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Ella Enchanted (Newbery Honor Book) Hardcover – 1 May 1997

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (1 May 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060275103
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060275105
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (235 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 350,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Levine provides a winning combination of memorable characters & and alluring fantasy realm that will leave readers with hopes of future tales of Ella and Prince Char”
“A thoroughly enchanting novel that deepens and enriches the original tale.”
“Now room must be made for Levine’s superbly plotted and thoroughly enjoyable retelling of the Cinderella story”

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About the Author

GAIL CARSON LEVINE GREW UP IN NEW YORK CITY AND HAS BEEN WRITING ALL HER LIFE. IN HIGH SCHOOL, HER POEMS WERE PUBLISHED IN TWO ANTHOLOGIES OF TEENAGE POETRY. SHE AND HER HUSBAND, DAVID, COLLABORATED ON A CHILDREN’S MUSICAL THAT WAS PRODUCED BY A THEATRE IN BROOKLYN. TODAY, SHE, DAVID, AND THEIR AIREDALE, JAKE, LIVE IN A 2OO-YEAR OLD FARMHOUSE IN BREWSTER, NEW YORK.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 April 1999
Format: Hardcover
Being a very avid reader at a young age presented pproblems for me. I could never find a book that was at the right level! When I got Ella Enchanted, however, I forgot that fact and was quickly drawn into the author's tale of magic and romance. Ella is a young maiden who, at her birth, was given a "gift" by fairy Lucinda. But what a horrible gift it is! Ella must do whatever anyone commands her! Now she has come to think of it as a curse. In this hilarious yet serious story, Ella goes through a mother's death, a fairy as a godmother, and boarding school with a selfish girl who has discovered the curse. When she runs away she is escorted home after dealing with ogres by the prince. When he proposes, she realizes that she will be putting the kingdom in danger because of the curse...what will happen next? Read and find out! Phew! Just talking about a book this good makes me want to read it again!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Oct. 1997
Format: Hardcover
This book is delightful!
All my old questions about Cinderella were answered. Why would Cinderella put up with her bossy stepsisters? Because she was under a curse, of course. Why couldn't anyone recognize her? It was a masked ball, of course. Why wouldn't her shoes fit anyone else? You'll have to read the book for that one.
Today's women don't really respect a Prince who falls for a girl because of her looks. And now we learn that that isn't the way it was at all. Ella and the Prince had known and corresponded with each other for years. Ella's personality is what enchanted the Prince, as well as the reader. This means giving up the desperate search for the owner of the shoe, as he knows where to go. But it's worth it.
Adventures with ogres only add to the fun. This book leaves you with a satisfied feeling. I hope that this author writes more books soon!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miss E. Potten on 27 Jun. 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought this on the strength of the glowing reviews on here, especially from people who loved both the book AND the film. I actually found the two to be very different, and on balance I much prefer the film (sacrilege, I know, I know...). Where the film is more of a satire on fairytales (Prince Char has a fan club, his evil uncle is trying to take his place, the fairy godmother's lover is trapped as a magical book), the novel is a far more conventional retelling of Cinderella (with no evil uncle in sight!).

Ella has been given a 'gift' by a well-meaning but thoughtless fairy. She has to be obedient at all times. Whether she's being told to wash the dishes or give up her most treasured possessions, she has to do as she's told. When her world falls apart and her vile stepmother and stepsisters find out about her obedience, she realises that the only way to stop this madness - and her domestic slavery - is to find the fairy, Lucinda, and persuade her to take away the gift. So she leaves her home town of Frell and sets off to find her, leaving behind her best friend, her home and her growing romance with Prince Charmont.

So far, so different from the movie - but still eminently readable and a sweet story. It's the ending that fell apart completely for me. The film had a gripping, exciting ending that made full use of the compulsive nature of Ella's obedience to create tension and a great climax. The novel just fell quietly into a bland ending which was really disappointing at the conclusion of such a feisty heroine's story. It was perfect holiday fluff, but I don't think I'll be rereading this one. I'll buy myself the DVD instead!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Jan. 1999
Format: Hardcover
This Cinderella-like story tells about Ella, a fifteen year old girl who was granted at birth with the gift of obiedience by her fairy godmother, Lucinda. She must obey every command bestowed upon her. When Ella's mother dies, she is sent off to Finishing School where she is bossed around all day by her two new stepsisters, Hattie and Olive, who order her to comb their hair, clean their rooms, and even ditch her best friend in the whole world! Ella decides to run away to find Lucinda so she can reverse the spell. When Lucinda won't do it, Ella returns to her home town of Frell where Ella and the Prince, Char, fall madly in love. Debating marriage to Char, she tries to overcome the spell, but realizes that only the strongest love will allow her to overpower the magic of Lucinda. I loved this book and agree that it is a novel for all ages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 July 2000
Format: Library Binding
After spending the first hour of her life crying, a fairy apears. And that fairy didn't mean to lay a curse on Ella, but to bestow a gift. Touching Ella's nose she said,"Ella will always be obedient." Though no matter how hard Ella's mother tried she could not get the fairy to undo the curse. But then when Ella was 15 her mother died,(the only one who knew about the curse!) And her greedy father was left to take care of her. Now the only friend she has is Prince Char, but Char means more to her then anything, he is her alley, her best friend. Now it will take all of Ella's courage and strenghth to save them both from the dreadful curse!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 July 2000
Format: Library Binding
After spending the first hour of her life crying, a fairy apears. And that fairy didn't mean to lay a curse on Ella, but to bestow a gift. Touching Ella's nose she said,"Ella will always be obedient." Though no matter how hard Ella's mother tried she could not get the fairy to undo the curse. But then when Ella was 15 her mother died,(the only one who knew about the curse!) And her greedy father was left to take care of her. Now the only friend she has is Prince Char, but Char means more to her then anything, he is her alley, her best friend. Now it will take all of Ella's courage and strenghth to save them both from the dreadful curse!
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