The fourth instalment in the bestselling Fairyland series, hailed as 'one of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century' (Time magazine).
When a young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fairyland by the Golden Wind, he becomes a changeling - a human boy - in the strange city of Chicago, a place no less bizarre and magical than Fairyland when seen through trollish eyes.
Left with a human family, Hawthorn struggles with his troll nature and his changeling fate. But when he turns twelve, he stumbles upon a way back home, to a Fairyland much changed from the one he remembers.
Soon, Hawthorn finds himself at the centre of a changeling revolution - until he comes face to face with a beautiful young Scientiste with very big, very red assistant . . .
With The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, Catherynne M. Valente's wisdom and wit will continue to charm readers of all ages.
Catherynne M. Valente is a New York Times bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction. She is the author of The Orphan's Tales, In the Night Garden, Palimpsest (nominated for the Hugo Award and the Locus Award), and the bestselling The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, which won the Andre Norton Award for YA literature in 2011. Valente lives on a small island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, and one cat.