Dimensions: 272 pages, 9.59 × 6.46 × 1.72 in
Published: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0312649622
ISBN - 13: 9780312649623
About the Book
September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadowsNand their magicNto the world of Fairyland Below. This underworld has a new ruler: Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is September's shadow. And Halloween does not want to give Fairyland's shadows back.
Read from the Book
CHAPTER I E XEUNT IN A R OWBOAT, P URSUED BY C ROWS In Which a Girl Named September Keeps a Secret, Has a Difficult Time at School, Turns Thirteen, and Is Finally Nearly Run over by a Rowboat, Thereby Finding Her Way into Fairyland Once upon a time, a girl named September had a secret. Now, secrets are delicate things. They can fill you up with sweetness and leave you like a cat who has found a particularly fat sparrow to eat and did not get clawed or bitten even once while she was about it. But they can also get stuck inside you, and very slowly boil up your bones for their bitter soup. Then the secret has you, not the other way around. So we may be very glad that September had the better of her secret, and carried it with her like a pair of rich gloves which, when she was cold, she could take out and slip on to remember the warmth of days gone by. September’s secret was this: She had been to Fairyland. This has happened to other children in the history of the world. There are many books about it, and for ever so long little boys and girls have been reading them and making wooden swords and paper centaurs and waiting for their turn. But for September, the waiting had ended last spring. She had fought a wicked queen and saved a whole country from her cruelty. She had made friends who, in addition to being funny and brave and clever, were a Wyvern, a Marid, and a talking lamp. The only trouble was, precious few books about swashbuckling folk have much to say on th
From the Publisher
“One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century.”—Time magazine, on the Fairyland series
September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows—and their magic—to the world of Fairyland Below. This underworld has a new ruler: Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is September’s shadow. And Halloween does not want to give Fairyland’s shadows back.
Fans of Valente’s bestselling, first Fairyland book will revel in the lush setting, characters, and language of September’s journey, all brought to life by fine artist Ana Juan. Readers will also welcome back good friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. But in Fairyland Below, even the best of friends aren’t always what they seem. . . .
About the Author
Catherynne M. Valente, acclaimed author of many books for adults, made her children’s book debut with The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her husband.
A Time Magazine Best Book of the Year "Valente is making new myths right now, right before our eyes. Don''t miss the show." -- Time Magazine “[Valente] fills her Fairyland with magical wonder.”-- School Library Journal "Remarkable. . . . Sophisticated, prodigious blending of familiar and original storytelling elements adds multilayered texture, while the rich prose oozes exotic, imaginative imagery.”-- Kirkus Reviews , starred review "Valente draws motifs from mythology, fairy tales, and Victorian fantasy to build an astonishing, appealing world all her own. Juan’s whimsical black-and-white spot illustrations ably capture outlandish Fairyland and its in Praise for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland : "One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century." --Lev Grossman, Time Magazine “A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian Fairy Tale, done with heart and wisdom.”—Neil Gaiman, Newbery Award–winning author of The Graveyard Book “September is a clever, fun, stronghearted addition to the ranks of bold, adventurous girls. Valente’s subversive storytelling is sheer magic.”—Tamora Pierce, author of The Immortals series “A mad, toothsome romp of a fairy tale—full of oddments, whimsy, and joy.”—Holly Black, author of Zombies vs. Unicorns and The Spiderwick Chronicles “Wh