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Ella Enchanted

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Ella Enchanted is what every great middle-grade novel should be. Great adventures, obstacles to over-come, engaging characters and a little magic.

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ELLA ENCHANTED is a rich and imaginative retelling of the Cinderella story as a young adult novel. At last readers get a reasonable explanation for Cinderella’s meek behavior. Poor Ella isn’t a doormat; she is literally cursed with obedience. But she is a strong and intelligent role model — instead of taking her misfortune sitting down, she marches off to rid herself of the troublesome curse.
Learning her worries and dreams gives readers a reason to root for her. Prince Charmant becomes more than a name as we read the letters he and Ella write to each other. A cast of fantastic and familiar fairy-tale figures includes the foolish fairy who bestows gifts nobody wants, a wise fairy godmother who refuses to use magic for anything important, and a gnome toddler with a baby beard. Author Gail Carson Levine casts a spell and manages to remake a classic tale into something completely new.

A teaching guide for this book is available here: https://gailcarsonlevine.com/teaching_guides/ella_guide.pdf

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