Offered: A signed original manuscript of The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, the sequel to Catherynne M. Valente's first YA novel The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.
Feiwel & Friends has done the world an enormous service by putting The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente's extraordinary, award-winning, free web-novel, between covers. What's more, they've augmented it with Ana Juan's wonderful illustrations, one for every chapter.
Fairyland is a book that is both deeply in love with fairy tales and sharply critical of them: the story of September, a girl who flies from her dreary and sad life in Nebraska to Fairyland on the Green Wind. In Fairyland, she meets every sort of wonderful mythical beast (including a wyvern that's half library), eats the most wonderful and strange things, and has the most wonderful and extraordinary adventures and quests. And it really is wonderful: whimsical and lyrical and shot through with an imagination that simultaneously renders the traditional furniture of fairy tales fresh, and manages to make the author's own inventions seem as mythic as the first story told in the first cave in front of the first fire. -- Cory Doctorow
Cat will inscribe her manuscript for the winner of this auction.
Opening bid: $50
Auction ends at 5 p.m. Pacific Time on December 15th, 2011.