Tag Archives: fairyland

It’s Just a Fantasy

The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home, by Catherynne Valente – I believe this is officially the last book in the Fairyland series, but who knows what the future will bring? Well, maybe the marids do. Anyway, the … Continue reading

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The Patchwork Map of Oz

One of the tropes I came across on TV Tropes for the Land of Oz is that of the Patchwork Map, which definitely applies to Oz and the surrounding nations. A dry desert surrounds the entire nation, even though this … Continue reading

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A Troll in Chicago

The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, by Catherynne M. Valente – This is the fourth book in the Fairyland series, and the first to focus on a new protagonist, although the old one does appear. The story involves the concept of … Continue reading

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We’re Fairies on the Moon

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, by Catherynne M. Valente – I read the first two books in this series last year, and quite enjoyed them. This one continues the series when September returns … Continue reading

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Leave the Real World Far Behind

If you’ve watched the DiC Super Mario Bros. 3 cartoons, you’ll know that the inhabitants of the Mushroom World are always referring to the Earth we know as “the real world.” Wouldn’t their own world be more real to them? … Continue reading

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September Surprise

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making and The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, by Catherynne M. Valente – In these books, a girl named September, who lives in Omaha … Continue reading

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Fun with Fairies

As I mentioned in my post on Disney’s Peter Pan, the most popular conception of fairies is that of tiny people with wings, but not all fairy lore uses this idea. In fact, it appears to be a relatively recent … Continue reading

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