Ella Enchanted Books In Publication Order
- Ella Enchanted (1997)
- The Two Princesses of Bamarre (2001)
- Fairest (2006)
- Ever (2008)
- The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre (2017)
- Ogre Enchanted (2018)
The Princess Tales Books In Publication Order
- The Fairy’s Mistake (1999)
- The Princess Test (1999)
- Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep (1999)
- Cinderellis and the Glass Hill (2000)
- For Biddle’s Sake (2002)
- The Fairy’s Return (2002)
- The Fairy’s Return and Other Princess Tales (2002)
A Tale of Two Castles Books In Publication Order
- A Tale of Two Castles (2011)
- Stolen Magic (2015)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Dave at Night (1999)
- The Wish (2000)
- Betsy Who Cried Wolf (2002)
- Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg (2005)
- Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand (2007)
- Fairies and the Quest for Never Land (2010)
- A Ceiling Made of Eggshells (2020)
Poetry Collections In Publication Order
- Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It (2012)
- Transient (2016)
Picture Books In Publication Order
- Betsy Red Hoodie (2010)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Writing Magic (2006)
- Writer to Writer (2014)
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Gail Carson Levine Books Overview
How can a fairy’s
blessing be such a curse?
At her birth, Ella of Frell was the unfortunate recipient of a foolish fairy’s gift the ‘gift’ of obedience. Ella must obey any order given to her, whether it’s hopping on one foot for a day and a half, or chopping off her own head! But strong willed Ella does not tamely accept her fate. Against a bold backdrop of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella goes on a quest to break the curse once and for all.
In this incredible debut novel comes the richly entertaining story of Ella of Frell, who at birth was given the gift of obedience by a fairy. Ella soon realizes that this gift is little better than a curse, for how can she truly be herself if at anytime anyone can order her to hop on one foot, or cut off her hand, or betray her kingdom’and she’ll have to obey? Against a bold tapestry of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella’s quest to break the curse once and for all and discover who she really is is as sharply funny as Catherine, Called Birdy and as richly poignant as Beauty, and has all the marks of a classic in the making.
00 Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Book Award, 99 00 Black Eyed Susan Award Gr 6 9 Cat, 00 CA Young Reader Medal Mid. School/Jr. High Cat., 01 Blue Spruce Award Masterlist YA Cat., and 00 Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award Grades 6 8 Cat.
2000 List of Popular Paperbacks for YA and 00 Judy Lopez Memorial Award Honor Book
A kingdom beset by monsters…
A disease that weakens and destroys…
An epic poem and a hero of long ago…
A story of danger and desperation. The Two Princesses of Bamarre couldn’t be more different. Princess Addie is fearful and shy. Her deepest wish is for safety. Princess Meryl is bold and brave. Her deepest wish is to save the kingdom of Bamarre. They are sisters, and they mean the world to each other. Then disaster strikes, and Addie terrified and unprepared sets out on a perilous quest. In her path are monsters of Bamarre: ogres, specters, gryphons, and dragons. Addie must battle them, but time is running out, and the sister’s lives and Barmarre’s fate hang in the balance. Gail Carson Levine left her mark on fantasy with her well loved 1998 Newbery Honor book Ella Enchanted. Now she has created another shimmering and tapestried landscape of fantasy and fairies. Bamarre and the journeys of its two princesses will burn themselves into the minds of readers, and all will relish this moving saga about two sisters groping their way toward heroism. Performed by Lynn Redgrave
From School Library Journal Starred Review. Grade 6 Up In a world in which elegance, beauty, and singing ability are revered, Aza is bulky, awkward, and homely. Her saving grace is that she can sing and has a gift of voice manipulation that she calls illusing. Through a chance meeting at her familys inn, a duchess invites Aza to act as her companion and accompany her to the palace to attend the kings wedding. When the beautiful new queen discovers Azas gift for throwing her voice and for mimicry, she sees a way of protecting her reputation and disguising her own lack of talent. Pressured by the womans threats upon her family, Aza deceives the court into believing that Ivi is a gifted singer. When the ruse is discovered, Aza is forced to flee the castle in order to save her life. Through her adventures, she discovers her own strength of character, learns about her true heritage, and decides that her physical appearance is not worthy of the stress and worry she has wasted on it. The plot is fast paced, and Azas growth and maturity are well crafted and believable. Readers will enjoy the fairy tale setting while identifying with the real life problems of living in an appearance obsessed society. A distinguished addition to any collection. Melissa Christy Buron, Epps Island Elementary, Houston, TX Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Falling in love is easy…
for Kezi, a beautiful mortal, dancer, and rug weaver, and for Olus, Akkan god of the winds. Their love brings Kezi the strength to fight her fate, and it gives Olus the strength to confront his fears. Together and apart they encounter spiders with webs of iron, the cruel lord of the land of the dead, the mysterious god of destiny, and the tests of the Akkan gods. If they succeed, they will be together; but if they fail, Olus will have to endure the ultimate loss, and Kezi will have to make the supreme sacrifice. Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine has created a stunning world of flawed gods, unbreakable vows, and ancient omens. Her story of love, fate, and belief is spellbinding.
