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

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September is a twelve-year-old girl, Somewhat Grown and Somewhat Heartless, and she longs for adventure. So when a Green Wind and a Leopard of Little Breezes invite her to Fairyland - well, of course, she accepts (mightn't you?). When she gets there, she finds a land crushed by the iron rule of a villainous Marquess - she soon discovers that she alone holds the key to restoring order.

As September forges her way through Fairyland, with a book-loving dragon and a boy named Saturday by her side, she makes many friends and mistakes. But while she loses her shadow, her shoe and her way, she finds adventure, courage, a rather special Spoon, and a lot more besides . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 134 x 200 x 22mm | 274g
  • Corsair
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Line drawings
  • 178033981X
  • 9781780339818
  • 48,295

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A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian Fairy Tale, done with heart and wisdom. Neil Gaiman
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Pure escapism * Bliss magazine * Get swept away by this charming book * Vogue * Sweet fairytale, shot through with salty tears - magic! -- Cory Doctorow ...it is in fact one of the most extraordinary works of fantasy for adults or children so far this century. -- Lev Grossman * Time * A whole esoteric world of whimsy - Alice meets the Wizard of Oz meets the Persephone story with a whiff of Narnia. * Independent on Sunday * If you haven't heard of Catherynne Valente, give it time. She's only 32, and she's writing at a furious pace. Valente brings fathomless inventiveness to her fiction... A book for young adults, rich and strange enough for grown-ups, too. -- Lev Grossman A mad, toothsome romp of a fairy tale - full of oddments, whimsy, and joy. -- Holly Black Bundles of imagination and wry wit... This is a sophisticated world of forfeits, paradoxes and tricks. * Financial Times * A charming modern fairytale...with a knowing twinkle in its eye * Telegraph * An Alice in Wonderland for the 21st century... So effortless, so vivid, so funny. Every page has a phrase or observation to savour and her characters are wondrous creations. * Sunday Telegraph * A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian Fairy Tale, done with heart and wisdom. -- Neil Gaiman
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About Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M. Valente began September's adventures in instalments on the Web; the project won legions of fans and also the CultureGeek Best Web Fiction of the Decade award. She lives with her husband on an island off the coast of Maine.
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29,134 ratings
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4 33% (9,592)
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2 6% (1,787)
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