After decades of hiding, the evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back with a vengeance.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 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.
This new, deluxe edition is shrink-wrapped in cloth binding and larger format. It is a wonderful collection of stories from the famous collectors of fairytales, The Brothers Grimm. Stories include: "The Frog Prince", "Rapunzel", "Hansel and Gretel", "Little Red Riding Hood", "The Bremen Town Musicians", "Tom Thumb", "The Elves and the Shoemaker", "Sleeping Beauty", "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves", "Rumpelstiltskin", "The Goose Girl", "The Bear and the Wren", "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" and "Snow White and Rose Red". It also includes a short biography of the brothers themselves.
There are five stories in this book. "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Barrel of Amontillado" are stories of madness; "The Maelstrum" describes fear of death during a storm on the ocean; and in "The Murders of the Rue Morgue" and "The Stolen Letter" meet C.Auguste Dupin, Poe’s famous Parisian detective.
Arthur Conan Doyle was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. "The Land of Mist" is the third novel about Professor Challenger, heavily inspired by the ideas of Spiritualism. This book contains a brilliant story about exploring the world of supernatural through the series of fascinating seances.
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!
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. The Old Nurse's Stories I, a collection of three beautifully written and gripping tales, including Gaskell's first ghost story.
The epic conclusion to Chris Colfer's No.1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories!In the highly anticipated finale, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories fairy tale characters - heroes and villains - are no longer confined within their world!With mayhem brewing in the Big Apple, Conner and Alex will have to win their biggest battle yet. Can the twins restore order between the human and fairy-tale world?Breathtaking action mixed with laugh-out-loud moments and lots of heart will make this a gripping conclusion for fans old and new.
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. The Tales of Hearsay is a posthumous collection of four stories, published in 1911, the year after Conrad died, including The Tale, considered to be the one of his best short stories. Tales of Unrest is the collection of short stories where a reader will find many of Conrad's most frequently explored themes: isolation, distinctions between East and West, between colonial and native, a discernment and critique of civilization.
It is the story of John Peerybingle and his family who are visited by a guardian angel in the form of a cricket who is constantly chirping on their hearth. A delightfully fantastic story, The Cricket on the Hearth was the best-selling of Dickens five Christmas books and is a perfect little tale for the Christmas holiday season.
"The Purloined Letter" is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe. It is the third of his three detective stories featuring the fictional C. Auguste Dupin, the other two being "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt". These stories are considered to be important early forerunners of the modern detective story.
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Some of GaskelPs best known novels are Cranford, North and South and Wives and Daughters. The Short Stories II is a beautiful collection of five stories, including Christmas Storms and Sunshine - beautiful and heart-warming Christmas tale.