Gail Carson Levine charmed the world with Ella Enchanted, her spirited retelling of the Cinderella story. Now this award winning author turns her attention to two more classic fairy tales, and deftly turns them upside down and inside out with her trademark wit and hilarity. In The Fairy’s Mistake, two very different sisters have two very different encounters with the fairy Ethelinda. Rosella is kind and helpful. Her reward: Jewels and gems tumble out of her mouth whenever she speaks. Myrtle is rude and spiteful. Her punishment: Bugs and vipers slither out of her mouth. The fairy Ethelinda feels she’s meted out justice just right until she discovers Rosella has been locked up by a greedy prince and Myrtle is having the time of her life! In The Princess Test, King Humphrey has decided it’s time for his son, Prince Nicholas, to marry. But he must make sure the bride is a real princess. So he devises a series of princess tests, designed to weed out the phonies and the fakes. Meanwhile, Nicholas has fallen in love with Lorelei, a mere blacksmith’s daughter. She’s no princess, but he wants to marry her all the same but how will she ever pass the terrible tests?In these first two delightfully entertaining, laugh out loud Princess Tales, Gail Levine gently spoofs the notion that fairies are always right and that tests can ever prove a person’s worth, but holds fast to the notion that true love will always win in the end.
Gail Carson Levine charmed the world with Ella Enchanted, her spirited retelling of the Cinderella story. Now this award winning author turns her attention to two more classic fairy tales, and deftly turns them upside down and inside out with her trademark wit and hilarity. In The Fairy’s Mistake, two very different sisters have two very different encounters with the fairy Ethelinda. Rosella is kind and helpful. Her reward: Jewels and gems tumble out of her mouth whenever she speaks. Myrtle is rude and spiteful. Her punishment: Bugs and vipers slither out of her mouth. The fairy Ethelinda feels she’s meted out justice just right until she discovers Rosella has been locked up by a greedy prince and Myrtle is having the time of her life!In The Princess Test, King Humphrey has decided its time for his son, Prince Nicholas, to marry. But he must make sure the bride is a real princess. So he devises a series of princess tests, designed to weed out the phonies and the fakes. Meanwhile, Nicholas has fallen in love with Lorelei, a mere blacksmith’s daughter. She’s no princess, but he wants to marry her all the same but how will she ever pass the terrible tests?In these first two delightfully entertaining, laugh out loud Princess Tales, Gail Levine gently spoofs the notion that fairies are always right and that tests can never prove a persons worth, but holds fast to the notion that true love will always win in the end.
A spiteful fairy. A beautiful princess. An outstretched finger. A spindle. A hundred year snooze. A charming prince. A kiss. All the familiar ingredients. But wait! Where did that extra prince come from? And those fairy gifts that were never there before? And what does a flock of balding sheep have to do with anything?Gail Carson Levine has waved her magic wand over the old standby of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and presto! It reappears, transformed, sparkling and hilarious. Chuckles and giggles are guaranteed.
Ralph said, ‘Rain tomorrow.’ Burt said, ‘Barley needs it. You’re covered with cinders, Ellis.’ Ralph thought that was funny. ‘That’s funny.’ He laughed. ‘That’s what we should call him Cinderellis.’ Burt guffawed. In this unusual spin on an old favorite, Cinderlla is a boy! He’s Cinderellis, and he has two unfriendly brothers and no fairy godmother to help him out. Luckily, he does have magical powders, and he intends to use them to win the hand of his Princess Charming that is, Marigold. The only problem is Marigold thinks Cinderellis is a monster! Gail Carson Levine is the author of Ella Enchanted, a spirited retelling of the ‘real’ Cinderella fairy tale and a 1998 Newberry Honor Book. In this fourth of her Princess Tales, Levine brings new life and new fun into a little known tale and proves that determination, imagination, and kindness can carry the day.
There she was, chartreuse and warty and smiling at him. Such a nice smile. Something in his heart fluttered. The young maiden, Parsley, will eat nothing but parsley, which in Snettering on Snoakes grows only in the fairy Bombina’s garden. All is well until Bombina is released from the fairy queen’s dungeon. Her crime? Failing to get along with humans. And turning them into toads! Meanwhile, twin princes Randolph and Rudolph are causing trouble at Biddle Castle and pinning everything on their younger brother, Tansy. Prince Tansy cares about Biddle. Randolph and Rudolph don’t. But one of the twins will be king, unless Prince Tansy accepts help from a green Biddlebum Toad! A delightful retelling of the little known German fairy tale ‘Puddocky,’ this fifth Princess Tale from Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shows that nothing is quite as it seems and that anything is possible, with a dash of magic and a barrel of love.
