Friday, March 18, 2011
Book Trailer: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
I just have to share this trailer. I've been completely charmed by it! It's for Catherynne M. Valente's upcoming MG fantasy, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland on a Ship of Her Own Making. I've had my eye on this one for months, the cover is so beautiful, the story sounds fun, and its getting praise upon praise from the likes of Neil Gaiman, Peter S. Beagle, and Holly Black! The thing that really makes the trailer is the funny little song---it was written by artist S. J. Tucker especially for this book! The illustrations are so fantastic, I'm not sure if they come straight from the book but I can't wait to find out! This book hits stores in May!Synopsis: 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.