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

Details: Author: Valente, Catherynne M.

Reading Age: 11 - 13

Publisher: Constable & Robinson

ISBN-13: 9781780339818

Number of pages: 336

Dimensions: 20 x 12.8 x 2.2 cm

Retail Price: €8.96

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Book Description

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 . . .

Review
A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian Fairy Tale, done with heart and wisdom. (Neil Gaiman )

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 charming modern fairytale...with a knowing twinkle in its eye (Telegraph )

Bundles of imagination and wry wit... This is a sophisticated world of forfeits, paradoxes and tricks. (Financial Times )

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

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 whole esoteric world of whimsy - Alice meets the Wizard of Oz meets the Persephone story with a whiff of Narnia. (Independent on Sunday )

...it is in fact one of the most extraordinary works of fantasy for adults or children so far this century. (Lev Grossman Time )

Sweet fairytale, shot through with salty tears - magic! (Cory Doctorow )

Get swept away by this charming book (Vogue )

Pure escapism (Bliss magazine )

Book Description
Prepare to be swept away to a land unlike any other, with a cast of friends you'll have for life. A charming modern fairytale with crossover appeal, full of 'oddments, wisdom and joy' (Holly Black)"

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