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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

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This witty and dark re-working of the ‘fairy story’ continues in a second adventure. On returning to fairyland September is shocked to find that fairies are having their shadows (and thus their magic) stolen by the kingdom of Fairyland-Below. She vows to travel to the kingdom below and sort things out! A whimsically modern mix of Narnia and the Wizard of Oz.


The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente

In the kingdom of Fairyland-Below, preparations are underway for the annual Revels ...but aboveground, the creatures of Fairyland are in no mood for a party. It has been a long time since young September bid farewell to Fairyland, and she is excited to see it again; but upon her return she is shocked to find that her friends have been losing their shadows, and therefore their magic, to the kingdom of Fairyland-Below...It spells certain disaster and September won't stand for it. Determined to make amends, she travels down into the underworld where, among creatures of ice and moonlight, she encounters a face she recognizes all too well: Halloween, the Hollow Queen. Only then does September realize what she must do to save Fairyland from slipping into the mundane world forever. Come and join in the Revels with September and her friends. But be warned: in Fairyland-Below, even the best of friends aren't always what they seem...


Praise for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Farilyand in a Ship of Her Own Making :

'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. Every page has a phrase or observation to savour and her characters are wondrous creations.' (Sunday Telegraph)

'A charming modern fairytale ...with a knowing twinkle in its eye.' (Telegraph)

'A whole esoteric world of whimsy - Alice meets the Wizard of Oz meets the Persephone story with a whiff of Narnia.' (Independent on Sunday)

'Bundles of imagination and wry wit...This is a sophisticated world of forfeits, paradoxes and tricks.' (Financial Times)

'Get swept away by this charming book.' (Vogue)

About the Author

Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan's Tales series, Deathless and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus and Hugo awards. She has been a finalist for the Nebula and W orld Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with a small but grow ing menagerie of beasts, some of which are human.

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17th January 2013


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Corsair an imprint of Constable and Robinson


352 pages


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Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)



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