Catherynne M. Valente - The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two - Little, Brown Book Group

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

By Catherynne M. Valente

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September returns to fantastical Fairyland for another adventure. She has travelled around it, and explored beneath it - but here she embarks on her most dreamy and delicious journey yet: soaring high above!


'One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century.' TIME Magazine, on the Fairyland series

September misses Fairyland and her friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. She longs to leave the routines of home, and embark on a new adventure. Little does she know that this time, she will be spirited away to the moon, reunited with her friends, and find herself faced with saving Fairyland from a moon-Yeti with great and mysterious powers.

Here is another rich, beautifully told, wisely humorous and passionately layered book from New York Times bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente.

Praise for the FAIRYLAND series:
'One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century.' Time Magazine (A Time Best Book of 2012)

'A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian fairy-tale, done with heart and wisdom.' Neil Gaiman

'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

'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

'Valente is making new myths right now, before our eyes. Don't miss the show.' Lev Grossman

'One of the strongest fantasy novels for young readers I've had the pleasure of getting lost in...There's as much Phantom Tollbooth here as there is Narnia...Shot through with menace and heroism, you never know what's coming next.' Cory Doctorow

Biographical Notes

Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Much-in-Little, 2012) and The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (Much-in-Little, 2013). She lives on an island off the coast of Maine.

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  • ISBN: 9781472110411
  • Publication date: 16 Jan 2014
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  • Imprint: Much-in-Little
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