Chris Colfer - An Author's Odyssey - Hachette Children's Group

An Author's Odyssey

Book 5

By Chris Colfer

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  • £7.99

The 5th book in the No.1 New York Times bestselling series by Chris Colfer

The 5th book in the No.1 New York Times bestselling series by Chris Colfer

In the highly anticipated continuation of the Land of Stories series, Conner learns that the only place to fight the Masked Man's literary army is inside his own short stories!

When the twins and their friends enter worlds crafted from Conner's imagination, finding allies no one else could have ever dreamed of, the race begins to put an end to the Masked Man's reign of terror. Can the twins finally restore peace in the fairy tale world?

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  • ISBN: 9780349132273
  • Publication date: 15 Jun 2017
  • Page count: 480
  • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Pat-a-Cake

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