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Newbery Honor Award

Book Review

Reviewed by: Randi Clark

Ella Enchanted by Call Carson Levine

Published by Harper Collins Publishers, March 1998

bulletAge Level 8 years old and up
bulletThis book a spin-off of Cinderella. You don't notice it while reacting the book until you get to the end of the book and little pieces start to show the similarities.
bulletThe main character is Ella and when she is born she is given a gift of obedience by a flighty fairy. She must obey, any command given to her, whether it's hopping on one foot for a day, or chopping off her own head. The book goes through her problems with this so-called gift as she gets older and people discover her secret.  The setting is mystical with fictional creatures which adds much to the story. This book would be difficult for slow readers because there are parts where the elves in the book speak in their language which is hard to be pronounced in English.
bulletAvailable from Barnes and Noble.