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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: 9780590920681
  • ISBN: 0590920685
  • Physical Description: 232 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, [1997]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Target Audience Note:
670L Lexile
8-12 years
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.6 8 17769.
Awards Note:
Newbery Honor Book, 1998.
Subject: Blessing and cursing > Juvenile fiction.
Fairy godmothers > Juvenile fiction.
Obedience > Juvenile fiction.
Fairies > Juvenile fiction.
Fantasy > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Humorous fiction.

Available copies

  • 68 of 71 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at De Soto.


  • 1 current hold with 71 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
De Soto Public Library JF LEVINE Gail Carson (Text) 33858000087304 Juvenile Fiction Available -

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