The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home
The magic of a Dodo's egg has brought every King, Queen, or Marquess of Fairyland back to life, each with a fair and good claim on the throne, each with their own schemes and plots and horrible, hilarious, hungry histories.
In order to make sense of it all, and to save their friend from a job she doesn't want, A-Through-L and Saturday devise a Royal Race, a Monarckical Marathon, in which every outlandish would-be ruler of Fairyland will chase the Stoat of Arms across the whole of the nation - and the first to seize the poor beast will seize the crown.
Caught up in the madness are the changelings Hawthorn and Tamburlaine, the combat wombat Blunderbuss, the gramophone Scratch, the Green Wind, and September's parents, who have crossed the universe to find their daughter...
- Paperback | 432 pages
- 126 x 196 x 32mm | 296g
- 05 Jan 2017
- Little, Brown Book Group
- London, United Kingdom
Other books in this series
08 May 2012
10 May 2011
01 Oct 2013
21 Aug 2014
17 Jan 2013
16 Jan 2014
03 Mar 2015
01 Mar 2016
01 Jan 2016
A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian fairy tale, done with heart and wisdom
Valente is making new myths right now, before our eyes. Don't miss the show - Lev Grossman
A mad, toothsome romp of a fairy tale - full of oddments, whimsy and joy
American fantasy writing's best kept secret - Guardian
About Catherynne M. Valente