The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

By Catherynne M. Valente

  • Release Date: 2011-05-10
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4
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From 51 Ratings
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Description

"One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century."—Time magazine, on the Fairyland series

Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn't . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday.

With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when author Catherynne M. Valente first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Fiction title for 2011.

Reviews

  • A wondrous escape

    5
    By avest
    Just finished this book today. I compare it to an impressionist painting wrapped in equal doses Alice, Dorothy and Nightmare before Christmas. Catherynne's command of words, language (inventive and known) and storytelling is so engaging, that you truly are transported to the best places you and your imagination can traverse. Dive in. You won't regret it.
  • Awesome

    5
    By mcmoores
    I totally love this book!! It is my favorite book ever😄! You should buy it like now!!!😊😚

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