Watch this book trailer video for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, a novel for children by Catherynne M. Valente. 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.
This middle grade fantasy novel is for readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass. This is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful.
""A glorious balancing act between moderism and the Victorian Fairy Tale, done with heart and wisdom."" --Neil Gaiman
""A mad, toothsome romp of a fairy tale--full of oddments, whimsy, and joy."" --Holly Black
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Read about author Catherynne M. Valente at http://us.macmillan.com/author/cather...
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
written by Catherynne M. Valente
Published by Feiwel and Friends
An imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
The music in this video is the song September's Rhyme by S.J. Tucker, used with permission of the artist. Find out more at http://music.skinnywhitechick.com/tra...
green and black
rub your belly, pat your head
close one eye before you start
nine times backwards
opens doors you've never found
key flies in without a sound,
key flies in without a sound
let the lie escape your throat
circus dances open roads
seal the spell: there must be blood
fly through kisses
don't be rude
to latitude or longitude
solve the puzzle
turn the key
bleed a bit and then fly free
hold your courage, pumpkin dear.
one shoe off
the way is clear