Monday, March 5, 2018
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
September is a bored twelve year old girl who lives in Omaha. Her father is off fighting a war and her mother works in a factory. One night the Green Wind comes to her window and offers to take her to Fairyland on the back of his leopard. Thus begins the fanciful story of the girl's magical travels in the land of mysterious beings and a young, but evil Marquess. After September befriends a friendly Wyverary (a wyvern whose father was a library) named A-through-L and a Marid named Saturday. the Marquess takes them prisoner and forces September to do her bidding in exchange for their release. Fairyland is full of many magical beings including a golem made of soap (named Lye, of course), the Nasnas who have only the right or left half of a body, sentient antique furniture, and others. The story is convoluted while still maintaining a discernible course and the ending obviously is set up for a sequel. There are now five books in the series.