Topic: The Land of Stories book 2, Chris Colfer

I started reading this book ever since last week so I have read quite a few chapters already. This book is a sequel to the first book that I just finished during summer vacation. It is about two kids who just recently lost a dad which tells them a lot of stories. When they were grieving for the loss of their dad their grandma which is the mom of their dad. Their grandma also tells them quite a lot of stories she helped the kids from moving on from the death of their father. She travels the world and helps children who are in poverty and tell them diffferent kinds of stories like cinderella. when their grandma visited them she gave them a gift which is a book. They heard music and some chants from it so they discovered a new world or dimension. That's when their adventure began. The second book is about them returning to the real world and discovering a lot of things. They were left by their grandma for quite some time. They thought that she would never visit again, because its been years since she last visited they thought that they would not meet her again. I did not really read quite a lot yet so I am stopping here.

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Chapter 6 to Chapter 12 Alex and Connor have been waiting for their mom to go home, and the proposal of their mom's boyfriend. They were quite shocked at first that he is already gonna propose to their mom. It took a lot of talking to them to convince those two, but they have been convinced after hours of talking to them and explaining. They both just came home from school and were waiting for their mom to go home for the surprise which is the proposal. They have been waiting for hours for their mom to come home. Alex kind of panicked, because her dad was late before and they found out the reason he was late which is when he died. Conner has tried to calm Alex and stop thinking about negative thoughts, but their mom has never come home late before. While they were waiting for their mom, their grandma came to their small house with armed soldiers from the different universe. Their grandma told them that there is no time for explaining to do. Alex and Conner were both shocked to see their grandma back after a year. Their grandma told the soldiers to stay and don't go anywhere and that their mom is gonna be okay.  They were both shocked to the topic of their mom since their grandma just recently came. They were both curious about what happened to their mom and how their grandma brought forces from different worlds. They soon found out that their mom has been kidnapped by the enchantress who made sleeping beauty sleep from a different world. They both went to go and find some way out of the armed house. They both went to different dimensions which are where their grandma lives. They went there before so they know a lot of other people there since they have met already. They first went to the dwarf forests which is a place in that world. They got found by a turtle which is the cursed prince which they have met before and told them that it is not safe to be there. So the frog or prince chase charming and he soon took them into his palace to hide there for a while so that they would not get found by their grandma and other fairies. this story has been a roller coaster ride recently because it made me laugh, smile, be sad, and angry at the characters it was a pretty great book and I would not mind reading other series of these

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While Conner and Alex were listening to the conversation of the people in the meeting. The enchantress came and asked for the throne to be hers and give it all up to her. She was then declined by the royal people, the enchantress got furious and took the fairy godmothers soul. She then put her soul in a jar and took off. The enchantress was furious when she went home then told the troll that she would not only take over their world but the world of Alex and Conner too. The twins where shocked at what they have seen, so they both got furious and sad. They soon found out that there was another way of saving their grandma and mother. Since the wishing spell exists there must be another magics that could save their families. They soon found out that there was a solution to their problem the wand of wonderment it ws said by the legend that whoever had that wand would have super-powerful magic. They soon used the book in search of the things in need to find it.

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Conner and Alex soon came across two more allies Jack and Goldilocks. Jack is the guy that you might know because he is the one who climbed the beanstalk and fought the giants. Goldilocks is the girl from the story goldilocks and the three bears, the real story which the story goldilocks told is that the reason she went to the three bears house is because red riding hood told her that Jack was in that small house waiting for her. Jack likes her a lot since they were children and of course red riding hood was jealous, because of that reason. Red riding hood has liked jack since they were children too. but unfortunately, Jack does not like her the same way she likes him. Ever since goldilocks was found in that small house of the bear she was hunted down by soldiers of the royals, because that was a crime in their world and she got reported by the bear family. She trained herself to fight since she was alone and on the run. Jack was always waiting for her ever since she runs away. Now Jack is with her and they are both on the run to not be caught, but they were both happy even though they are being hunted by the soldiers. Red riding hood also found her true love prince chase charming.

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While the twins were on the hunt with their allies Red Riding Hood, Prince Chase Charming, Goldilocks, and Jack. They currently found out that The traveling tradesman owned some stuff that could make the Wand of Wonderment. It is said that you could make it by collecting all the prized possessions of the famous villains. They soon found a small carriage which a horse is pulling, but no one is around. They assumed it is the traveling tradesman, so they knocked on it when it stopped and asked if he is the traveling tradesman. He first asked "are you a friend or a foe?" they soon said that they are the kids he saved down at the troll and goblin territory and Jack said that he is the one he traded beans with. The tradesman said that he remembered trading with that teenage boy, but he does not remember saving two kids. They still look familiar to him though. Then said that Jack is like his son because he is the one who made him famous and his trading business rises up after that. He asked what they would like to have, and they will give it to them for free, to repay them and what they have to him. Jack soon asked if the tradesman still has the beans that he used and planted a long time ago. He said that he still has some beans and gave it to them for free to repay their kindness that done to him.