Boy meets princess, and it’s love at first sight. Both laugh at the same jokes. Both are named after birds. His name is Robin, hers is Lark. Could there ever have been a more perfect match? But alas! King Harrumphrey won’t let Lark marry a baker’s son. And Robin is betrothed to someone else. Now toss in Robin’s nonsense talking brothers, Nat and Matt, their versifying father, and Ethelinda, the fairy who wrought havoc in The Fairy’s Mistake, and you’ve got a ‘nutcrazical’ situation! A hilarious spoof on ‘The Golden Goose’ by the Brothers Grimm, The Fairy’s Return is the sixth Princess Tale from beloved Newbery Honor author and master fairy tale reteller Gail Carson Levine.
Ever since Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine introduced the magical village of Snettering on Snoakes in the faraway Kingdom of Biddle, young readers have been laughing their way through her hilarious retellings of famous and not so famous fairy tales.
Now, for the first time, the six beloved Princess Tales are together in one magnificent volume:
The high jinks begin in The Fairy’s Mistake, which pokes fun at a meddlesome fairy whose plans for good go terribly awry. In The Princess Test, the author spoofs the notion that a pea can prove a person’s pedigree. Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep features a genius of a princess, a hundred years of snooze, two princes, and a flock of balding sheep! Cinderella is a boy in Cinderellis and the Glass Hill, and the glass slipper is a glass hill. In For Biddle’s Sake, Parsley tries to forget her beloved prince and get used to life as a Biddlebum Toad. The road to happily ever after isn’t easy when a baker’s son and a princess fall in love in The Fairy’s Return.
Elements of the classics are woven into these not so typical retellings of ‘Toads and Diamonds,’ ‘The Princess and the Pea,’ ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ ‘The Princess on the Glass Hill,’ ‘Puddocky,’ and ‘The Golden Goose.’ The fresh and funny twists on favorite fairy tales will win the hearts and capture the imaginations of young readers everywhere.
Newbery Honor author of Ella Enchanted Gail Carson Levine weaves a spellbinding tale about a clever hero*ine, a dragon detective, and a shape shifting ogre. Newly arrived in the town of Two Castles, Elodie unexpectedly becomes the assistant to a brilliant dragon named Meenore, and together they solve mysteries. Their most important case concerns the town’s shape shifting ogre, Count Jonty Um: Someone is plotting against him. Elodie must disguise herself to discover the source of the threat amid a cast of characters that includes a greedy king, a giddy princess, and a handsome cat trainer. Readers who loved Ella Enchanted and Fairest will delight in this tale of a spirited hero*ine who finds friendship where she least expects it and discovers that goodness and evil come in all shapes and sizes.
If nobody wants him, that’s fine. He’ll just take care of himself.
When his father dies, Dave knows nothing will ever be thesame. And then it happens. Dave lands in an orphanage the cold and strict Hebrew Home for Boys in Harlem far from the life he knew on the Lower East Side. But he’s not so worried. He knows he’ll be okay. He always is. If it doesn’t work out, he’ll just leave, find a better place to stay. But it’s not that simple.
Outside the gates of the orphanage, the nighttime streets of Harlem buzz with jazz musicians and swindlers; exclusive parties and mystifying strangers. Inside, another world unfolds, thick with rare friendships and bitter enemies. Perhaps somewhere, among it all, Dave can find a place that feels like home.
01 02 Young Hoosier Book Award Masterlist Gr 6 8, 02 Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Book Award Nominee Master List and 00 01 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Bk Award Masterlist
2000 Notable Children’s Books ALA and 2000 Best Books for Young Adults ALA
There’s nothing wrong with Wilma Sturtz. She’s perfectly nice. But nobody cares about nice at Claverford, her middle school. Wilma is left out, forgotten, ignored until she meets an extraordinary old lady who grants a wish: for Wilma to be the most popular kid in school. Presto! Everything changes. Now Wilma has more best friends than she can keep track of and forty dates to the Graduation Night Dance; and someone is writing her love poetry. What more could she want? Nothing! But will it last? How can Wilma make sure she is never unpopular again?
From Gail Carson Levine, author of the Newbery Honor book Ella Enchanted, this modern day fairy tale shows a very real girl in a very unusual predicament, and along the way it reveals some painful truths about whether or not we really want to be liked for who we are.
