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Ella enchanted / Gail Carson Levine.


That fool of a fairy Lucinda did not intend to lay a curse on me. She meant to bestow a gift. When I cried inconsolably through my first hour of life, my tears were her inspiration. Shaking her head sympathetically at Mother, the fairy touched my nose. 'My gift is obedience. Ella will always be obedient. Now stop crying, child.' I stopped. So begins this richly entertaining story of Ella of Frell, who wants nothing more than to be free of Lucinda's gift and feel that she belongs to herself. For how can she truly belong to herself if she knows that at any time, anyone can order her to hop on one foot, cut off her hand, or betray her kingdom--and she'll have to obey? Against a bold tapestry of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella's spirited account of her quest to break the curse is a funny, poignant, and enchanting tale about an unforgettable heroine who is determined to be herself.

Record details

  • ISBN: 0060275103
  • ISBN: 9780060275105
  • ISBN: 0060275111
  • ISBN: 9780060275112
  • ISBN: 9780064407052
  • ISBN: 0064407055
  • ISBN: 9781413108194
  • ISBN: 1413108199
  • ISBN: 9780060558864
  • ISBN: 0060558865
  • Physical Description: 232 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, [1997]

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
670 Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.1 11.0 3518.
MG Accelerated Reader AR 8.0 4.6 17769.
Accelerated Reader Middle Grade 4.6 8.0 Kilgore Intermediate.
Awards Note:
Newbery Honor Book, 1998
ALA Notable Books for Childlren, 1998
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1998
School Library Journal's Best Books, 1997
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2000
Mark Twain Award nominee, 2000
Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2000
Subject: Blessing and cursing > Juvenile fiction.
Fairy godmothers > Juvenile fiction.
Obedience > Juvenile fiction.
Fairies > Juvenile fiction.
Blassing and cursing > Fiction.
Fairy godmothers > Fiction.
Obedience > Fiction.
Fairies > Fiction.
Blessing and cursing.
Fairy godmothers.
Fantasy fiction.
Girls > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction > Juvenile.
Curriculum resource.
Humorous fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Juvenile works.
Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Humorous fiction.

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