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Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
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Apr 09, 08

bookshelves: fantasy
Recommended for: Grades 5-8
Read in April, 2008

CIP summary: In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

Pithy Review: This funny, lively, and welcome reexamination of the Cinderella theme has many new twists and a spunky heroine who creatively fights to overcome her ‘gift’ of obedience.

Kirkus Reviews: Starred review. "..refreshing take on one of the world's most popular fairy tales..."
School Library Journal: "A thoroughly enchanting novel that deepens and enriches the original tale."
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Laura Barbara, your "pithy review" is spot-on! Ella Enchanted is still my favorite fairy-tale-revisited, for all the reasons you mentioned. Your review made me want to pick it up and read it all over again.



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