Pabkins’ One Liner: An adventure of growing a heart and losing it in the best way.
Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn’t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday.With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when the author first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful.
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making is a an irresistible frolic of dragon-sized proportions. There wasn’t a page I turned that I didn’t want to share some snippet with a friend or family member. I was constantly saving quotes to the point where I had to stop myself or I would be saving the entire book. I can only imagine how much more delightful this book will be when I can read it to my child (with all the appropriate voices I imagined of course).
The star of this gem, is a little 12 years old girl named September. She is quite bored with her daily life when one day she is whisked away by the Green Wind to fairyland. She was quite excited to go and didn’t think much about leaving her life and family behind.
I kid you not when I say I could quite literally compose an entire review from nothing but quotes alone but then that might steal the enjoyment from you. The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making isn’t all fun and games though, its a fairytale that take’s itself seriously. As well you should also, it is full of trying times, harsh circumstances, and lessons to be learned. It is in turns beautiful and sorrowful a definitely must read for any fairytale lover of the light or dark variety.
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
The Awesome Book Trailer!
Latest posts by Tabitha (Pabkins) (see all)
- Review: Portrait Revolution by Julia L. Kay - July 10, 2017
- Review: Doodletopia Manga by Christopher Hart - March 23, 2017
- Review: Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators by David H. Ross - June 28, 2016