion books A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales, The Mother Goose Diaries, Queen Red Riding Hood's Guide to Royalty, The Curvy Tree, and Trollbella Throws a Party.
Praise for A Tale of Magic...
"A dynamic, engrossing fantasy that will have readers staying up late and dreaming big."—School Library Journal
"...will please fans of the series while offering an entry for new readers as well."—Booklist
Praise for the Land of Stories series:
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A Barnes & Noble Best Kids' Book of the Year
"A magical debut."—Family Circle
"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
"It will hit big with its combination of earnestness and playful poise."—The New York Times Book Review
"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