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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a…
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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (original 2011; udgave 2012)

af Catherynne M. Valente, Ana Juan (Illustrator)

Serier: The Girl Who (1)

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Twelve-year-old September's ordinary life in Omaha turns to adventure when a Green Wind takes her to Fairyland to retrieve a talisman the new and fickle Marquess wants from the enchanted woods.
Medlem:Kara
Titel:The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Forfattere:Catherynne M. Valente
Andre forfattere:Ana Juan (Illustrator)
Info:Square Fish (2012), Paperback, 288 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek, Læst, men ikke ejet
Vurdering:****
Nøgleord:young adult, fantasy

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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making af Catherynne M. Valente (2011)

  1. 180
    Alice i eventyrland af Lewis Carroll (kaledrina, Crumble_Tumble)
    Crumble_Tumble: Both of these fantasy tales are a bit out there, a little crazy, a little hard to undestand. But once you get it, it's amazing. I LOVE these kinds of books
  2. 181
    The Phantom Tollbooth af Norton Juster (aarti, calmclam)
  3. 140
    Stjernestøv af Neil Gaiman (aarti, Jannes, rakerman)
    Jannes: Gaiman might be inspired by Dunsany and Mirrlees while Valente leans slightly more toward Carroll and Baum, but both of them are modern authors tackling the classic fairytale, both are great stylists, and both books are highly enjoyable.
    rakerman: Stardust is also a modern fairy tale, but I found it to be a much stronger book. The flow of chapter by chapter standalone encounters in The Girl was light and entertaining but for me had a weaker narrative flow than in Stardust.
  4. 113
    Non Lon Don af China Miéville (foggidawn)
  5. 81
    Coraline af Neil Gaiman (foggidawn)
  6. 60
    Troldmanden fra Oz af L. Frank Baum (ErisofDiscord)
  7. 60
    Palimpsest af Catherynne Valente (Jannes)
    Jannes: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland was first concieved in Palimpsest as one of the protaginists' favourite book. Then it sort got a life of it's own, so to speak. Palimpsest is probably not for children, though.
  8. 50
    Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms, and a Red Dog af Ysabeau S. Wilce (macsbrains)
  9. 40
    Nobody af Neil Gaiman (clfisha)
    clfisha: Its not a fairytale but if your looking for more inventive, rich and dark YA try this.
  10. 73
    Harun og eventyrhavet af Salman Rushdie (lorax)
    lorax: Both are beautifully written fairy tales about young people traveling to another world, readable by kids but with much for adults to enjoy.
  11. 30
    De små blå mænd : en fortælling fra diskverden af Terry Pratchett (MyriadBooks)
  12. 30
    At the Back of the North Wind af George MacDonald (rakerman)
    rakerman: Wind spirits play an important role in both The Girl and At the Back of the North Wind. The books both have aspects of wonder and sorrow, with a similar idea of a child taken away into a magical land.
  13. 20
    Rose Daughter af Robin McKinley (baseballbabe)
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    The Nex af Tim Pratt (TomWaitsTables)
  15. 10
    Dragonfly af Frederic S. Durbin (jessinfl)
  16. 10
    Furthermore af Tahereh Mafi (aethercowboy)
  17. 00
    Uprooted af Naomi Novik (g33kgrrl)
  18. 11
    Abarat af Clive Barker (Anonym bruger)
  19. 00
    Luka og livets ild af Salman Rushdie (amanda4242)
  20. 00
    The Hotel Under the Sand af Kage Baker (PhoenixFalls)

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I liked the idea but not the writing style. Some of the passages were lovely, particularly the one describing autumn, but it took me out of the narrative too much. Did love Ell though, and the lantern! ( )
  CASDonnelly218 | Feb 1, 2021 |
My daughter read this a year or two ago and loved it enough that she proposed it as a book to read to the family. So I read it aloud. The kids liked it, but I found it random and often hard to read aloud just because of the rhythm of the prose.

It often felt like a book written to showcase cleverness about writing a book about a girl in fairyland (there's a persistent winky tone) rather than to actually move a story along in a satisfying way. It's a step above the Captain Underpants series, I suppose, but there's so much better literature for kids out there.

Neil Gaiman liked it, though, so what do I know? ( )
  dllh | Jan 6, 2021 |
I didn't love this book, and I think it's because of the writing style, which felt to me both precocious and condescending in tone. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
Super fun, magical read. Who wouldn't want to get lost in Fairyland and have a red Wyvern as a friend?! ( )
  LoriFox | Oct 24, 2020 |
A delightfully modern fairy tale in the absurdist tradition of The Wizard of Oz, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and The Phantom Tollbooth. Quirky and whimsical. A pure delight.

There is one thing, however, that plagues me about it. Why is it that there is a little white girl on the cover—presumably the protagonist September—when, on page 145, her skin is described as being "the same warm brown as her father's"? I'll be writing the publisher to inquire. ( )
  Zoes_Human | Sep 30, 2020 |
Viser 1-5 af 236 (næste | vis alle)
I won’t lie. Some folks do NOT like this book, and I can understand why that is. For me, though, this is just one of the smarter juxtapositions of the fantastical with the tongue-twisted. Here you have an author who clearly enjoys writing. And if that enjoyment seeps through the page and into the reader’s perceptions, then here is a book that they’ll clearly enjoy reading. A true original and like nothing you’ve really ever seen before.
tilføjet af PhoenixFalls | RedigerSchool Library Journal (Jun 1, 2011)
 
Told by an omniscient narrator who directly engages readers, the densely textured text deftly mixes and matches familiar fairytale elements, creating a world as bizarre and enchanting as any Wonderland or Oz and a heroine as curious, resourceful and brave as any Alice or Dorothy. Complex, rich and memorable.
tilføjet af melonbrawl | RedigerKirkus Reviews (Apr 1, 2011)
 
The book's appeal is crystal clear from the outset: this is a kind of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by way of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, made vivid by Juan's Tenniel-inflected illustrations.
tilføjet af PhoenixFalls | RedigerPublisher's Weekly (Mar 14, 2011)
 

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Valente, Catherynne M.primær forfatteralle udgaverbekræftet
Juan, AnaIllustratormedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
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For all those who walked this strange road with me,
and held out their hands when I faltered.
This is a ship of our own making.
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Chapter 1

Exeunt on a Leopard
In Which a Girl Named September Is Spirited Off by Means of a Leopard, Learns the Rules of Fairyland, and Solves a Puzzle

Once upon a time, a girl named September grew very tired indeed of her parents' house, where she washed the same pink-and-yellow teacups and matching gravy boats every day, slept on the same embroidered pillow, and played with the same small and amiable dog.

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One ought not judge: All children are heartless. They have not grown up yet, which is why they can climb tall trees and say shocking things and leap so very high that grown-up hearts flutter in terror. Hearts weigh quite a lot. That is why it takes so long to grow one.

Hats have power. They can change you into someone else.

When one is traveling, everything looks brighter and lovelier. That does not mean it is brighter and lovelier; it just means that sweet, kindly home suffers in comparison to tarted-up foreign places with all their jewels on.

Stories have a way of changing faces. They are unruly things, undisciplined, given to delinquency and the throwing of erasers. This is why we must close them up into thick, solid books, so they cannot get out and cause trouble.
In September's world, many things began with pan. Pandemic, Pangaea, Panacea, Panoply. These were all big words, to be sure, but as has been said, September read often, and liked it best when words did not pretend to be simple, but put on their full armor and rode out with colors flying.
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