Gail Carson Levine




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Gail Carson Levine

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in New York, New York, The United States
September 17, 1947

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Just letting you all know: I'm only going to review books I love. There's enough negative criticism without me piling on. A book is too hard to write.

Gail Carson Levine grew up in New York City and began writing seriously in 1987. Her first book for children, Ella Enchanted, was a 1998 Newbery Honor Book. Levine's other books include Fairest; Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The Wish; 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, her husband, David, and their Airedale, Baxter, live in a 1790 farmhouse in the Hudson River Valley
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Gail Carson Levine The prequel I'm working on is to THE TWO PRINCESSES OF BAMARRE. It's going well, but slowly.
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Here is the cover of The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre, which will come out on May 2nd. I love it, and I’m super-excited about the release. If you remember, this is the prequel to The Two Princesses of Bamarre.

And I’m now on Instagram, where you can find me under my name gailcarsonlevine. I’m finding my way, feeling like a total newbie, but at least you’ll see my dog. I’ll also–if I can figure o...

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“A library is infinity under a roof.”
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“In books and in life, you need to read several pages before someone's true character is revealed.”
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“There's nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you've read only once can't.”
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Madeline Rose Gail wrote: "My pleasure, Madge. Glad you enjoy my books. I hope you're not disappointed in me on Goodreads, though. I tend not to say much."

Not at all! I'm a bit quiet on here too.


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Gail Levine My pleasure, Madge. Glad you enjoy my books. I hope you're not disappointed in me on Goodreads, though. I tend not to say much.


Madeline Rose Thank you for accepting my friend request! Love your books :)


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Gail Levine Sally-Anne--My pleasure. I hope you're not disappointed, though. I tend to be very quiet.


Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm) Thanks for the add!


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Gail Levine Thank you!


message 3: by Johanna (last edited Jan 10, 2013 02:27PM)

Johanna I adore Ella Enchanted :D. I also enjoyed The Two Princesses of Bamarre and Fairest. Writing Magic was one of the first books on writing I read, and it has helped me a lot, and really encouraged me to write. Thank you! ;)


message 2: by Gail

Gail Levine Thank you!


message 1: by Eden

Eden I finished reading your book Ella Enchanted a few days ago and I must say, it was wonderful.

Also, your book Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly is very helpful and inspiring.


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