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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1) This is a kind of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by way of Alice s Adventures in Wonderland it s the sort of book one doesn t want to end Publisher s Weekly, starred reviewSeptember is a girl who longs for adventure When she is invited to Fairyland by a Green Wind and a Leopard, well, of course she accepts Mightn t you But Fairyland is in turmoil, and it will take one twelve year old girl, a book loving dragon, and a strange and almost human boy named Saturday to vanquish an evil Marquess and restore order. Read The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1) By Catherynne M. Valente – sneakerspear.co.uk

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  1. I walked into the bookstore in a bit of a mood Wait, that s my Midwestern nature talking We tend to understate The truth is I walked into the bookstore furious at the world I can t remember why I am prone to dark moods, and when I m in the middle of one, I tend to rumble through the world like an angry old testament god I went directly to the Sci Fi Fantasy section That s where I live for the most part That s where I go when the world gets to be too much for me I looked at the titles I I walked into the bookstore in a bit of a mood Wait, that s my Midwestern nature talking We tend to understate The truth is I walked into the bookstore furious at the world I can t remember why I am prone to dark moods, and when I m in the middle of one, I tend to rumble through the world like an angry old testament god I went directly to the Sci Fi Fantasy section That s where I live for the most part That s where I go when the world gets to be too much for me I looked at the titles I d read about a quarter of them I read a lot But nothing looked particularly good Nothing does when I m in one of my moods A friendly bookseller walked over Can I help you find anything she asked I want to read something good, I said I m tired of gritty depressing shit I want a fun, light book that isn t going to leave me wanting to put a gun in my mouth I m no...

  2. WINNER BESTest, BRILLIANTest, most EXCELLENTest, YA Novel in HistorYA I know, I know, that comes as a bit of a shocker, what with Potter, Percy and those Hunger Gamers running from all those Sparkly Emos and bumping into Bartimaeus hiding inside His Dark Materials waiting for some Giver of an Abhorsen to find their Wrinkle in Time to send them all back to Wonderland Not to mention that AMAZO Genesis I read earlier this year sorry I couldn t work it in above However, despite all of thos WINNER BESTest, BRILLIANTest, most EXCELLENTest, YA Novel in HistorYA I know, I know, that comes as a bit of a shocker, what with Potter, Percy and those Hunger Gamers running from all those Sparkly Emos and bumping into Bartimaeus hiding inside His Dark Materials waiting for some Giver of an Abhorsen to find their Wrinkle in Time to send them all back to Wonderland Not to mention that AMAZO Genesis I read earlier this year sorry I couldn t work it in above However, despite all of those mostly special literary achievements, this story by Ms Valente and her amazing protagonist September hasconcentrated WUP win units per page than any other too you...

  3. My favorite thing about this book is, of course, Wyverary A Through L What s a wyverary, you ask Well, when a wyvern and a library love each other very very muchblush you know the spiel But do I sense some skepticism, my cynical friends Do you maybe insist on thinking there is an infinitelyprosaic explanation for the existence of Wyverary, an alphabetizing loving fire breathing half library Let him rebuke your doubt My favorite thing about this book is, of course, Wyverary A Through L What s a wyverary, you ask Well, when a wyvern and a library love each other very very muchblush you know the spiel But do I sense some skepticism, my cynical friends Do you maybe insist on thinking there is an infinitelyprosaic explanation for the existence of Wyverary, an alphabetizing loving fire breathing half library Let him rebuke your doubts himselfSeptember, really Which do you think islikely That some brute bull left my mother with egg and went off to sell lonemozers, or that she mated with a Library and had many loved and loving children I mean, let us be realisticThis is a cute and whimsical story of a pre teen Nebraska girl September born in May, actually who eagerly leaves the world where her father is fighting in a war and her mother is building airplanes, and sets out for Fairyland Where, as she soon learns, things are not all that she had thought they d be There is violence, and slavery, and pain, and abandonment, and cruelty, and bureaucracy I believe I am sick to ...

  4. Rating 3.5 starsThis was so imaginative and whimsical, it is certainly a fun read with wonderful characters I found it to lag a little in the middle, so it a slower read despite the length of the book.

