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Gail Carson Levine
Gail Carson Levine's first book for children, Ella Enchanted, was a Newbery Honor Book. Levine's other books include Ever, a New York Times bestseller; Fairest, a Best Book of the Year for Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal, and a New York Times bestseller; Dave at Night, an ALA Notable... show more



Gail Carson Levine's first book for children, Ella Enchanted, was a Newbery Honor Book. Levine's other books include Ever, a New York Times bestseller; Fairest, a Best Book of the Year for Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal, and a New York Times bestseller; Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; A Tale of Two Castles; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction books Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly and Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink, as well as the picture books Betsy Who Cried Wolf and Betsy Red Hoodie. Gail Carson Levine and her husband, David, live in a two-centuries-old farmhouse in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

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Birth date: September 17, 1947
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 1 year ago
I don't hate myself enough to continue to read this book. Going to find something else to fit the "A Grimm Tale" square. I just don't have the patience for the singing or Aza and others talking about how ugly she is every freaking five seconds. My biggest issue is that Aza's not interesting enough t...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 1 year ago
Meh. There were some nice changes from the standard Snow White, and I quite liked that she wasn't beautiful at all, but downright ugly. But it will never be my favorite. Weirdly, whereas the musical aspect of Seraphina really engaged me, the constant singing just kind of annoyed me, and that is hug...
danae
danae rated it 3 years ago
I really enjoy reading this book. It is magical and silly and also touching. It's definitely a unique take on Cinderella. (There are a couple of movie spoilers in this next paragraph. The last one's safe, though.) Regarding the movie, I can definitely understand the disappointment of fans who saw ...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 4 years ago
That fool of a fairy Lucinda did not itend 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 obedi...
Read It and Weep
Read It and Weep rated it 4 years ago
This book is a fantasy story about two sisters that could not be more different. When brave Princess Meryl catches the Grey Death, cautious Princess Addie must set off on a dangerous quest to look for a cure. I would implement this book in the classroom as a way to address stereotypes. I would then ...
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