In the Night Garden An outcast girl regales a princeling with strange stories featuring shape-shifting sorceresses, a bawdy, hard-drinking mermaid-like creature named Grog, and, yes, vegetarian dog-headed monks sent… In the Night Garden An outcast girl regales a princeling with strange stories featuring shape-shifting sorceresses, a bawdy, hard-drinking mermaid-like creature named Grog, and, yes, vegetarian dog-headed monks sent… 2006-10-31 Fiction Spectra
Book Review

In the Night Garden (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 31, 2006; Writer: Catherynne M. Valente; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Spectra

An outcast girl regales a princeling with strange stories featuring shape-shifting sorceresses, a bawdy, hard-drinking mermaid-like creature named Grog, and, yes, vegetarian dog-headed monks sent to kill a female antipope.

For Fans of...
Women Who Run With the Wolves, The Arabian Nights, the Brothers Grimm, Freud, etc.

Last Word
Valente's lyrical, witchy, sometimes garish fantasy mixes feminist grit and pixie dust.

Originally posted Nov 17, 2006 Published in issue #908 Nov 24, 2006 Order article reprints
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