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Product Details

  • Series: Fairyland
  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una edition (October 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441877681
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441877680
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #960,656 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 5-8-Valente returns listeners to Fairyland in this sequel (2012) to The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (2011, both Feiwel and Friends). An awkward and lonely girl, September consoles herself with the delicious secret that she has been to Fairyland and saved it from an evil queen. On an ordinary day, after a long, impatient wait, September trips over a wall and falls into Fairyland where she discovers that things are not as she left them. The shadows of the inhabitants are being sucked into Fairyland-Below. September begins a quest, along with her dear companions A Through L, a Wyvern (a sweet, loyal, and dragonish beast), and Saturday, a Marid (a bluish boy). Divinely verbose, Valente's brilliantly crafted words evoke exquisitely lush and detailed images in the listener's imagination. She seamlessly and brilliantly blends elements of fantasy, mythology, and historical fiction to create a magical world so cunningly described that it's utterly believable. Startling truths reminiscent of J. M. Barrie, L. Frank Baum, and others ground the story and give it depth. Singer/songwriter S.J. Tucker's satiny voice blankets and captivates listeners. She is a storyteller in the classic sense, and voices lively, distinct characters, some with hints of exotic accents. It is not imperative that listeners are familiar with the first book, but it will lend clarity to some details of the story.-Lisa Hubler, Charles F Brush High School, Lyndhurst, OHα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

From Booklist

*Starred Review* In this stellar sequel to The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (2011), September is 13 years old and in possession of a teenage heart that is “raw and new, fast and fierce.” It is this heart that guides her sophomore trip to Fairyland. When she literally stumbles into the magical realm, September finds that the inhabitants of Fairyland Above have been losing their shadows—sucked Below by the Alleyman, a floating red-feathered hat—and, along with them, their magic. As Fairyland Above becomes depleted, the underworld becomes a stronger, darker, increasingly renegade place under the rule of Halloween, September’s shadow. Can September return the shadows and reset the equilibrium in Fairyland? On her quest, she’s reunited with friends Saturday and Wyverary—well, their shadows at least—but mostly meets exciting new characters, from Belinda Cabbage, mad scientist, to a soft-spoken Physickist dodo bird named Aubergine. As with the previous title, Valente’s inviting, lush, and densely detailed world is evocative of well-traveled lands, such as Neverland and Oz, but, at the same time, is uniquely its own. This is sure to draw new fans, but those familiar with the first book will find the reading a richer experience. Juan’s shaded chapter-opening art puts bizarrely wonderful faces to names and sets just the right tone. Let’s just hope the Green (or Silver) Wind calls us back to Fairyland soon. Grades 5-8. --Ann Kelley --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

More About the Author

Catherynne M. Valente is an author, poet, and sometime critic who has been known to write as many as six impossible things before breakfast. She is to blame for over a dozen works of fiction and poetry, including The Orphan's Tales, Palimpsest, Deathless, and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. She has won the Tiptree Award, the Andre Norton Award, the Mythopoeic Award, the Lambda Award, the Rhysling Award, and the Million Writers Award for best web fiction. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, an enormous cat, and a slightly less enormous accordion.

Customer Reviews

Just like the first book in the series this one will grab your attention and hold it until the last page.
Alicia Hager
I loved the way Valente mirrored September's world in Fairyland and Fairyland-Below, making the story so much richer and meaningful to read!
Chapati
It is an interesting battle and there are some fun and creative twists and turns to the story that are very well done and unpredictable.
K. Eckert

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Chapati VINE VOICE on August 26, 2012
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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There is the second book in Catherynne Valente's trilogy about a girl named September who visits Fairyland and has a great impact each time she goes there. I loved the first book, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, and was looking forward to reading this one. I've loved every book I've read by Valente - she really steeps herself in her settings and the language and everything, and tells a seriously good story.

We pick up this book a year after the last one ended. September is living in Nebraska with her mother. Her father is still off fighting in a war. September loves her mother and the time they spend together, but she dreams of returning to Fairyland. And so she does by catching a boat going over the amber waves of grain and falls into Fairyland, expecting to see her friends and have a jolly good time.

But all is not well in Fairyland. In the last book, September lost her shadow, and now many others are suffering the same fate. The magic is seeping out of Fairyland and, parallel to life in Nebraska, everyone must make do with ration cards. (I loved the way Valente mirrored September's world in Fairyland and Fairyland-Below, making the story so much richer and meaningful to read!) September knows instantly that this is all her fault, that it's her shadow in Fairyland-Below causing so much trouble. Being the intrepid young woman she is, September sets off to right this wrong.

I wish I had re-read the first book in this series before starting the second because there were many allusions to the events and characters in the first. I was very fuzzy on the details - I don't remember the events of the first book so much as I remember my delight in reading it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By K. Eckert on September 23, 2012
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This is a sequel to the book The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. It is a wonderful book just as beautifully written as the first, if aimed at a slightly older age group. You never know what wonderful things you are going to run in to from one page to the next.

September is eager to journey back to Fairyland and leave her mundane life of school behind. When she finally does though, she finds out things are very wrong. Magic is being rationed in Fairyland and shadows are constantly going missing. September must journey deep into the Fairyland-Below if she is to save the shadows and return magic to Fairyland.

Incredibly creative, beautifully written, and full of beautiful sparkling images both light and dark that will really make your imagination sore. You can absolutely not predict what wonder the next page will hold. Valente has such a creative and wondrous mind that she thinks up things and ideas I can only begin to comprehend.

September is slightly older in this book and has more mature worries than in the first book. Her mother isn't around much because she has to support them and her father is still at war.

This book has a darker tone to it than the first. When September journeys to Fairyland-Below she finds the shadows of her friends who accompany on her journey. This is interesting because the shadows of her friends are similar to her friends but different, they are a little darker and a little wilder. Valente did an excellent job making the shadow versions of all the characters we know and love the same, but different.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Julee Rudolf VINE VOICE on August 25, 2012
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In this second installment about September, the now 13-year-old girl arrives in Fairyland nearly a year after her return to Nebraska and learns that a terrible thing has been happening: its creatures' shadows have been disappearing as has their magic. "Teenage hearts are raw and new, fast and fierce, and they do not know their own strength," claims the tale's author, which is fortunate for Fairyland, as September decides to try to restore order, seeing as how her own shadow, the Hollow Queen aka Halloween is somehow involved in the existence of the imbalance.

Ms. Valente employs a similar recipe the second time around in producing a whimsical, cleverly-plotted story filled with fantastic descriptions, (p 27), "This flavor was even better: like a pumpkin but a very soft and wistful sort of pumpkin who had become good friends with fresh green apples and cold winter pears;" superb similes, (p 35) "It was a strange feeling, like suddenly becoming aware of gravity in a social way, sitting down to tea with it and learning its family history;" and well-developed characters (42 all told) both familiar and new, in which she turns the tables on the standard sleeping beauty story (and adds a touch of the The Subtle Knife).

Anyone who enjoys fairy tales with an Alice in Wonderland tone will love traveling along with September, a girl with, "thirty-seven percent Gumption by volume" through the dark side of fairyland. Best of the book: Valente's storytelling skills shine (how does she think this stuff up?), worst: so complicated you might need to shut yourself in sound proof room to keep track of it all. Also good: A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz, The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly, and, of course, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. My hope for this series: they give someone like Katherine Kellgren a shot at performing future audio versions.
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