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In the Night Garden - Catherynne M. Valente
In the Night Garden
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A Book of Wonders for Grown-Up ReadersEvery once in a great while a book comes along that reminds us of the magic spell that stories can cast over us–to dazzle, entertain, and enlighten. Welcome to the Arabian Nights for our time–a lush and fantastical epic guaranteed to spirit you away from the... show more
A Book of Wonders for Grown-Up ReadersEvery once in a great while a book comes along that reminds us of the magic spell that stories can cast over us–to dazzle, entertain, and enlighten. Welcome to the Arabian Nights for our time–a lush and fantastical epic guaranteed to spirit you away from the very first page….Secreted away in a garden, a lonely girl spins stories to warm a curious prince: peculiar feats and unspeakable fates that loop through each other and back again to meet in the tapestry of her voice. Inked on her eyelids, each twisting, tattooed tale is a piece in the puzzle of the girl’s own hidden history. And what tales she tells! Tales of shape-shifting witches and wild horsewomen, heron kings and beast princesses, snake gods, dog monks, and living stars–each story more strange and fantastic than the one that came before. From ill-tempered “mermaid” to fastidious Beast, nothing is ever quite what it seems in these ever-shifting tales–even, and especially, their teller. Adorned with illustrations by the legendary Michael Kaluta, Valente’s enchanting lyrical fantasy offers a breathtaking reinvention of the untold myths and dark fairy tales that shape our dreams. And just when you think you’ve come to the end, you realize the adventure has only begun….
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553384031 (0553384031)
ASIN: 553384031
Publisher: Spectra
Pages no: 483
Edition language: English
Series: The Orphan's Tales (#1)
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Kagama -The Literaturevixen
Kagama -The Literaturevixen rated it
1.0 In the Night Garden (The Orphan's Tales #1) by Catherynne M. Valente
Every once in a great while a book comes along that reminds us of the magic spell that stories can cast over us to dazzle, entertain, and enlighten. Welcome to the Arabian Nights for our time a lush and fantastical epic guaranteed to spirit you away from the very first page.Secreted away in a garden...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
I'm going to start with a digression. I love John Sayles movies. Adore them. And once you've seen them all, you can see a progression in his technique of interlocking stories about communities instead of individuals. Lone Star is the epitome of this, effortlessly moving back and forth in space and t...
Bitsy's Books
Bitsy's Books rated it
4.5 The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden
4.5 Stars A young girl born with eyes rimmed in black is banished to the palace garden to live out her life. However, when a young prince befriends her, she weaves magical interwoven tales, enchanting and enthralling him. To describe In the Night Garden is an almost impossible task. It’s a colle...
In the Stacks
In the Stacks rated it
5.0 Book Review: Catherynne M. Valente - In The Night Garden
Well, the short version is that the first book of "The Orphan's Tales" has blown me away. I've come to expect nothing less of Cat Valente but I am still always surprised at how emotionally attached I get to her books. My full review can be found under the link.
nataliya
nataliya rated it
Catie suggested this one, and Algernon's wonderful review convinced me to hunt this book down. So far Catherynne Valente has not disappointed me. I loved "Deathless" and "The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland..." - and so I think this one will be next.This time, the library disappointed me, and so ...
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