Ella Enchanted

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Harper Collins, Jul 16, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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How can a fairy's blessing be such a curse?

At her birth, Ella of Frell was given a foolish fairy's gift—the "gift" of obedience. Ella must obey any order given to her, whether it's hopping on one foot for a day or chopping off her own head!

But strong-willed Ella does not tamely accept her fate. She goes on a quest, encountering ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, fairy godmothers, and handsome princes, determined to break the curse—and live happily ever after.

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I'm not a fan of fairy tales, so I put off reading this book for a long time. I am a reader who picks up every Newbery Honor and Winning book when I can, so I knew that eventually I would have to end ... Read full review

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This was an okay book. My kids and I listened to it on audio. The narrator's voice was so high-pitched, I sometimes had to go in another room for a break. My kids even noted it, but it didn't seem to ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Gail Carson Levine thinks she can write poetry. Forgive her; the doctors say she’ll be sane again soon. She was born in New York City and shares a birthday with William Carlos Williams. Her first book for children, Ella Enchanted, won a Newbery Honor. Gail’s other books include A Tale of Two Castles; the New York Times bestsellers Ever and Fairest; Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction book Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly and the picture books Betsy Who Cried Wolf! and Betsy Red Hoodie, both illustrated by Scott Nash. Gail and her husband, David, live in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

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