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Gail Carson Levine

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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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“We wear clothes, and speak, and create civilizations, and believe we are more than wolves. But inside us there is a word we cannot pronounce and that is who we are.”
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“A library is infinity under a roof.”
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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.”
Gail Carson Levine, Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly

“Step follows step,
Hope follows Courage,
Set your face towards danger,
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Madeline 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 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! ;)


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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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