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Win an ARC of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente


I think that has got to be the longest title for a contest post that I have ever had! But, now onto the important stuff...

Do you want an early copy of a book that has captured readers like Holly Black, Tamora Pierce, and Neil Gaiman? Then you should enter this contest! I accidentally found myself with two ARCs of this lovely book, and though it may prove to be a great one (I haven't had the chance to read it yet!), what am I going to do with two copies of it? So, I thought it'd be a good idea instead to give away my extra copy on The Book Muncher.

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.

(1) lucky winner will receive an ARC of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Other details:
  • US mailing addresses only.
  • Contest ends 4/22/11, at 9 p.m. EST.
Remember, you must complete the form to be entered, and only one form submission per person will be counted. If you have any questions about this contest, see my contest policy, or contact me and ask away.

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Lauren M said...

Aaaah! *flails* I've been dying to get my hands on this one! I LOVE Cat Valente's writing. I'm so excited to read her YA debut!
Thanks for this amazing giveaway! :)

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