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

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Juan, Ana
By (author): Valente, Catherynne M.
Series: Fairyland
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 10-14
  JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Square Fish
Published: May 2012
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.72in x 5.19in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century." - Time magazine, on the Fairyland series 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 author Catherynne M. Valente first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass , here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Fiction title for 2011. "
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Advance Praise for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland:

"The moment I started Fairyland, I felt like I'd found the lovechild of Rudyard Kipling and the Brothers Grimm, raised by Alice in Wonderland. The wonderful plummy narrative voice gives this a timelessly classic feel while being utterly modern in its sensibilities." - Mary Robinette Kowal, Hugo Award nominee and author of Shades of milk and honey (Tor, 2010)

"Why am I crying? Because I just finished this amazing, fantastic, wonderful book . . . This is the sort of book I wish I'd had growing up. . . . I am so excited that it is coming to print, and even more excited that there is a sequel." - a fan post on Catherynnevalente.com

Winner of the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy!
Biographical NoteCatherynne M. Valente is the author of over a dozen books of fiction and poetry, and is best-known for her urban speculative fiction, including Palimpsest (winner of the 2010 Lambda Award), and The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden . This, her first novel for young readers, was posted online in 2009 and won the Andre Norton Award - the first book to ever win before traditional publication. Cat Valente lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, and an enormous cat. Ana Juan is a world-renowned illustrator known in this country for her wonderful covers for the New Yorker magazine, as well as the children's books The Night Eater , and Frida , written by Jonah Winter. She lives in Spain. Catherynne M. Valente, the acclaimed author of many books for adults, made her children's book debut with The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making . She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her husband. ANA JUAN is a world-renowned illustrator known in this country for her wonderful covers for the New Yorker magazine, as well as the children's books The Night Eater , and Frida , written by Jonah Winter. She lives in Spain.