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4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Catherynne M. Valente Narrator: Catherynne M. Valente Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN:
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September 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 12-year-old girl, a book-loving dragon, and a strange and almost human boy named Saturday to vanquish an evil Marquess and restore order.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Guill | 2/12/2014

    " So much in the vein of Lewis Carroll, with a tad less nonsense and logic puzzles, but beautifully visual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor | 2/11/2014

    " Freaking loved this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 2/4/2014

    " What a delightful read! It puts me in the mind of the Phantom Tollbooth, less wordplay but more encounters with magical creatures and curious situations. September goes to Fairyland and immediately encounters a flying leopard, a Wyverary (not to be confused with a dragon), and a boy who is actually a marid and goes to battle with a queen. There is so much attention to detail in this title and it is such at a clippy pace. Definitely want to put this in the hands of everyone and let them know not to be scared off by the mouthful of a title! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathee | 1/25/2014

    " Oh, I love this book so very much. It is cute, clever and whimsical. I adore ALMOST every single character I met in this somewhat fractured Fairyland. This is a perfect book to read to your children, it is guaranteed to spark their imagination!! It is about 12 year old September and her adventures in Fairyland, and all the wonderful inhabitants she meets therein. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aguess | 1/16/2014

    " This is a great book. The heroine, September, is believable, wise and brave. On the way home from doctors office my daughter told me that when they took blood she was thinking she had to be brave like September. The creatures are fantastic especially the "dragon-like" wyvern whose father was a library - we could see him in all his red scaled glory as we read. We can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cara | 1/16/2014

    " I really tried, but I couldn't get into the book. The plot was interesting, but the writing style wasn't for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Campbell | 1/15/2014

    " Magical. Awesome. I want more, now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/14/2014

    " I expected to like this more than I did. Aside from an occasionally self-aware narrator, this felt a lot like Alice in Wonderland and The Phantom Tollbooth to me. Valente had her moments of cleverness, but more with characters and details than with plot, which took about 1/2 the book to hook me in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karina | 1/10/2014

    " Like an updated version of Alice Through the Looking Glass or a retread of the Persephone in the Underworld myth, but a gloriously strange and glowingly wonderful creation of its own. To be gulped in a single sitting, if possible! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gemma Jones | 12/30/2013

    " A very bizarre read akin to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 12/14/2013

    " A beautiful, rich, not-business-as-usual fairytale book. I heartily recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neeyor Bose | 11/23/2013

    " Such wonderful use of language - you good let some of the lovely lines roll around in your head hours after you've turned the page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly Dewolff | 5/26/2013

    " This is now my all-time favorite book. EVER. Thank you Catherynne Valente for restoring my faith in contemporary children's fairy tales. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 3/30/2013

    " I loved this! I love how the author plays with words. It's as if someone read the book to me like a fairytail! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 3/5/2013

    " Words cannot express how lovely and not-little-girly this book is: it actually acknowledges the rich inner life of children and does not shy away from it. Great characters, great writing -- I was sorry to finish it and leave Fairyland behind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 10/14/2012

    " what a charming story! loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr. Hutchinson | 6/4/2012

    " To quote Colin Meloy in his song Wonder, this book is "weird, but mostly wonderful." Take a little Alice in Wonderland, some Wizard of Oz, and some Narnia, then mix in some Gaiman and Lemony Snicket and you have this challenging and wonderful fantasy novel. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Redgie | 1/8/2012

    " i just couldn't get into it. meh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber R. | 9/13/2011

    " This book was amazing. Although at times tedious to read when I finally got through i was glad I'd stuck with it. It was pretty long. A nice thick book. Good for anyone who knows how to read well enough. I was exteremely happy that there was no romance, other wise I wouldn't be able to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/1/2011

    " I listened to the audio book and really enjoyed it. It is read by the author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katywhumpus | 6/30/2011

    " A rare and perfect fairytale. Good vs. Evil. Love and Loss. Bravery and Complacency. Foolish and Terrifying magical beasts. It's all here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 6/28/2011

    " This book is delightful. You should read it. (Especially if you like Oz, Narnia, fairies, or clever girl protagonists.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 6/25/2011

    " This is really incredible. So much good stuff going on. But my favorite thing is that the "bad guy" is also really complex and understandable, at the end of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 6/23/2011

    " Interesting, so far, although the vocab is a bit tricky for reading aloud to a six year old. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Knorwood | 6/21/2011

    " Alice in Wonderlans meets Rosie the Riveter. This book is a perfect fairytale. Highly Recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 6/20/2011

    " This book was unique and imaginative, and I did enjoy it while I was
    reading it. I'm afraid it didn't pull my heartstrings or gather me
    into it's soul, to make it a favorite book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 6/16/2011

    " I've just started reading this one as a bedtime story for my son, so I'm only into Chapter 3, but so far, it's delightful. "

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About the Author
Author Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M. Valente is an acclaimed author of fantasy and science fiction novels, short stories, and poetry. She has been nominated for the Hugo Award, Nebula Award, Locus Award, World Fantasy Award, and the James Tiptree Jr. Award. She made her children’s book debut with The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.