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Since they got the beans they then went and planted it and it has grown quite a lot. They took queen red riding hood's big gowns and dresses to make a balloon out of it and took some woods out of the forests they have to make a big boat to fit all of them in. They then packed all of their stuff, red had packed tons of dresses and foods that would literally last a whole year! The three little pig also helped them. Which the pigs that were almost eaten by the big bad wolf. They soon took the dresses to red's grandma and her friends to thread a big cloth out of it. The grandmas then took it apart, red got sad seeing her dresses and gowns being ripped and broken apart, so she went out to get some fresh air. Red's grandma and her granny's friends thought it would be easy to make a big cloth out of it, since she makes a lot of those on her free time so it is just a small cloth in my opinion. They soon prepared for the flight and got ready.

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As all of them got prepared, Red was still busy preparing to prepare all of her stuff from her close. Reds closet looks bigger than the rest of the other rooms at her castle. The grannies are almost finished stitching the cover for the big balloon they using. The boat is quite ready for the trip the only thing they needed is the things and foods they will need while traveling. Red Riding hoods servants are bringing all of her things in the big boat which they were going to use for the ride and attach it to the big balloon. The twins did not really bring much, because their things are in their house at the other dimensions. Froggy (prince Chase) brought the map of the whole world of theirs and said that they are going to go to the snow queens castle first to steal the scepter, which they will need to use for the Wand of wonderment.

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Goldilocks asked Red why she had brought a lot of stuff, and they will not even need all of them. They both started arguing, meanwhile Jack was just preparing the sails and started stitching all the cloth and some servants did stitch it together too. Reds granny went home right after she and her friends finished and waved goodbye. When the two finished arguing they then got changed and wore clothes suited for the weather. Alex asked Red why she is wearing a coat that is so thick, she said that the snow queens place has really freezing weather. Red also asked if the twins have some clothes for the weather. They said that they don’t have one.  Apparently she came prepared, she then tossed two fur coats to the twins. The twins were quite suspicious about what it is made out of. They asked Red what its made out of she then said it is made out of The Big Bad Wolf. It used to be a rug then she got them made into coats. She would never share or give her real clothes to anyone, but herself.

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Red (the queen) stepped on one of the three little pigs and announced that since her granny made the ship she said that it will be known as the HMS granny. She also thanked all the men and women who helped build the ship they go to use. They soon started launching the ship which is then named ``the granny``.  Jack then pulled the lever near the flame and the flame grew four times in size, that was at the ship.  Goldilocks and twins gripped the banister. Froggy then took hold of the large steering wheel. Froggy gulped and his thin frog legs trembled, but he was ready. The Granny, as Red had just declared it, smoothly rose up higher and higher throughout the courtyard. The carpenters declared from below. Alex and Conner both held their breath hoping nothing would go wrong on their first ascent. Within moments, they were rising past the tops of the castle `s highest towers and into the open sky. The twins shouted that they did it they made the ship fly. It was a peaceful and serene. A cool night breeze blew past them as the Red Riding Hood kingdom grew smaller and smaller. Froggy delicately turned the steering wheel and the sails positioned the in a northern direction. The twins couldn’t fight off the proud smiles they shared with others. Their vision had become a reality, and their flight had officially begun.

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The Granny sailed through the night sky. They all had been flying for a few hours and their initial excitement had worn off and been replaced with anticipation for the journey ahead. They were flying somewhere above the northern kingdom, and the snowy Northern mountains came into view on the horizon. The further north they traveled, the colder it became for them. The twins were so thankful that Red had given them fur coats to wear despite whom the fur belongs to. Froggy was still clutching the steering wheel. Red leaned on the banister facing west. She kept looking over her shoulder as if to ask someone a question. Froggy asked her about it She said that she won’t stop thinking about her handmaiden to do for her and forgot that her servants are not here.  She also said that she forgot what it was like to go somewhere without any help from her servants. Meanwhile, Jack and Goldilocks were seated near the front of the ship. Goldilocks was sharpened her sword and Jack sharpened his ax as the twins joined them.

