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Ella Enchanted

Published by HarperCollins
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In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her. At birth, Ella of Frell was given the gift of obedience by a fairy. Ella soon realizes that this gift is little better than a curse, for how can she truly be herself if at any time anyone can order her to hop on one foot, or cut off her hand, or betray her kingdom–and she’ll have to obey? Ella’s quest to break the curse and discover who she really is, is both funny and poignant.

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
6.75 / 7.0

This was an absolute favorite in my house growing up and is one I’ll always want in my home library. Gail Carson Levine does a fantastic job weaving a beautiful tale of a girl who was given a gift at birth to always obey, but the gift has turned more into an imprisonment that Ella tries to break the curse and be herself. There’s so much magic, adventure, and heart in this fun book.

Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
5.0 / 7.0

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Who Wrote Ella Enchanted

Gail Carson Levine

<p>Gail Carson Levine’s first book for children, <em>Ella Enchanted</em>, was a Newbery Honor Book. Levine’s other books include <em>Ever</em>, a <em>New York Times</em> bestseller; <em>Fairest</em>, a Best Book of the Year for <em>Publishers Weekly</em> and <em>School Library Journal</em>, and a <em>New York Times</em> bestseller; <em>Dave at Night</em>, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; <em>The Wish</em>; <em>The Two Princesses of Bamarre</em>; <em>A Tale of Two Castles</em>; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction books <em>Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly</em> and <em>Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink</em>, as well as the picture books <em>Betsy Who Cried Wolf</em> and <em>Betsy Red Hoodie</em>. Gail Carson Levine and her husband, David, live in a two-centuries-old farmhouse in the Hudson Valley of New York State.</p>

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