Analysis Of 'The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In This Book'

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Summer Reading Report

Meagan Shields

7th Grade
“The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making’
Catherynne M. Valente

1. What is the most interesting event in this book? I think the most riveting part of this book was when September got to the Lonely Gaol and experienced all the events at the end. Most of the book leads up to the end, and many things were confusing until then. In the end, everything connected and made sense, and I love when that happens. The way September made the raft to sail across the sea was amazing, and the “people” and things she met were fascinatingly creative. She figured out that the Marquess was actually Good Queen Mallow by peeling away the plaque and seeing it read Maud Elizabeth Smythe instead of September and then making the ties between Maud and the Marquess. I thought that the ending was the most intriguing and spectacular part of the book.

2. What is the major problem in this book? September’s journey in this book had many hardships, but there were actually two that really stood out in my mind. One of the main conflicts was September going to get the Marquess sword in return for Goodbye’s spoon. This was a main conflict because it was such a big problem for her; she encountered many trials to her friends and her own self. The second main conflict, which was slightly more significant, came after her first problem. This is where she has to rescue her Saturday, the Marid, Ell, the Wand, then deal with the

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