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[Download] ➹ The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making ➾ Catherynne M. Valente – Reptileclassifieds.us

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own MakingThis Is A Kind Of The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz By Way Of Alice S Adventures In Wonderland It S The Sort Of Book One Doesn T Want To End Publisher S Weekly, Starred ReviewSeptember Is A Girl Who Longs For Adventure When She Is Invited To Fairyland By A Green Wind And A Leopard, Well, Of Course She Accepts Mightn T You But Fairyland Is In Turmoil, And It Will Take One Twelve Year Old Girl, A Book Loving Dragon, And A Strange And Almost Human Boy Named Saturday To Vanquish An Evil Marquess And Restore Order.

[Download] ➹ The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making ➾ Catherynne M. Valente – Reptileclassifieds.us
  • Audio CD
  • 6 pages
  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
  • Catherynne M. Valente
  • English
  • 09 February 2017
  • 9781441877611

    10 thoughts on “[Download] ➹ The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making ➾ Catherynne M. Valente – Reptileclassifieds.us


  1. says:

    I walked into the bookstore in a bit of a mood Wait, that s my Midwestern nature talking We tend to understate The truth is I walked into the bookstore furious at the world I can t remember why I am prone to dark moods, and when I m in the middle of one, I tend to rumble through the world like an angry old testament god I went directly to the Sci Fi Fantasy section That s where I live for the most part That s where I go when the world gets to be too much for me I looked at the titles I d read about a quarter of them I read a lot But nothing looked particularly good Nothing does when I m in one of my moods A friendly bookseller walked over Can I help you find anything she asked I want to read something good, I said I m tired of gritty depressing shit I want a fun, light book that isn t going to leave me wanting to put a gun in my mouth I m not hyperbolizing That s what I actually said It wasn t a nice thing to say, but I can be unpleasantly brusk at times The bookseller didn t bat and eye She pointed out a couple books, then asked how I felt about YA I ll read anything if i...


  2. says:

    WINNER BESTest, BRILLIANTest, most EXCELLENTest, YA Novel in HistorYA I know, I know, that comes as a bit of a shocker, what with Potter, Percy and those Hunger Gamers running from all those Sparkly Emos and bumping into Bartimaeus hiding inside His Dark Materials waiting for some Giver of an Abhorsen to find their Wrinkle in Time to send them all back to Wonderland Not to mention that AMAZO Genesis I read earlier this year sorry I couldn t work it in above However, despite all of those mostly special literary achievements, this story by Ms Valente and her amazing protagonist September has concentrated WUP win units per page than any other too young to vote fiction I have ever read The writing, humor, plot, narrative voice, characters, imagination and respect for the reader that this gem of a book shows is something rare and very, very special As I look over my list of all time favorite books of any genre , one element that seems to appear most often is unforgettable prose and a unique voice From Mieville in Perdido Street Station, to McCarthy in No Country for Old Men, to Winslow in Savages and to Gaiman in American Gods, these writers get my pulse up and running and make my brain swell with jealousy and drip envy for the unworldly skills of these master wordsmiths.Well folks, Ms Valante will be buying the next round at the We Write so Amazingly Well That We Make You Feel Stupid and Inadequa...


  3. says:

    My favorite thing about this book is, of course, Wyverary A Through L What s a wyverary, you ask Well, when a wyvern and a library love each other very very muchblush you know the spiel But do I sense some skepticism, my cynical friends Do you maybe insist on thinking there is an infinitely prosaic explanation for the existence of Wyverary, an alphabetizing loving fire breathing half library Let him rebuke your doubts himself September, really Which do you think is likely That some brute bull left my mother with egg and went off to sell lonemozers, or that she mated with a Library and had many loved and loving children I mean, let us be realistic This is a cute and whimsical story of a pre teen Nebraska girl September born in May, actually who eagerly leaves the world where her father is fighting in a war and her mother is building airplanes, and sets out for Fairyland Where, as she soon learns, things are not all that she had thought they d be There is violence, and slavery, and pain, and abandonment, and cruelty, and bureaucracy I believe I am sick to death of hearing what is and is not ...


  4. says:

    Rating 3.5 starsThis was so imaginative and whimsical, it is certainly a fun read with wonderful characters I found it to lag a little in the middle, so it a slower read despite the length of the book.


