Sunday, July 17, 2011
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making is a book that can be treasured by all.
There once lived a twelve year old girl named September. September lived with her mom. Though, September grew lonely and bored. She longed for a grand adventure. The Green Wind took pity on September and flew September away to Fairyland. There September meets witches, a dragon, an evil Marquess, and a wairfuir to name a few.
This book reminded me a little of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. It had that dark feel of a Tim Burton movie. This book may be about a little girl but this book can be enjoyed by adults. In fact, some of the parts in this book were above a younger reader’s mind set and would be understood by adults. For example: there was this one part in the story where September had come to a four way crossroads. She had to choose which way she wanted to go. One way pointed her to if she wanted to get lost, another way if she wanted to lose her mind, another way to lose your life and the last way to lose your heart. September chooses the way to lose your heart. The story goes on to say that us being an adult and knowing how painful it is to lose your heart would not have chosen that path but being a little girl September did not know any better. At the beginning of each chapter was a quick summary of what September was about to encounter next. The illustrations drawn by artist, Ana Juan were great. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making is a book that can be treasured by all.