07 June, 2012

From the Review Pile (#4)

From the Review Pile is a new meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday. It's a great way to give some books I've received for review (and have yet to review on our blog) some extra love! If you're interested in this weekly post, head on over to her blog!

This week, I'm showcasing The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente. I didn't receive this for review per se, but I won it in a recent giveaway on Stepping Out of the Page's blog. I'm definitely drawn to the book because of its quirky title and all-around cuteness. I can't wait to have this reviewed on my blog!

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
Won in a giveaway
Published May 10, 2011 by Feiwel & Friends
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Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn’t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday.
With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when the author first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful.


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