The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Unusual, compelling tale sends girl, readers on grand quest.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 10+

Super Great Book!

As a teenager reading this book, I was very intrigued. The storytelling is magnificent and is a style of the likes that I have not read before. I have read many fantasy books before, and this is a great one to add to my list. I definitely recommend this book to lovers of fantasy or anyone who enjoys a good story.

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age 10+

Whimsical story with engaging language

This is a wonderful, imaginative story full of fun wordplay. It has witty, poetic descriptions that will knock your sock off, and best of all a strong, capable heroine to serve as a great role model for girl readers.

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