The Boy Who Lost Fairyland

The Boy Who Lost Fairyland Cover

The Boy Who Lost Fairyland

By Catherynne M. Valente; Ana Juan (Illustrator)

Feiwel & Friends, Hardcover, 9781250023490, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2015

Description

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."

"Time" magazine has praised Catherynne M. Valente's Fairyland books as "one of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century." In this fourth installment of her saga, Valente's wisdom and wit will charm readers of all ages.



About the Author
Catherynne M. Valente is a "New York Times" bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction novels, short stories, and poetry.She has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards, and has won the Locus and Andre Norton award. She lives on a small island off the coast of Maine with her husband, two dogs, one enormous cat, a less enormous cat, six chickens, a red accordion, an uncompleted master s degree, a roomful of yarn, a spinning wheel with ulterior motives, a cupboard of jam and pickles, a bookshelf full of folktales, an industrial torch, an Oxford English Dictionary, and a DSL connection.

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.