It’s been almost a year since the final book in Chris Colfer’s children’s series The Land of Stories was released. While we have been impatiently waiting for further news on the movie he has plans to write and direct of the first book in the series, The Wishing Spell, Colfer has been busy putting together the perfect book for every book hugger… the aptly titled The Land of Stories: The Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide.
We might all have to wait till later this year to get the fan compendium in our hot little hands, but Colfer has presented us with a sneak peek to tide us over; the book’s cover. Shared exclusively by Entertainment Weekly, the cover features some of our favourite characters from the six books, including Froggy, Red, the Man in the Mask, Trollbella and the evil Morina. And of course, it wouldn’t be a The Land of Stories cover without the twins Alex and Conner Bailey front and centre.
Check out the cover below:
The Land of Stories: The Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide is an insiders guide to the series. It will feature character and location guides, exclusive behind-the-scenes information on The Land of Stories, bonus chapters, and what I’m particularly looking forward to seeing, sketches by Colfer himself. An encyclopaedia, a travel guide, a fan compendium, whatever level of fan you are, there’s something for everyone in the Guide.
Along with the book cover, EW announced that Colfer will be appearing at the BookExpo next month. Joined by New Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul, Colfer will discuss the evolution of the series as well as the upcoming movie adaptation. Anyone who has seen Colfer in this type of setting knows that attendees are in for a treat, with hilarious anecdotes, insightful behind-the-scenes tidbits and plenty of geeking out over fairy tales, pop culture and the series itself. Colfer’s appearance will take place on June 1 from 1pm to 1:45pm ET at the Uptown Stage in New York.
The Land of Stories: The Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide is out October 16 and is currently available to pre-order.