Everything you need to understand or teach The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente.
This adventure and fantasy novel for young people is the story of a twelve-year-old girl named September, whose visit to Fairyland takes her on a perilous and life-changing quest. Similar to many tales that follow the pattern of the archetypal "Hero's Journey," September makes both new friends and new enemies, acquires powerful tools and weapons, and learns important lessons - in this case, about the power of choice and the value of self-sacrifice.
September is taken from her home in Nebraska by the playful Green Wind. As they ride through the air to where September will gain admittance to Fairyland, September reveals that she's cold. The Green Wind gives her his Jacket, the first of several powerful tools and weapons she receives.
Once she is allowed into Fairyland, September is plunged right into her adventures. After navigating the Perverse and Perilous Sea, and choosing a path from a...
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Lesson Plans contain 128 pages of teaching material, including: