Monday, November 4, 2013

Bibliophile's Corner

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
by Catherynne M. Valente

Flap Copy Description:
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.

My Thoughts:
This richly written and densely detailed middle grade novel is Ms. Valente's third in her series in which we find the precocious protagonist - September, in Fairyland. This trilogy of books represents a remarkable body of work by the author. Reminiscent of the fairy tales of old, Ms. Valente adds a touch of modernism, and a twist of whimsy and what we are treated to is a delightfully delicious tale indeed. I would highly recommend The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two to readers from the ages of eight to eighty. Have your dictionaries ready...the author's vocabulary is extraordinary!

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  1. Sounds like an interesting read! Will have to pass this info along to my sister for my niece. Thanks so much for the info. :)

    1. You're welcome, Karen. Thanks for stopping by Writ of Whimsy. ^_^