The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Fairyland (Paperback)
  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Fairyland (Paperback)
zoom

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Fairyland (Paperback)

(author)
£9.99
Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 07/06/2012
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket

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
ISBN: 9781780338330
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 396 g
Dimensions: 142 x 199 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian Fairy Tale, done with heart and wisdom. -- Neil Gaiman
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

You may also be interested in...

Boy Underwater
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback
The Hate U Give
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Added to basket
Dork Diaries: Crush Catastrophe
Added to basket
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback
The World's Worst Children
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Bad Dad
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Added to basket
Ella on the Outside
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.99
Paperback
Splash
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback
13 Minutes
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Midnight Gang
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two
Added to basket
Mr Stink
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.99
Paperback
Nevermoor: Nevermoor
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.99
Paperback
Where the World Ends
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback

Reviews

View all

“A wonderful story!”

I wish this had been written when I was a child, it's a wonderful book. As soon as I saw the title I knew I would love it and the story lived up to all the promise of the cover. The author seems to have an almost... More

Paperback edition
20th February 2013
Helpful? Upvote 45

“Fairy Tale Goodness”

“Stories have a way of changing faces. They are unruly things, undisciplined, given to delinquency and the throwing of erasers. This is why we must close them up into thick, solid books, so they cannot get out and... More

Paperback edition
15th February 2014
Helpful? Upvote 43

“Whimsical, nostalgic, beautiful...”

I can quite happily say this book deserves every bit of the hype surrounding it! It is truly everything you will ever want from a fairytale and more, and that’s all down to Catherynne Valente’s incredible talent for... More

Paperback edition
23rd February 2013
Helpful? Upvote 14

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.