The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Ana Juan, Catherynne M. Valente This has all the elements of a perfect children's book: a precocious girl sent on an adventure in a magical realm full of mythic creatures. It's creative, witty, and engaging with incredible illustrations. Ten-year-old Jessica would have been all over this stuff, and twenty-eight-year-old Jessica ate it up, too.