The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne P. Valente is another great read for young adults, and anyone with an open imagination who love a good story (just don’t go trying to say the title quickly!!)
September is a girl, just a regular girl, like Alice, or Dorothy. September dreams of something more … and, when the chance comes to go with the Green Wind, and ride the Leopard of Little Breezes she jumps (quite literally out the window) and leaves the world behind for Fairyland (without even waving goodbye to her parents).
And, lucky for Fairyland she has arrived, as the land of amazing possibilities has been regulated with customs and taxes under the rule of The Marquess … the complete opposite to what it was during the reign of Good Queen Mallow.
So, with only one shoe, a dress of orange and a smoking jacket of green, September starts her adventure, she meets some witches, Hello, Goodbye and Manythanks and then A-Through-L a Wyvern (whose father is a library), and many others before having to make one of those decisions that is really quite grown up for a girl of 12 … she rescues a Marid called Saturday, and then circumnavigates Fairyland in a ship of her own making to finish the story, and be home for dinner.