  5. says:

    The first two pages and I m in love It s going on the must buy list, as well as the must give list.The Girl sets all fairy tale conventions on their heads while managing to retain the spirit and charm of the best In the tradition of the door in the hedge fantasy, the trip through the closet into Fairyland is inventive and whimsical Valente perhaps pokes fun at times, but always gently you will either perish most painfully or be forced to sit through a very tedious tea service with several spinster hamadryads The heroine is a bit unconventional but not exactly drowning in misery she washed the same pink and yellow teacups and matching gravy boats every day, slept on the same embroidered pillow and had a mother bending over a stubborn airplane engine in her work overalls, her arm muscles bulging Right there, you know it won t be traditional, but nor will it be grim modern, with boys locked under staircases, mothers with drug problems, or orphaned children scavenging food Yet it still explores the core emotional issues of independence, identity, fear, and love, while acknowledging the place children come from is not all kindness and cookies One ought not to judge her All children are heartless They have not grown a heart yet, which is wh...


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  7. says:

    This book just wasn t for me The writing style is so different, so whimsical, so fancy, that I can tell the author had a lot of fun stretching her vocabulary to the utmost and rolling around and playing in it till it came out in wonderfully wrapped paragraphs and pages But I just didn t like it There are so much things I had to remember, keep track of, and all that stuff that I just got so lost and became disinterested.Don t get me wrong, the world building is creative and all sorts of fabulous It s got humor, funky creatures, and all sorts of cool stuff we all love But it s kinda hard to visualize For me, anyway.There s even threads of deeper themes in the book Such as even though things seem wonderful on the outside, they may not be when one looks closer at it The maturation and growth of one leaving childhood and learning about the hardships of the world The things a girl lacks and then wants may actually be what she has in bountiful measures even though she can t readily see it so clearly.All this stuff But I just wasn t into the story I think it s the c...


  8. says:

    I am generally one for simple, blunt truth My brain doesn t like to decipher complex and ornate metaphors and I hate reading through layer upon layer of language I m usually just waiting for the author to get to the point. But then, something like this comes along and just makes me question everything that I thought I knew about myself The writing here is highly imaginative and odd and funny and a bit absurd It s descriptive and clever and maybe occasionally just a bit fussy But, all this shine and glimmer and show has some real substance underneath it And honestly I liked the shine and glimmer most of the time There isn t one page of this book that I couldn t pull a gorgeous quote from Ms Valente certainly does get to the point and the point is real, honest, emotion and a gorgeous coming of age story.September is a twelve year old girl who finds her life dull and tedious, and so, when the Green Wind flows in one day with a flying Leopard to take her off to Fairyland, she goes without a thought She doesn t even spare a goodbye for her parents, who...


  9. says:

    This is a portal fantasy in the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe tradition, where a young girl goes to a magical land and tries to Right What s Wrong Twelve year old September, bored with her life and washing pink and yellow teacups and dealing with mostly absent parents, gets talked into a trip to Fairyland by the Green Wind, who settles her into the saddle of his flying leopard and whisks her away to new adventures Because like most children September is or less Heartless, she doesn t tell her mother good bye or leave her a note She finds some delightful and magical friends and is reluctantly pulled into a quest by the cruel ruler of Fairyland, the Marquess And September begins to grow a heart, which can be a painful process, especially if you are fated to lose it.It s extremely fantastical and whimsical, and it was a little too much for me when I sat down and tried to read it straight through, but when I started reading it in smaller doses, with breaks in between, the delightfulness resurfaced This would be a fun read aloud book with...


  10. says:

    growing up, i loved the Oz books the Baum ones, at least i read all of them multiple times i think there are 14 or so and have enjoyed rereading them here and there as an adult i love how the fancifulness and frequent absurdity of Baum s creations are anchored down by prosaic reality i love their no nonsense child heroines and occasional heroes precocious but never precious, cute but never cutesy poo i love the transparency of Baum s prose, the layering of meaning and metaphor, the use of genuine tragedy, the light touch, the wisdom of it all so it is a happy thing and one of the highest compliments that i can imagine giving when i say that reading Girl Who Circumnavigated brought me right back to that enchanting feeling of reading a classic Oz book.Valente is a marvel with language i knew she could write like a mad poet after reading the amazing In the Night Garden less expected was her ability to smooth down and simplify her lush style so that it is perfectly tailored for a children s novel it loses no lustre in the transition reading Valente s prose reminds me of looking through my window at a light rain falling on an otherwise bright day, the sun and water making a p...

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