  5. The first two pages and I m in love It s going on the must buy list, as well as the must give list.The Girl sets all fairy tale conventions on their heads while managing to retain the spirit and charm of the best In the tradition of the door in the hedge fantasy, the trip through the closet into Fairyland is inventive and whimsical Valente perhaps pokes fun at times, but always gently you will either perish most painfully or be forced to sit through a very tedious tea service with sever The first two pages and I m in love It s going on the must buy list, as well as the must give list.The Girl sets all fairy tale conventions on their heads while managing to retain the spirit and charm of the best In the tradition of the door in the hedge fantasy, the trip through the closet into Fairyland is inventive and whimsical Valente perhaps pokes fun at times, but always gently you will either perish most painfully or be forced to sit through a very tedious tea service with several spinster hamadryads The heroine is a bit unconventional but not exactly drowning in misery she washed the same pink and yellow teacups and matching gravy boats every day, slept on the same embroidered pillow and had a mother bending over a stubborn airplane engine in her w...

  6. This 5 review has been moved to Shelf Inflicted.It s superb, jaw dropping writing I ll be very surprised if this isn t a lot of people s favorite childhood read in the year 2040 Which I hope to be around to see.

  7. This book just wasn t for me The writing style is so different, so whimsical, so fancy, that I can tell the author had a lot of fun stretching her vocabulary to the utmost and rolling around and playing in it till it came out in wonderfully wrapped paragraphs and pages But I just didn t like it There are so much things I had to remember, keep track of, and all that stuff that I just got so lost and became disinterested.Don t get me wrong, the world building is creative and all sorts of fabulo This book just wasn t for me The writing style is so different, so whimsical, so fancy, that I can tell the author had a lot of fun stretching her vocabulary to the utmost and rolling around and playing in it till it came out in wonderfully wrapped paragraphs and pages But I just didn t like it There are so much things I had to remember, keep track of, and all that stuff that I just got so lost and became disinterested.Don t get me wrong, the world building is creative and all sorts of fabulous It s got humor, funky creatures, and all sorts of cool stuff we all love But it s kinda hard to vis...

  8. I am generally one for simple, blunt truth My brain doesn t like to decipher complex and ornate metaphors and I hate reading through layer upon layer of language I m usually just waiting for the author to get to the point. But then, something like this comes along and just makes me question everything that I thought I knew about myself The writing here is highly imaginative and odd and funny and a bit absurd It s descriptive and clever and maybe occasionally just a bit fussy But, all this s I am generally one for simple, blunt truth My brain doesn t like to decipher complex and ornate metaphors and I hate reading through layer upon layer of language I m usually just waiting for the author to get to the point. But then, something like this comes along and just makes me question everything that I thought I knew about myself The writing here is highly imaginative and odd and funny and a bit absurd It s descriptive and clever and maybe occasionally just a bit fussy But, all this shine and glimmer and show has some real substance underneath it And honestly I liked the shine and glimmer most of the time There isn t one page of this book that I couldn t pull a gorgeous quote from Ms Valente certainly does get to the point and the point is real, honest, emotion and a gorgeous coming of age story.September is a twelve year old girl who finds her life dull and tedious, and so, when the Green Wind flows in one day with a flying Leo...

  9. This is a portal fantasy in the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe tradition, where a young girl goes to a magical land and tries to Right What s Wrong Twelve year old September, bored with her life and washing pink and yellow teacups and dealing with mostly absent parents, gets talked into a trip to Fairyland by the Green Wind, who settles her into the saddle of his flying leopard and whisks her away to new adventures Because like most children September is mor This is a portal fantasy in the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe tradition, where a young girl goes to a magical land and tries to Right What s Wrong Twelve year old September, bored with her life and washing pink and yellow teacups and dealing with mostly absent parents, gets talked into a trip to Fairyland by the Green Wind, who settles her into the saddle of his flying leopard and whisks her away to new adventures Because like most children September isor less Heartless, she doesn t tell her mother good bye or leave her a note She finds some delightful and magical friends and is reluctantly pulled into a quest by the cruel rule...

