24. September 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Fantasy, Fiction

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente , 247 pages, read by Angie, on 09/20/2012

September is washing tea cups one day when the green wind stops and asks her to travel to Fairyland with him. As any partly heartless girl would do she goes along without saying goodbye to mom or dad. In Fairyland, she has many adventures and meets many interesting people. She vows to get the witch Goodbye’s spoon back from the Marquess, she rescues the Madrid Saturday, she rides velocipedes through the plains and she makes friends with the wyverary A-L (Ell for short).

I loved this book. It was magical and whimsical and beautifully written. Part fairy tale, part adventure story, part fantasy novel all mixed up into one delightful tale. The story was darling with a heroine that everyone will love. September is spunky and fun and smart. I wanted to take adventures with her. I love the texture of this book…it is just filled with so much to look at and read. There are things around every corner it seems. I think the artwork at the beginning of the chapters was amazing and I loved the little previews of the chapters that the author provided. Brilliant book that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. It was really fun to read.

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