Ella Enchanted: A Newbery Honor Award Winner (Paperback)
Ella Enchanted is, by far, one of the best children’s books I have ever read. Ella is a spunky, insubordinate young lady with a knack for learning languages, but on the eve of her birth she is cursed with unconditional obedience.
Ella’s quest to break this curse takes her across kingdoms, through encounters with elves, ogres, fairies, and princes. Ella Enchanted is a phenomenal story that helps young girls to unlearn Disney’s meek and passive ideals, and inspires us to pursue our own independence.
This beloved Newbery Honor-winning story 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.
A tween favorite for 25 years—now shared with today's young readers by moms, teachers, and other adults who remember the pleasure of discovering this fun fairy-tale retelling themselves!
About the Author
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; Stolen Magic; The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre; Ogre Enchanted; 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.
“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)