The novel is chock-full of fanciful and surreal details from the wyvern who has memorized the encyclopedia from A-L, to the capital city which the queen made out of cloth ("Fierce was her needle, and she wore it like a sword!") I absolutely adored this novel for its abundant heart, wit, and imagination. Fans of Peter Pan and other fairy tale novels will enjoy this book.
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
4th - 8th Grades
Tags: Adventure, Fairy Tales, Fantasy