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Ella Enchanted

Ella Enchanted

by Gail Carson Levine

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? Spunky Ella does not tamely accept her fate and embarks on a quest to break this curse once and for all.

Ella's quest to break the curse and discover who she really is, is both funny and poignant.

"Plenty of humorous twists."— Kirkus

1998 Newbery Honor Book

ALA 1998 Best Book for Young Adults.

8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor, Fantasy

About the Author

Gail Carson Levine Gail Carson Levine grew up in New York City and has been writing all her life. Her first book for children, Ella Enchanted, was a 1998 Newbery Honor Book. Levine’s other books include Dave At Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; and her Princess Tales books: The Princess Test, The Fairy’s Mistake, Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep, Cinderellis and the Glass Hill, For Biddle’s Sake and The Fairy’s Return.

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