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

by Catherynne M. Valente (Author) Ana Juan (Illustrator)

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

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Pages: 330

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 the author first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the soul of His Dark Materials, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful.

Recognition: Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy (2009); Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books of the Year (2011); Locus Award for Best Young Adult (2012); Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Nominee for Children's Literature (2012)

Fairyland Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Fairyland
Reading level: 10+
Books in series: 6
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: fairy tales  fantasy  dragon  magic  adventure  myth & legend 

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