The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1

Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 94 reviews

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age 8+

Awesome book

The best book ever. Beginning is a little slow but get so much better

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Educational value
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age 7+

Boys are dumb, smart kids are friendless

The one-dimensional characters were really off-putting for me. The two main characters are boy-girl twins. The boy is unintelligent, but very popular! The girl is very intelligent, but so unpopular at school that when presented with the option of never returning to her home and family, she strongly considers the option. Because the characters are so one-dimensional, and because there are no other characters for a young reader to relate to, I felt uncomfortable with the take-aways. Boys are dumb. Girls are smart. Dumb kids have friends. Smart kids don't have friends.
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