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    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making – Catherynne M Valente

    “Once upon a time, a girl named September grew very tired indeed of her parents’ house, where she washed the same pink-and-yellow teacups and matching gravy boats everyday, slept on the same embroidered pillow, and played with the same small and amiable dog.” When the Green Wind turns up at Septembers kitchen window offering her an adventure she doesn’t think twice, hops on the back of The Leopard of Little Breezes and flies away to Fairyland. She doesn’t wave goodbye to the factory where her Mother works or give her Father a second thought when they fly over Europe where he is fighting in the war. September is expecting fun…