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

by Catherynne M. Valente
£6.99   paperback  Constable and Robinson (Much-In-Little) (2013)

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente Gather up your courage and your wishes; grab a little pinch of luck - and prepare to be swept away, in a ship of your own making, to a land unlike any other. 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. Having read enough books to know what a girl with a quest must do, September sets out to Fix Things.
 
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, losing her shadow, her shoes and her way. But she finds adventure, courage, a rather special Spoon, and a lot more besides . . .

ISBN 13: 9781780339818 | ISBN 10: 178033981x