Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making (Fairyland #1)

Author: Catherynne M. Valente
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  • : $16.99(AUD)
  • : 9781780339818
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Constable
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  • : November 2012
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2013
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  • : Line drawings
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  • : 336
  • : Catherynne M. Valente
  • : 9+
  • : 813.6
  • : English
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  • : Paperback
  • : Fairyland
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9781780339818

Description

"This is a kind of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by way of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland--it's the sort of book one doesn't want to end." --Publisher's Weekly, starred review


September is a girl who longs for adventure. When she is invited to Fairyland by a Green Wind and a Leopard, well, of course she accepts. (Mightn't you?) But Fairyland is in turmoil, and it will take one twelve-year-old girl, a book-loving dragon, and a strange and almost human boy named Saturday to vanquish an evil Marquess and restore order.


 

Promotion info

Prepare to be swept away to a land unlike any other, with a cast of friends you'll have for life. A charming modern fairytale with crossover appeal, full of 'oddments, wisdom and joy' (Holly Black)

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 A charming modern fairytale...with a knowing twinkle in its eye Telegraph 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 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... A book for young adults, rich and strange enough for grown-ups, too. -- Lev Grossman A whole esoteric world of whimsy - Alice meets the Wizard of Oz meets the Persephone story with a whiff of Narnia. Independent on Sunday ...it is in fact one of the most extraordinary works of fantasy for adults or children so far this century. -- Lev Grossman Time Sweet fairytale, shot through with salty tears - magic! -- Cory Doctorow Get swept away by this charming book Vogue Pure escapism Bliss magazine

Author description

Catherynne M. Valente began September's adventures in instalments on the Web; the project won legions of fans and also the CultureGeek Best Web Fiction of the Decade award. She lives with her husband on an island off the coast of Maine.