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In the Night Garden

(The first book in the Orphan's Tales series)
A novel by

World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book
A Book of Wonders for Grown-Up Readers

Every once in a great while a book comes along that reminds us of the magic spell that stories can
cast over us - to dazzle, entertain, and enlighten. Welcome to the Arabian Nights for our time - a lush and fantastical epic guaranteed to spirit you away from the very first page….

Secreted away in a garden, a lonely girl spins stories to warm a curious prince: peculiar feats and unspeakable fates that loop through each other and back again to meet in the tapestry of her voice. Inked on her eyelids, each twisting, tattooed tale is a piece in the puzzle of the girl's own hidden history. And what tales she tells! Tales of shape-shifting witches and wild horsewomen, heron kings and beast princesses, snake gods, dog monks, and living stars - each story more strange and fantastic than the one that came before. From ill-tempered “mermaid” to fastidious Beast, nothing is ever quite what it seems in these ever-shifting tales - even, and especially, their teller. Adorned with illustrations by the legendary Michael Kaluta, Valente's enchanting lyrical fantasy offers a breathtaking reinvention of the untold myths and dark fairy tales that shape our dreams. And just when you think you've come to the end, you realize the adventure has only begun….


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Used availability for Catherynne M Valente's In the Night Garden

Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden
Author(s): Catherynne M Valente
ISBN: 1-4352-8891-2 / 978-1-4352-8891-1 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

October 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: 1: The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden
Author(s): Catherynne M Valente
ISBN: 0-553-38403-1 / 978-0-553-38403-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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Kindle Editions

October 2006 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden: 1
Author(s): Catherynne Valente
Publisher: Spectra
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