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Eleven-year-old Nate Hansen never believed in dragons before an eccentric man with a purple-feather hat kidnaps him. Spirited to the Land of Corn Chips on the back of a mechanical yellow dragon, Nate must find a way to avoid being ground into compost. His only hope of escape is to earn the friendship of the local wrestling gang and zombie kids, and to believe in a parent ...more
Paperback, 2nd, 118 pages
Published October 21st 2011 by DarkSide Publishing (first published May 24th 2011)
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Gary
Mar 22, 2016 Gary rated it it was amazing
Land of Corn Chips is quirky fun for the YA reader. You'll root hard for Nate and laugh at his foibles even as you recoil from the awful state he puts himself into, and laugh harder at his evil but myopic antagonist. The dystopian Land of Corn Chips is unfortunately as realistic as it is fantastic, a sweatshop of industrialism and child labor we wish was impossible. Alas, we know better; even if this particular dark world exists only in Carlie's imagination (and yours, as you read), we know its ...more
Cassie Reads
Jul 02, 2011 Cassie Reads rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love books that have a lot of fantasy and adventures in them, and this one really had a lot! In the beginning of the book, I felt really bad for Nate, because he wanted his father to be at his big game but his father wasn't there.

Then his father was supposed to pick him up but never did. This is when the weird guy with the purple-feather hat comes in and Nate ends up in the Land of Corn Chips. From there, Nate has a lot of adventures and has to figure out how to save himself.


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Katie
Jul 07, 2011 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fantastic kids book, and fun for the entire family. Angela Carlie has a great imagination and her words help you draw an outline in your head of the entire book, so that you can see what is happening page by page. I really enjoyed reading this book :)

Great Job!
Jessica
I'm honestly not one hundred percent sure how to explain my feelings about this book. Land of Corn Chips is the first fantasy based middle grade book that I've read, and it was definitely an experience. I kept having to remind myself that I was seeing this world through a much younger person's eyes. However once I was able to get into that mindset, I began to understand the world that Nate was immersed in. I must admit, it's a rather interesting place to be!

Young readers will be treated to a ver
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Kim
Jun 01, 2011 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Land of Corn Chips is the second novel from author Angela Carlie, a middle grade fantasy. Nate is an eleven year old boy obsessed with wrestling and football. He is a kid that many of us can relate to, regardless of our age. He is an average kid, in a family divided by divorce. He feels that his dad has chosen his new girlfriend and her daughter over him and it hurts him. An offhanded wish he makes to himself proves to be the worst thing he could have done. In moments his life changes in ...more
Reading Vacation
Jun 07, 2011 Reading Vacation rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nate is a typical tween boy. He likes to wrestle, he has no special powers, and his parents are divorced. After an ill-fated wish comes true, Nate finds himself riding on a mechanical dragon to the Land of Corn Chips. And yes, there really are corn chips there. Lots and lots of corn chips.

Soon after his arrival, Nate realizes that this far-off land is not so friendly. A pair of evil overlords who can’t stand each other rule the land. Children are forced to work in the corn fields, and there are
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Erin Danzer
Sep 24, 2011 Erin Danzer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
about a third of the way through the book. This is a fun, adventurous MG book, perfect for tweens to sink their teeth into!
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Angela Carlie writes young adult fiction. When she's not writing, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading and traveling.

She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and son.
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