Illustrated By: Ana Juan
Published By: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: May 10, 2011
Page Count: 247
Source: Purchased by Reviewer
Audience: Middle Grades - Fantasy
Go buy, borrow, or steal this book right now! Well, don’t steal it, but do get a copy in your hot little hands at all costs and as soon as possible. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland is a jewel among books and deserves a place on everyone’s shelf.
September is a girl whose father has gone to war (presumably WWII) and whose mother now works in a factory. One day, as she is home alone washing dishes, the Green Wind comes to take her to Fairyland. In Fairyland, September meets witches, a wyverary (what results after a wyvern and a library…you know… fall in love), the Queen, a sea spirit, and sets out on a quest. Many strange, and wondrous, and dark things befall September, and she must make the choices that will ultimately come to define her.