The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Chapters 1 and 2 Summary & Analysis

Catherynne M. Valente
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Chapters 1 and 2 Summary

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, 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.

Twelve-year-old September, described as "ill tempered and irascible", is willingly taken from her home in Omaha, Nebraska by the restless Green Wind, who puts her on the back of the Leopard of Little Breezes and carries her into the sky, accidentally leaving one shoe behind. As they make their way to Fairyland, September recalls the life she's leaving behind, but doesn't wave farewell - she's too young, according to narration, to have much...

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