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The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

Fairyland (Volume 3)

Catherynne M. Valente; Illustrated by Ana Juan

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"One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century." —Time magazine on the Fairyland series

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.

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two is another rich, beautifully told, wisely humorous, and passionately layered book from New York Times–bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente.

Locus Awards - Nominee, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award ML, The Globe Books 100, Boston Globe Best Books of the Year, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Locus Awards - Winner

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CHAPTER I


THE INVISIBLE CLOAK OF ALL THINGS PAST
In Which a Girl Named September Tells Several Lies, Hoards Money, Turns Fourteen, Wears...

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Praise for The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

“Valente's Fairyland is terrible and beautiful--with a circus made out of stationery, a city populated with photographic negatives, and glimpses of Septembers and Saturdays past and future just a few of the strange wonders introduced in this volume.” —The Horn Book

“Like September, readers may leave their hearts in Fairyland.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“As usual, Valente enlightens readers with pearly gleams of wisdom about honesty, identity, free will, and growing up. September often worries who she should be and what path she should follow, but the lovely truth, tenderly told, is that it's all up to her. Thanks to a dramatic cliffhanger ending, there is sure to be more empowerment and whimsy to come.” —Booklist, starred review

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The third book in Catherynne M. Valente’s Fairyland series, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, comes out this month, adding another volume to the award-winning series, which critics have praised for its ambition and imagination, as well as its odd, dark beauty. The Fairyland... - Slate

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About the author

Catherynne M. Valente; Illustrated by Ana Juan

Catherynne M. Valente, the acclaimed author of many books for adults, made her children's book debut with The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her husband.

Ana Juan is a world-renowned illustrator known in this country for her wonderful covers for The New Yorker magazine, as well as the children's books The Night Eater, and Frida, written by Jonah Winter. She lives in Spain.

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