Books for the Teen Age 2001 NYPL
On her eighth birthday Betsy takes the Shepherds’ Oath and is determined to be the best shepherd in Bray Valley history Any wolf who tries to eat her sheep had better watch out. But Zimmo is no ordinary wolf he’s a hungry wolf with a Plan!In her first picture book, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine puts her own spin on a traditional tale, while Scott Nash brings a comic sensibility to this hilarious retelling. The result will tickle, delight, and even leave readers with a moral or two, or three…
Prilla, the newest fairy to arrive in Never Land, is so odd that Never Land itself isn’t certain whether to let her into Fairy Haven. Prilla shakes hands when she meets other fairies, and she says ‘Pleased to meet you,’ instead of ‘Fly with you.’ What’s more, she calls Tinker Bell Miss Bell. She acts more like a Clumsy than a self respecting Never fairy should. To make matters worse, Prilla doesn’t know what her talent is or if she has one at all. Mother Dove, the wisest creature in Never Land, thinks Prilla has a talent, but even she isn’t certain. A diabolical hurricane, a selfish fairy, Captain Hook, snobby mermaids, a fierce golden hawk, and the evil dragon Kyto combine in a tantalizing elixir that tests Mother Dove’s wisdom, Tink’s courage, and Prilla’s mettle. Even Clumsy children on the mainland even readers, wherever they may be play a crucial role in deciding Never Land’s fate. Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg is written by Newberry Honor winning author Gail Carson Levine, master of the modern fairy tale. It is illustrated in stunning detail by David Christiana.
In this best selling sequel to Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg, Newbery Honor winning author Gail Carson Levine and illustrator David Christiana spin a riveting fairytale about the dangers of dreams come true. The mermaid Soop has sent a flood to Fairy Haven! Water talent fairy Rani must bring Soop a wand, or the Home Tree and all the Never fairies will be swept away.
But wise Mother Dove isn’t sure which is worse, a wand or a flood. Wand wishes, tantalizing wand wishes, are risky. The most innocent wish can cause untold trouble. And not even Mother Dove knows that wands have hearts and minds kind hearts or cruel hearts, sympathetic minds or minds filled with spite and mischief.
Rani, Tinker Bell, and Ree, queen of the Never fairies, set out on a perilous quest for a wand, a journey that takes them across an ocean to the palace of the terrifying Great Wanded fairies. Many obstacles stand between the questers and success: Tink’s disappearance, a mermaid’s magical song, wand madness, and even Never Land itself.
Meanwhile, the floodwaters are rising…
Gwendolyn Carlisle loves fairies, perhaps too much. On her birthday, she receives the precious ‘kiss’ necklace which has been passed down from mother to daughter ever since Peter Pan gave it to Wendy Darling. That night, Gwendolyn has the first of her visions tantalizing, lifelike visions, almost as if she were actually in Fairy Haven. She sees animaltalent fairy Beck give a pie to wise Mother Dove and hears the voices of water talent Rani and even Tinker Bell herself. More than anything, Gwendolyn wishes she could be there. When she is just about to lose hope, Peter Pan comes at last and blows fairy dust on her. The instant they reach Never Land, she sets out to find fairies. But the fairies are not eager to meet her. Then the evil Kyto, a dragon the fairies once helped to capture, escapes. He intends to destroy Never Land, starting with Fairy Haven. The fairies have but one choice: they must stop Kyto. As they set out on their desperate quest a quest that could be their very last the fairies must decide if Gwendolyn can help or hinder…
. Infused with magic and feeling, and bursting with excitement, this thrilling tale is the third in the celebrated series of illustrated novels from Newbery Honor winning author Gail Carson Levine and renowned illustrator David Christiana.
This Is Just to Say If you re looking for a nice happy book put this one down and run away quickly Forgive me sweetness and good cheer are boring Inspired by William Carlos Williams’s famous poem This Is Just to Say, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine delivers a wickedly funny collection of her own false apology poems, imagining how tricksters really feel about the mischief they make. Matthew Cordell s clever and playful line art lightheartedly captures the spirit of the poetry. This is the perfect book for anyone who s ever apologized…
and not really meant it.
Betsy is finally old enough to take cupcakes to Grandma all by herself-with the company of her faithful sheep, of course. And although wolves aren’t good for grandmas, Betsy lets her best friend, Zimmo, come along too. But will Zimmo’s wolfish instincts make Grandma the tasty treat instead?
In her second picture book starring the feisty young shepherd Betsy, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine teams up once again with Scott Nash to put a hilarious twist on an old favorite. This reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood is sure to delight readers from little lambs to cupcake-loving grandmas.
Do you want to write stories that catch your readers and never let go? Have you ever wondered how to create a book as magical as Ella Enchanted, as touching as Dave at Night, as captivating as Fairest? Well, now you can find out! In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing. She shows how you, too, can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters and much, much more. She advises you about what to do when you feel stuck and how to use helpful criticism. Best of all, she offers writing exercises that will set your imagination on fire. With humor, honesty, and wisdom, Gail Carson Levine shows you that you, too, can make magic with your writing.