The Boy Who Lost Fairyland (Paperback)

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By Catherynne M. Valente, Ana Juan (Illustrator)
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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.

About the Author


Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales series, Deathless, Radiance, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making (and the four books that followed it). She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Sturgeon, Prix Imaginales, Eugie Foster Memorial, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus, Romantic Times’ Critics Choice and Hugo awards. She has been a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with a small but growing menagerie of beasts, some of which are human.

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.

Praise For…


“Valente's Fairyland is as bizarre and beautiful as ever, with a Wonderland-like un-logic that will keep readers both delighted and slightly off-balance.” —The Horn Book for The Boy Who Lost Fairyland

“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.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review, for The Boy Who Lost Fairyland

“A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian Fairy Tale, done with heart and wisdom.” —Neil Gaiman, Newbery Award-winning author of The Graveyard Book, for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

“September is a clever, fun, stronghearted addition to the ranks of bold, adventurous girls. Valente's subversive storytelling is sheer magic.” —Tamora Pierce, author of The Immortals series, for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

“A mad, toothsome romp of a fairy tale--full of oddments, whimsy, and joy.” —Holly Black, author of the Spiderwick Chronicles, for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

“When I say that this book reminds me simultaneously of E. Nesbit, James Thurber, and the late Eva Ibbotson, I don't mean to take anything awy from its astonishing originality. It's a charmer from the first page, managing the remarkable parlay of being at once ridiculously funny and surprisingly suspenseful. Catherynne Valente is a find, at any age!” —Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn, for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

“This is a kind of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by way of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland--it's the sort of book one doesn't want to end.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review, for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

“[Fairyland creates] a world as bizarre and enchanting as any Wonderland or Oz and a heroine as curious, resourceful and brave as any Alice or Dorothy. Complex, rich and memorable.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review, for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

“This book is quite simply a gold mine.” —Booklist, starred review, for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

“Amusing, wrenching, and thought-provoking.” —The Horn Book for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

“A phenomenal fantasy series worthy of a spot in every library collection.” —School Library Journal for The Boy Who Lost Fairyland

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250073327
ISBN-10: 1250073324
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Fairyland