HarperTrophy, Paperback, 9780064407052, 240pp.
Publication Date: April 19, 2011
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.
Gail Carson Levine 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 and was made into a feature-length film starring Anne Hathaway. Her 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". Gail and her husband, David, live in the Hudson Valley of New York State.
“As finely designed as a tapestry, with a heroine so spirited that she wins readers’ hearts.”
-ALA Booklist (starred review)
“A thoroughly enchanting novel that deepens and enriches the original tale.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)