The girl who circumnavigated Fairyland in a ship of her own making

(Valente, Catherynne M., 1979- Fairyland -- 1.)

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The girl who circumnavigated Fairyland in a ship of her own making (2013, Corsair)

English language

Published Sept. 8, 2013 by Corsair.

ISBN:
9781780339818
OCLC Number:
812073330

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5 stars (1 review)

Twelve-year-old September's ordinary life in Omaha turns to adventure when a Green Wind takes her to Fairyland to retrieve a talisman the new and fickle Marquess wants from the enchanted woods.

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5 stars

This is the sort of book I wish I'd grown up on. It's lush, and vivid, and strange -- as if The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland and Narnia were all mixed up together, plus a dose of Mirrormask and Spirited Away.

It's a story about a brave and intelligent little girl named September who journeys to Fairyland in order to escape the drabness of everyday life in 1940s Omaha Nebraska. Once there, however, she discovers that Fairyland has been taken over by a probably-evil Marquess bent on bringing rigid and nonsensical (in other words, Earth-style) rules into Fairyland. Flying creatures have had their wings bound, alchemy has become a forbidden practice for everyone except Spriggans and people born on Tuesday. September's guide, the Green wind, is prevented by these rules from entering Fairyland, so from her arrival she's on her own, navigating the rules and whims of …

Subjects

  • Girls
  • Juvenile fiction
  • Dragons
  • Fairies
  • Good and evil