“The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland . . .” by Catherynne M. Valente

Fairyland

Book Recommendation – #amreading

Goodreads Summary: 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.

My Thoughts

This middle-grade (ages 9-14) fantasy is stunning! It’s bizarre and beautiful, incredibly creative and heartwarming. In the great tradition of Oz, the story is perfectly crafted, the writing breathtaking. I loved every strange adventure, character and description. Catherynee M. Valente’s imagination is one I envy – so incredible.

A great read for young kids, teens and adults – anyone who loves fantasy.

Content note: CLEAN

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