This beloved Newbery Honor-winning story, based on Cinderella, about a feisty heroine is sure to enchant readers new and old.
At her birth, Ella of Frell receives a foolish fairy's gift—the “gift” of obedience. Ella must obey any order, whether it's to hop on one foot for a day and a half, or to chop off her own head! But strong-willed Ella does not accept her fate...
Against a bold backdrop of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella goes on a quest to break the curse forever.
Gail Carson Levine's first book for children, Ella Enchanted, was a Newbery Honor Book. Levine's other books include Ever, a New York Times bestseller; Fairest, a Best Book of the Year for Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal, and a New York Times bestseller; Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; A Tale of Two Castles; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction books Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly and Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink, as well as the picture books Betsy Who Cried Wolf and Betsy Red Hoodie. Gail Carson Levine and her husband, David, live in a two-centuries-old farmhouse in the Hudson Valley of New York State.
Young Hoosier Book Award (Indiana)
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award (Illinois)
Publishers Weekly Best Book
Newbery Honor Book
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award
Maine Student Book Award
California Young Reader Medal
Arizona Young Readers' Award
Iowa Teen Award
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (Vermont)
ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
IRA/CBC Young Adults' Choice
ALA Notable Children's Book
ALA Booklist Editors' Choice
ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults
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