The Boy Who Lost Fairyland
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The Boy Who Lost Fairyland

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When a young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fairyland by the Golden Wind, he becomes a changeling - a human boy - in the strange city of Chicago, a place no less bizarre and magical than Fairyland when seen through trollish eyes.

Left with a human family, Hawthorn struggles with his troll nature and his changeling fate. But when he turns twelve, he stumbles upon a way back home, to a Fairyland much changed from the one he remembers.

Soon, Hawthorn finds himself at the centre of a changeling revolution - until he comes face to face with a beautiful young Scientiste with very big, very red assistant . . .

With The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, Catherynne M. Valente's wisdom and wit will continue to charm readers of all ages.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 139 x 217 x 19mm | 266g
  • Corsair
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472112814
  • 9781472112811
  • 245,323

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When a young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fairyland by the Golden Wind, he becomes a changeling - a human boy - in the strange city of Chicago, a place no less bizarre and magical than Fairyland when seen through trollish eyes. Left with a human family, Hawthorn struggles with his troll nature and his changeling fate. But when he turns twelve, he stumbles upon a way back home, to a Fairyland much changed from the one he remembers. Hawthorn finds himself at the heart of a changeling revolution - until he comes face to face with a beautiful young Scientiste with very big, very red assistant.

Time magazine has praised Catherynne M. Valente's Fairyland books as 'one of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century.' In this fourth installment of her bestselling saga, Valente's wisdom and wit will charm readers of all ages.


Praise for the FAIRYLAND series so far:

'One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century.' Time magazine

'A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian fairy tale, done with heart and wisdom.' Neil Gaiman

'A mad, toothsome romp of a fairy tale - full of oddments, whimsy and joy.' Holly Black

'Valente is making new myths right now, before our eyes. Don't miss the show.' Lev Grossman

'One of the strongest fantasy novels for young readers I've had the pleasure of getting lost in . . . Shot through with menace and heroism, yu never know what's coming next.' Cory Doctorow
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About Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan's Tales series, Deathless and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus and Hugo awards. She has been a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with a small but growing menagerie of beasts, some of which are human.
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