A blog for reviewing YA, children's, classics and whatever I feel like.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

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

Author: Catherynne M. Valente
Reviewer: Book Girl
September is a girl with nothing extraordinary to her name.  One day, she is washing dishes when the Green Wind arrives with the Leopard of Little Breezes to whisk her off to Fairyland which is controlled by an the evil Marquess, who has outlawed all sorts of enjoyable things, like flying.  September is meets some witches who send her to the Marquess to take back the Spoon that she stole from them.

One thing I particularly enjoyed about this book was the Victorian style of writing that sort of reminds me of the Winnie the Pooh books.  The story itself is full of magical beings in beasts made up and that I recognized from myths and stories.

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