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

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

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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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / General Fiction (children's

On Sale: 7th June 2012

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781780338620

Reviews

...it is in fact one of the most extraordinary works of fantasy for adults or children so far this century.
Lev Grossman, Time
A charming modern fairytale...with a knowing twinkle in its eye
Telegraph
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
A whole esoteric world of whimsy - Alice meets the Wizard of Oz meets the Persephone story with a whiff of Narnia.
Independent on Sunday
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
Bundles of imagination and wry wit... This is a sophisticated world of forfeits, paradoxes and tricks.
Financial Times
Get swept away by this charming book
Vogue
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
Pure escapism
Bliss magazine
Sweet fairytale, shot through with salty tears - magic!
Cory Doctorow