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When a young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fairyland by the Red Wind, he becomes a changeling-a human boy-in the strange city of Chicago, a place no less bizarre and magical than Fairyland. Left with a human family, Hawthorn struggles with his troll nature and his changeling fate, while attending school and learning about human kindnesses-and un-kindnesses.

In a starred review, Kirkus noted, "Every page of this book contains at least one stunning sentence. Valente's descriptions of the human world make it sound like an exotic place, even when she just lists things to see: "diamonds and dinosaur bones and Canadian geese and the Cathedral of Notre Dame and ballpoint pens." Readers may wish the words were food, so they could eat them up. And they may keep reading this series for just as long as people have been arguing about Oz."

Time magazine has praised Catherynne M. Valente's Fairyland books as "one of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century." In this fourth installment of her saga, Valente's wisdom and wit will charm readers of all ages.

Hardcover, 240 pages
Published on March 3, 2015 by Feiwel & Friends
ISBN-10: 1250023491
ISBN-13: 9781250023490
4 Book Reviews
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  • blueguy
    blueguyMonday, March 7, 2016 at 8:13 am
    This is hairy potter!!!!!!!!!!
    • nflchampion36
      nflchampion36Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 12:24 pm
      Nice book. I am mostly a fan of harry potter. READ READ READ!
      • cottoncandyfluf
        cottoncandyflufSaturday, May 2, 2015 at 1:47 am55 stars
        Another great addition to the fairyland series, just as whimsical at the others! It's nice a nice change from the normal girl heroine whom's life we follow in the past three books. A fantastic read, and i definitely recommend this to the fantasy lovers out there. :)
        • 11037
          11037Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:18 am
          Then I'll try it!