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The Boy Who Lost Fairyland

By Catherynne M. Valente & Ana Juan
The Boy Who Lost Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente & Ana Juan digital book - Fable

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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

When a young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fairyland by the Red Wind, he becomes a changeling--a human boy--in the strange city of Chicago, a place no less bizarre and magical than Fairyland. Left with a human family, Hawthorn struggles with his troll nature and his changeling fate, while attending school and learning about human kindnesses-and un-kindnesses.

In a starred review, Kirkus noted, "Every page of this book contains at least one stunning sentence. Valente's descriptions of the human world make it sound like an exotic place, even when she just lists things to see: 'diamonds and dinosaur bones and Canadian geese and the Cathedral of Notre Dame and ballpoint pens.' Readers may wish the words were food, so they could eat them up. And they may keep reading this series for just as long as people have been arguing about Oz."

In this fourth installment of her saga, The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, Catherynne M. Valente's wisdom and wit will charm readers of all ages.

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“Gosh. I love this book. I love this series. I love Valente, and everything she touches. This book made me laugh and sigh and think during every chapter. I ended up worrying over and gnawing on turns of phrase and delightful shifts in narrative all through the days during the periods when I couldn't be reading or listening to more of it. I love that we met more characters, and learned about "changelings" and then that eventually returned to our favorite people by the end. Given the endings -- sorry, no spoilers! <3 -- I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book now!”
“love this book and this writing and i honestly can't recommend it enough”
“I liked this, just not as well as the other books in the series. I don't know if the story itself wasn't as good, or if it was just missing the usual characters.”

About Catherynne M. Valente

CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE is the author of over a dozen books of fiction and poetry, and is best-known for her urban speculative fiction, including Palimpsest (winner of the 2010 Lambda Award), and The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden. The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, her first novel for young readers, was posted online in 2009 and won the Andre Norton Award—the first book to ever win before traditional publication. Cat Valente lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, and an enormous cat.

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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