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

Catherynne M. Valente , Ana Juan
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian Fairy Tale, done with heart and wisdom. (Neil Gaiman )

An Alice in Wonderland for the 21st century... So effortless, so vivid, so funny. Every page has a phrase or observation to savour and her characters are wondrous creations. (Sunday Telegraph )

A charming modern fairytale...with a knowing twinkle in its eye (Telegraph )

Bundles of imagination and wry wit... This is a sophisticated world of forfeits, paradoxes and tricks. (Financial Times )

A mad, toothsome romp of a fairy tale - full of oddments, whimsy, and joy. (Holly Black )

If you haven't heard of Catherynne Valente, give it time. She's only 32, and she's writing at a furious pace. Valente brings fathomless inventiveness to her fiction... A book for young adults, rich and strange enough for grown-ups, too. (Lev Grossman )

A whole esoteric world of whimsy - Alice meets the Wizard of Oz meets the Persephone story with a whiff of Narnia. (Independent on Sunday )

...it is in fact one of the most extraordinary works of fantasy for adults or children so far this century. (Lev Grossman Time )

Sweet fairytale, shot through with salty tears - magic! (Cory Doctorow )

Get swept away by this charming book (Vogue )

Pure escapism (Bliss magazine ) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Prepare to be swept away to a land unlike any other, with a cast of friends you'll have for life. A charming modern fairytale with crossover appeal, full of 'oddments, wisdom and joy' (Holly Black) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Catherynne M. Valente began September's adventures in instalments on the Web; the project won legions of fans and also the CultureGeek Best Web Fiction of the Decade award. She lives with her husband on an island off the coast of Maine. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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