The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

Paperback Fairyland

By (author) Catherynne M Valente, Illustrated by Ana Juan

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  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 23mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1250034124
  • ISBN 13: 9781250034120
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 23,018

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"One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century."--"Time" magazine, on the Fairyland seriesSeptember has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows--and their magic--to the world of Fairyland Below. This underworld has a new ruler: Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is September's shadow. And Halloween does not want to give Fairyland's shadows back. Fans of Valente's bestselling, first Fairyland book will revel in the lush setting, characters, and language of September's journey in "The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There," all brought to life by fine artist Ana Juan. Readers will also welcome back good friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. But in Fairyland Below, even the best of friends aren't always what they seem. . . .

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Catherynne M. Valente, 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.

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When I saw that this book reminds me simultaneously of E. Nesbit, James Thurber, and the late Eva Ibbotson, I don't mean to take anything awy from its astonishing originality. It's a charmer from the first page, managing the remarkable parlay of being at once ridiculously funny and surprisingly suspenseful. Catherynne Valente is a find, at any age!--Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn, on The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making