If you've read Harry Potter, try Ella Enchanted' - Publishers Weekly
Ella Enchanted is a witty, refreshing take on the popular fairytale Cinderella, which preserves the spirit of the original but adds plenty of humorous twists and a spunky, intelligent female protagonist.
Ella is given a blessing at birth by a very stupid fairy: the gift of obedience! But the blessing turns into a horror for Ella, who literally has to do what anyone and everyone tells her, from sweeping the floor to giving up a precious necklace! She has to battle with ogres and wicked stepsisters, make friends and lose them, and even deny she loves her Prince Char to save his life and his kingdom.
The story overthrows the stereotypes of the original Cinderella when Ella breaks the curse - saving not only herself, but Prince Char as well. The curse is only broken because she says 'No!' rather than 'Yes!'. Ella rejects Prince Char's proposal of marriage, only to later propose to him!
About The Author
Gail Carson Levine is the author of the Newbery Honor Book Ella Enchanted; New York Times bestsellers Ever and Fairest; ALA Notable Book Dave At Night; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; the six Princess Tales books; the nonfiction book Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly; and a companion to this picture book, Betsy Who Cried Wolf!
She lives with her husband, David, and their Airedale, Baxter, in the Hudson Valley of New York State, in a farmhouse that was built more than two hundred years ago.
"A thoroughly enchanting novel that deepens and enriches the original tale."--School Library Journal (starred review)
Series: Trophy Newbery
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 19th April 2011
Dimensions (cm): 19.406 x 13.36 x 1.524
Weight (kg): 0.177