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The twins then question Jack and Goldilocks about the Snow Queen. Jack then said that the Snow Queen has been out of the public eye for so long and no one has ever seen her for decades. She used to be a weather witch from the mountains. She then befriended the king and gained his trust by granting him wishes and giving him prophecies of the future, But the Snow queen was evil and secretly plotted to take over the whole Northern Kingdom. The Snow Queen then overthrew the current king and took over the entire kingdom in the result of the everlasting winter. The king then made an army to overthrow the Snow Queen, they then took back the kingdom and chased the Snow Queen deep in the Northern Mountains.

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After waiting for days the twins and their friends have reached the Northern Mountain were the Snow Queen lives. They were all above the Mountain the Northern lights appeared above them. While they were all looking the bright mountain, they spotted a frozen river circled the bottom like the snowy floor, and a frozen waterfall spilled inside from the mountain above. There were several pillars of ice surrounding the frozen river. Everything there was so white si it was hard for them to make out what they were seeing at first. But as Alex’s eyes began to focus, Alex had to stifle a scream. At the base of the frozen waterfall, the ice flowed into a gigantic hair on which the Snow Queen herself was sitting. The Snow Queen was a tall woman with a large white fur coat, a snowflake crown, and a cloth wrapped around her eyes. Her skin was pale and frostbitten it was practically blue. She had a strong jaw and a tiny jagged tooth. She clutched a long icicle scepter in one hand, and her other hand was being stroked by a giant polar bear.

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Then the Polar bear told the Snow Queen that they have thousands of visitors even though they don’t.
The Polar bear would even tell her that the visitors have come to admire her beauty and even gave her a bunch of stones to her. They even told the snow queen that it was gold and silver. The reason why the snow queen does not know if it's real or not was because of her being blind. She became blind after staying at the Northern Mountains for so long. The chilly weather up there and the brightness of snow have made her blind. While Jack, Goldilocks, and Alex were standing there Conner was going to steal the scepter out of the snow queens hands. The three were distracting the polar bear so that they would not go after Conner and attack him. Conner then, took the ice scepter out of the snow queens hands which made her furious and started to attack Conner. Even though the Snow Queen is blind she has a really good hearing and can sense if someone is near her. She followed Conner, but he already hid himself somewhere inside the palace and then waited in there until she was gone. While, the Snow Queen was not in that room anymore he ran out to the door which is near the room where he was hiding. He threw the scepter to Alex, While Jack and Goldilocks were fighting or distracting the polar bears. Alex and Conner run to the big ship they were at before and there was Jack and Alex behind them running. Jack and Goldilocks catches up to them and hopped onto the ship. They then turned on the Ship and it flew up above the horizon. Their other friends were happy that Conner and Alex brought back the scepter, and they all rested for their next trip.

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Everyone was resting in the lower deck after their encounter with the Snow Queen. Everyone then heard a loud noise at the upper deck and they all went up to check, it was just a piece of wood that dropped from somewhere. They all then planned what they where all gonna be doing and who is going. They talked about who is going to come to visit the Wicked Stepmother. The people that got chosen to come was Red, and The twins. They then proceeded to come to the estate. The house sat on the top of a tall hill and was in desperate need of repair. It was very dark with tall windows, a steeple, and pointed gables. All of the windows needed to be washed and most of them broken. Half of the steps leading to the frint door had caved in. Everything on the property was either dead or overgrown. The entire house was sorrounded by a tall iron fence and two suited guards patrolled the only entrance to the front. They proceeded to the gate which the guards were patrolling.

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They then asked the guards to let them in and that they are a member of the royals, but the guards didn’t believe them and told them to go away. The Stepmother saw all of them from the window and then told the guards to let all three of them in. The stepmother and her two daughters made them some drinks and cookies. The trios tried to distract them so that they would be able to steal the ring from her hand, but then the Stepmother got suspicious of them told and all of them that they cam just to make of them, and that they should just go away. Red tried to lie and complimented them about stuff that they are doing, but then Alex just can’t keep up with the lie anymore, so she told the truth to all of them. The Stepmother told them that they can take the ring as long as they tell cinderella that she helped. They all then went back to the ship to go to their next place.

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The twins and their friends then proceeded to travel to the ship which they were using to travel. All of them then proceeded to rest. In the morning they arrived, at the place where they planted the beanstalk. They all then planned what they are going to do, to get the most prized possession of the giant which has Jack killed when he was a young teenager. All of them proceeded to climb the beanstalk which they have recently planted. Jack told all of them that they should never look down when they are climbing, but prince chase did, he screamed on the top of his lungs and wanted to go back down. They were almost at the top too, thats why he couldn't go down. They then reached the top of the beanstalk, there was like a small hole in the soft cloud. Jack started pulling all of them up and told them to not move too much when they are stepping on the cloud or they would all slip out of the cloud and fall down. They all then proceeded to follow jack towards the big castle of the beanstalk.