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

Publisher: Corsair

This is the story of twelve-year-old September, whose soldier father is away and whose loving mother is often absent. September relishes books and stories, and longs for an adventure like those she reads about. When the Green Wind turns up one day and takes her away to Fairyland, September meets a friendly Wyverary (not unlike a dragon…) and then travels in search of the evil Marquess, who has snatched Fairyland from its true, kind ruler.

This is an unusual and magical novel, written in a style redolent of nineteenth-century fairytale. The story constantly references themes from children’s classics, particularly Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan and the Narnia books. Readers will be enchanted by Valente's beguiling prose and immersed in the distinctive Fairyland world she creates.

Share this page with your friends

More books like this

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author: L Frank Baum Illustrator: Robert R. Ingpen

First published in 1900, this children's classic is still popular. Dorothy and her dog Toto find themselves in the strange land of Oz after a cyclone hits her Aunt and Uncle's house in Kansas.

Read more about The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury

This lovely edition illustrated by Helen Oxenbury won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1999.

Read more about Alice's Adventures in Wonderland