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The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home (Fairyland #5)

The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home (Fairyland #5)

Author: Catherynne M. Valente
Series: Fairyland
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Quite by accident, September has been crowned as Queen of Fairyland - but she inherits a Kingdom in chaos. The magic of a Dodo's egg has brought every King, Queen, or Marquess of Fairyland back to life, each with a fair and good claim on the throne, each with their own schemes and plots and horrible, hilarious, hungry histories. In order to make sense of it all, and to save their friend from a job she doesn't want, A-Through-L and Saturday devise a Royal Race, a Monarckical Marathon, in which every outlandish would-be ruler of Fairyland will chase the Stoat of Arms across the whole of the nation - and the first to seize the poor beast will seize the crown. Caught up in the madness are the changelings Hawthorn and Tamburlaine, the combat wombat Blunderbuss, the gramophone Scratch, the Green Wind, and September's parents, who have crossed the universe to find their daughter...


One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century Time A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian fairy tale, done with heart and wisdom -- Neil Gaiman Valente is making new myths right now, before our eyes. Don't miss the show -- Lev Grossman A mad, toothsome romp of a fairy tale - full of oddments, whimsy and joy -- Holly Black American fantasy writing's best kept secret -- Damien Walter Guardian

Author description

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 World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with a small but growing menagerie of beasts, some of which are human.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781472112835
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Corsair
  • : February 2016
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Catherynne M. Valente
  • : Chapter headers
  • : 813.6
  • : Paperback
  • : 240