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In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente
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Nov 16, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, 2010, own, favorites, fairy-tales
Recommended for: People who love fairy tales, myths, fables, and the fantastic

A mysterious girl shares stories of stars and monsters with a young prince.

This is a tale with many fantastic, interwoven stories. I loved the language and the monsters and the details. Not that it's a good thing, but I'm usually all about action. I speed through adventures to see what will happen next. I reread passages in this often. Sometimes there would be a story that a person in another story was telling who was also in a story being told by one of the main characters, and then a character from that story would begin a story, and I would be delighted. I can't wait to find out more about the girl telling the stories in the next book.

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Reading Progress

November 16, 2009 – Shelved
December 15, 2009 – Shelved as: fantasy
December 15, 2009 –
page 40
8.28% "This is great! There are stories within stories within stories within the story. Intriguing, and I've been able to keep far..."
January 1, 2010 – Shelved as: 2010
Started Reading
January 5, 2010 – Finished Reading
January 6, 2010 – Shelved as: own
May 4, 2010 – Shelved as: favorites
October 11, 2011 – Shelved as: fairy-tales

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