The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
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... show more
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. With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when the author first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Fiction title for 2011.
Publish date: October 1st 2013
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages no: 248
Edition language: English
Series: Fairyland (#3)
What’s the difference between Picasso and Catherynne M. Valente? One paints with paints, the other paints with words. The first two books in her Fairy Land series have been magically engaging and beautiful to read. The third book, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairy Land and Cut the Moon In Two, is an...
Another year has passed and September is anxious to return to Fairyland and see her friends. Yet when the time finally comes, it is nothing like she expected. There to greet her this time is not the Green Wind, but his sister the Blue Wind, biting and cruel. Her adventure leads her to the Moon above...
This is the third book in the Fairyland series. I won't say much about it except that it's a great addition to the series. Very witty and whimsical. This one made me have a lot more feels than I thought it would. The writing is fantastic and the story just as amazing as it was in the previous two bo...
there wasn't really a plot in this book, and the book suffers for it. instead it seems like a set up for the next novel, which meh. the lyrical writing is lovely, but you do need plot on which to build the prose.
I don't think it's the book's fault that I wasn't feeling it this time. I just wasn't in the mood for whimsy (and the beginnings of these books are all frustratingly similar). I know this because in between whimsical metaphors (which there were a lot of), parts were like OOMPH and punched me right i...