Chris Colfer - Beyond the Kingdoms - Hachette Children's Group

Beyond the Kingdoms

Book 4

By Chris Colfer

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The 4th book in the No.1 New York Times bestselling series by Chris Colfer

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!

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  • ISBN: 9780349124414
  • Publication date: 07 Jul 2015
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  • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Children will engage with Colfer's bubbly writing style and become hooked on the characters and lost in their adventures. This genre of writing never loses its charm, and in The Land of Stories, Colfer has secured the following of a new generation of fairytale fans. — Teaching English (Primary Matters)
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