Giveaway of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Posted August 15, 2012 by Kara in Giveaway / 15 Comments

I haven’t been reading as many 5 star books lately as I was earlier in the year. As a result? Less giveaways. I hate that, but what can ya do? I’m only putting my seal of approval on FANTASTIC books. I don’t give away that star rating often. So far this year, I have given away Five Flavors of Dumb, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Shadows on the Moon, Inhale, Shadow and Bone, Girl in Translation, Insignia, and now I am giving away The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente! THAT is a mouthful. I won a copy of this book way back when from a blog giveaway. Thank you to whoever that was. I finally got around to reading it and I’m so glad I did. It was unfrickingbelievable! The characters are some of the best I have read this year. And it is such an intelligent and whimsical book. Check the blurb below to see if it is something you would be interested in.

Blurb: 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.
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.

If you are interested, you can read my 5 Star review of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making here.
This giveaway is International. If you are in the US or Canada, I will be shipping from Amazon. If you are international, I will be shipping from The Book Depository. This giveaway is for a paperback copy of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente. You can read the synopsis and other reviews on Goodreads here. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Contest will end on 8/22/12 at midnight.

One email address per household. One Twitter account per entrant. Winner has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. I will be checking and disqualifying any entries that are trying to cheat and game the system.



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15 responses to “Giveaway of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

  1. Wow, with a long title like that this book has got to be good. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway. Crossing my fingers, toes and eyes (ouch) I win. Wink. πŸ™‚ It would be a fun book to take out on the front porch in these last days of summer.

  2. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments on this entry and others. I have saved them and will be addressing you all individually later on! <3 Welcome new followers as well. πŸ™‚

  3. Love your 5 star giveaways! I’m not entering this one because for some reason it doesn’t interest me, maybe it’s that title O.O but I saw that you loved it! Just wanted to leave you some comment love!

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