  10. growing up, i loved the Oz books the Baum ones, at least i read all of them multiple times i think there are 14 or so and have enjoyed rereading them here and there as an adult i love how the fancifulness and frequent absurdity of Baum s creations are anchored down by prosaic reality i love their no nonsense child heroines and occasional heroes precocious but never precious, cute but never cutesy poo i love the transparency of Baum s prose, the layering of meaning and metaphor, the growing up, i loved the Oz books the Baum ones, at least i read all of them multiple times i think there are 14 or so and have enjoyed rereading them here and there as an adult i love how the fancifulness and frequent absurdity of Baum s creations are anchored down by prosaic reality i love their no nonsense child heroines and occasional heroes precocious but never precious, cute but never cutesy poo i love the transparency of Baum s prose, the layering of meaning and metaphor, the use of genuine tragedy, the light touch, the wisdom of it all so it is a happy thing and one of the highest compliments that i can imagine giving when i say that reading Girl Who Circumnavigated brought me right back to that enchanting feeling of reading a classic Oz book.Valente is a marvel with language i knew she could write like a mad poet after reading the amazing In the Night Garden less expected was her ability to smooth down and simplify her lu...

  11. I m so freaking mad, I just knew I would love this book to death I only liked it but it seemed like it was right there waiting for me to love it I m definitely going to re read this one before going on to the other ones that I own because I usually love this kind of book And the pictures were so cute I loved A Through L, the Wyvern Well, the Wyverary since his father was a library Don t ask I love that so many of my friends loved this book and like I said, I m going to read it again maybe I m so freaking mad, I just knew I would love this book to death I only liked it but it seemed like it was right there waiting for me to love it I m definitely going to re read this one before going on to the other ones that I own because I usually love this kind of book And the pictures were so cute I loved A Through L, the Wyvern Well, the Wyverary since his father was a library Don t ask I love that so many of my friends loved this book and like I said, I m going to read it aga...

  12. Well devil if I know what to do with it.Never complain that you are bored, ladies and gentlemen Say such a thing and you might find that the universe has a couple tricks up its sleeve Let s say, for example, that a certain children s librarian was getting bored with the state of fantasy today Maybe she read too many Narnia rip offs where a group of siblings is plunged into an alternate world to defeat a big bad blah blah blah Maybe she read too many quest novels where plucky young girls have Well devil if I know what to do with it.Never complain that you are bored, ladies and gentlemen Say such a thing and you might find that the universe has a couple tricks up its sleeve Let s say, for example, that a certain children s librarian was getting bored with the state of fantasy today Maybe she read too many Narnia rip offs where a group of siblings is plunged into an alternate world to defeat a big bad blah blah blah Maybe she read too many quest novels where plucky young girls have to save their brothers friends housepets So what does the universe do Does it say, Maybe you should try something other than fantasy for a change It does not Instead it hands the children s librarian a book with a title like The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairylan...

  13. There is an audience for this sort of thing among the sort of fully grown women who grew up reading George MacDonald, Frank Baum, James Barrie and all the other sentimental, precious fiction of an earlier era And perhaps some of today s 21st century girls will grow up to be part of that audience.Sorry fans, this is too derivative and too damn twee for me, and onceI am pissed off at librarians and other reviewers who review for the child in themselves rather than for the child actually s There is an audience for this sort of thing among the sort of fully grown women who grew up reading George MacDonald, Frank Baum, James Barrie and all the other sentimental, precious fiction of an earlier era And perhaps some of today s 21st century girls will grow up to be part of that audience.Sorry fans, this is too derivative and too damn twee for me, and onceI am pissed off at l...

  14. This is easily one of the most delightful and magical YA titles I ve ever read.I know people do like to compare it to Alice in Wonderland, but in a lot of ways, it s better There sthan a basketful of clever,than a truckload of beautiful language, and a whole ocean of delight.The darkness doesn t overwhelm and there s no overt or subtle religious messages A lot happens, but it s friendship that carries the final day I m going to be reading this to my daughter when she is a little o This is easily one of the most delightful and magical YA titles I ve ever read.I know people do like to compare it to Alice in Wonderland, but in a lot of ways, it s better There sthan a basketful of clever,than a truckload of beautiful language, and a whole ocean of delight.The darkness doesn t overwhelm and there s no overt or subtle religious messages A lot happens, but it s friendship that carries the final day I m going to be reading this to my daughter when she is a little old...