The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Fairyland (Paperback)Catherynne M. Valente (author)
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September is a twelve-year-old girl, Somewhat Grown and Somewhat Heartless, and she longs for adventure. So when a Green Wind and a Leopard of Little Breezes invite her to Fairyland - well, of course, she accepts (mightn't you?).
When she gets there, she finds a land crushed by the iron rule of a villainous Marquess - she soon discovers that she alone holds the key to restoring order. Having read enough books to know what a girl with a quest must do, September sets out to Fix Things.
As September forges her way through Fairyland, with a book-loving dragon and a boy named Saturday by her side, she makes many friends and mistakes, losing her shadow, her shoes and her way. But she finds adventure, courage, a rather special Spoon, and a lot more besides . . .
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 396 g
Dimensions: 142 x 199 x 26 mm
An Alice in Wonderland for the 21st century... So effortless, so vivid, so funny. Every page has a phrase or observation to savour and her characters are wondrous creations. * Sunday Telegraph *
Get swept away by this charming book * Vogue *
Bundles of imagination and wry wit... This is a sophisticated world of forfeits, paradoxes and tricks. * Financial Times *
A mad, toothsome romp of a fairy tale - full of oddments, whimsy, and joy. -- Holly Black
Pure escapism * Bliss magazine *
A whole esoteric world of whimsy - Alice meets the Wizard of Oz meets the Persephone story with a whiff of Narnia. * Independent on Sunday *
Sweet fairytale, shot through with salty tears - magic! Like all the very best young adult novels, this is a book that can (and should be!) enjoyed by grown-ups too. -- Cory Doctorow
If you haven't heard of Catherynne Valente, give it time. She's only 32, and she's writing at a furious pace. Valente brings fathomless inventiveness to her fiction. This is nominally a book for young adults, but it's definitely rich and strange enough for grown-ups, too. -- Lev Grossman
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