The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

Catherynne M. Valente, Author, S J Tucker, Performed by
Catherynne M. Valente, read by S.J. Tucker. Brilliance Audio, unabridged, seven CDs, 8.52 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-1-4418-7766-6
Reviewed on: 01/28/2013
Release date: 10/01/2012
In Valente’s second Fairyland book, with her father away at war in France, a girl named September lives in Nebraska with her mother. But what she really wants is to return to Fairyland and visit the friends she made there on her first adventure. When she finally does get back to Fairyland, all is not well: the land’s inhabitants are losing their shadows to the world of Fairyland-Below and Halloween the Hollow Queen. Narrator S.J. Tucker captures the book’s bedtime-story quality and delivers an enchanting performance. In addition to softly spoken narration—that is soothing and almost musical—the narrator produces an entertaining range of voices for the book’s strange and wonderful characters. Tucker’s narration will easily keep young listeners enthralled. Ages 10–14. A Feiwel & Friends hardcover. (Oct.)
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