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eBook Ella Enchanted ePub

by Gail Carson Levine

  • ISBN: 0060558865
  • Category: Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Gail Carson Levine
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reissue edition (February 17, 2004)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1660 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1923 kb
  • Other: azw lrf doc lit
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 235

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Extras from Ella Enchanted. Ella by Any Other Name. A Sneak Peek at Gail Carson Levine’s Next Novel, A Tale of Two Castles.

Extras from Ella Enchanted.

Ella Enchanted is a Newbery Honor book written by Gail Carson Levine and published in 1997. The story is a retelling of Cinderella featuring various mythical creatures including fairies, elves, ogres, gnomes, and giants

Ella Enchanted is a Newbery Honor book written by Gail Carson Levine and published in 1997. The story is a retelling of Cinderella featuring various mythical creatures including fairies, elves, ogres, gnomes, and giants. In 2006, Levine went on to write Fairest, a retelling of the story of Snow White, set in the same world as Ella Enchanted. In 2018, Levine published Ogre Enchanted, a prequel to Ella Enchanted.

Gail Carson Levine's examination of traditional female roles in fairy tales takes some satisfying twists and deviations .

Gail Carson Levine's examination of traditional female roles in fairy tales takes some satisfying twists and deviations from the original. Ella is bound by obedience against her will, and takes matters in her own hands with ambition and verve.

Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine. A foreword from gail carson levine

Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine. A foreword from gail carson levine. A butterfly-just being itself, obeying no commands from a misguided fairy-flaps its wings in your backyard, and a few weeks later, a hurricane brews over a distant ocean. But no wing flap, no hurricane.

About the author 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

About the author 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. Other books include Ever, Fairest, Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The Wish, The Fairy's Return, 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 book Betsy Who Cried Wolf, illustrated by Scott Nash.

Gail Carson Levine's first book for children, Ella Enchanted, was a Newbery Honor Book

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. Ella is bound by obedience against her will, and takes matters in her own hands with ambition and verve

Gail Carson Levine's examination of traditional female roles in fairy tales takes some satisfying twists and deviations from the original. Her relationship with the prince is balanced and based on humor and mutual respect; in fact, it is she who ultimately rescues him. Ella Enchanted has won many well-deserved awards, including a Newbery Honor. Ages 9 to 14) -Emilie Coulter.

Fandoms: Ella Enchanted - All Media Types, Ella Enchanted (2004), Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine, Harry Potter - J. . K. Rowling, Harry Potter - Fandom. Teen And Up Audiences. Choose Not To Use Archive Warnings. Join her as she tries to lift the enchantment with the help of Gold, the sassy family cook; while dodging the machinations of her terrible family; and fighting her step brother, Robin, (it's not much of a match-up lol) for the affections of Princess Regina along the way. On April 9, 2004, a movie loosely based on the novel was released.

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.

Comments

Kabei Kabei
Doing a fairy tail reimagining can be a slippery slope as your in danger of falling into a straight retelling which no one really wants to read. We want a unique spin on a story we know well. Ella Enchanted does a great job of managing this, save for the end which felt exactly the same as the original tale. That one knock aside, the author adds so many newer elements that one misstep isn't that big a deal. In fact, aside from the last few chapters, there were times I forgot this was a new take on Cinderella.

Introduction of the obedience spell was easily my favorite new aspect to the story, leading to a rather interesting plot of Ella trying to break the curse by finding Lucinda, the fairy who cast the spell on her. More so then that, it provided really entertaining and interesting internal dialogue as she struggled to fight against the curse, ultimately failing each time. Lucinda herself is also a really entertaining character, one of whimisicalness and lack of fore thought. I'm a sucker for characters who have good intentions, but only seems to bring harm.

As it should be, the best character in the book is Ella, honorary mention going to her dad who was cold as ice yet had something about him that pulled you in. With Ella you have a spunky young girl who just wants to be able to live her life without being told what to do. Her interactions with others as well as the internal struggle I mentioned above, are just fun to read. I particularly liked how Char and her acted around each other. It never felt forced, their enjoyment of each other culminating in love made sense, if with a slant towards them both being young.

Books definitely worth checking out if you want a new take on an old tale. I know it's made me want to buy and read Fairest as soon as I can.
Hugifyn Hugifyn
I hated reading as a child. I struggled making sense of every sentence and read only what was required of me in school. In 7th grade I stumbled upon this gem that changed how I would view reading forever. I loved the world Gail Carson Levine created, and the strength of her main character in the face of every challenge she faced has remained with me as an adult. If you have a young resistant reader, pick this up. If he or she still resists, get the audio book--it's flawless and wonderfully narrated with each character uniquely voiced. If you read and love this book and are looking for a similarly fiery heroine, I highly recommend the Boston Jane historical fiction series by Jennifer Holm.
Arar Arar
I read this book many many years ago when I was a teenager and absolutely loved it. I have reread it through the years even as an adult and I just bought it for our niece as a Christmas gift. It is a wonderful story of a young girl who is "gifted" with obedience, but every gift comes with a catch. It is a story of adventure and a girl trying to be herself. Along the way there are many different creatures she meets (giants and trolls oh my) and a very heroic young prince. I would definitely recommend this book to young and not-so-young alike.
Enalonasa Enalonasa
So warm and wonderful. This is the best take on Cinderella yet, (although the Drew Barrymore movie, Ever After, comes close) because it makes it seem to real and possible yet at the same time draws you into a magical world.

Top praise: the relationship between Ella and the prince, Char, is developed over a long time, so none of the “fall in love at first sight” crap that so many tales lie to our children.

Besides that’s, it’s written very well, the world is thoroughly explored, and the characters have depth. Great book, probably most suited for pre/teen girls, but can be enjoyed by all ages and genders.
Eta Eta
Not to give away my age, but I owned this book when I was younger and lent it to a friend and never got it back. I finally gave into my desire to own it again and purchased it from amazon. I'm so happy that I did. This book definitely holds up even after all these years. It's this kind of writing that helped me fall in love with the idea of being a writer. I've read some of Gail Carson Levine's other books and enjoyed them to varying degrees. I remember reading The Wish and thinking, even as a child, that it was incredibly bland. But Ella Enchanted is truly one of her gems.

It is heartfelt and well-written with a truly wonderful heroine. Now that I'm older I do see more of the problems. The writing is a lot simpler than I remember but I suppose that it needs to be for the reading level of the target audience so I won't count that as a negative. As with most young adult novels, it is on the shorter side. This leads to some awkward pacing and a lack of development. There's not really enough of her friend Areida or her adventures. The romance with Char is underdeveloped though conveyed skillfully enough that by the end I was very invested in the outcome. The ending and epilogue after the dramatic conclusion also come across as a little rushed. Still, I think it's a wonderful story for young girls and a truly inspiring heroine for them to identify with. For older readers, it's a pleasant diversion. The strength of the story is Ella and the way Levine writes the scenes that are meant to have a big emotional impact. I understand when people say the story meanders a bit and how it could be boring for some people. Levine doesn't do a great job with descriptions despite the complexity of the world she's imagined. It's difficult to really picture anything in your head based on the descriptions she gives. She's not a world-builder like the big name fantasy writers. She's more interested in the characters and the main plot arc for the heroine.

I would recommend this book for a reader or parent looking for a strong, believable female protagonist. It's not a great fantasy novel and it's a little underdeveloped but the individual scenes are well written and the emotion, lesson, and strong character arc are there. I'd also recommend getting the new version as there are great extras including information about the languages Levine developed for the various creatures in the world of Ella Enchanted. I don't remember these being included in the first edition.