Ella Enchanted

Ella Enchanted

Book - 1997
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In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060558864
0060558865
9780060275112
0060275111
9780060275105
0060275103
Branch Call Number: TEEN F LEV
Characteristics: 232 p. ; 22 cm

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coffeebookie Nov 09, 2017

I liked this fairy-tale mostly because of the characters. All the female characters have their own personalities, but none are helpless. The broad range of temperaments including evil, quirky, ordinary, clever and resourceful, make the characters interesting and engaging. The magical elements add some mysterious twists. Very playful and charming!

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BudgiesNbooks
Aug 31, 2017

Astoundingly wonderful! I read this some time ago, and I can still remember how great it was. Gail Levine really put a twist to the old fairy-tale everyone knows. I can't say enough how superb this is. You must read this!

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dragongirl454
Apr 05, 2017

full of surprises and twists. one of Gail Carson's best books.

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Sophieshuyicheng
Feb 13, 2017

I think this book was great, but maybe for older readers. There were a few mature scenes, and younger kids might find it a bit confusing. However, this book had a lot of positive messages, and I think it is very good.

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abbyruth
Aug 08, 2016

I LOVE this book. I remember when my sister first read it to me when I was little and a fell in love with it!!!!!! :) If I don't know what to read, I just reread this!!!

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ellaenchanted12
Jul 28, 2016

This was my favorite book in grade school. I literally read it 36 times.

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Borealis7
Jul 13, 2016

I love this book and this author! I own this book and that's saying something because I don't buy books easily.

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Kitsune37
Jun 05, 2016

The movie holds no candle to this book. I first read this when I was in elementary school and a few more times later on in life. The great tale hadn't faded, nor its messages dim. A heroine with an unfortunate "blessing" placed upon her, a friend whom happens to be a prince and of course two evil step sisters. Roll it all in a quest just to find the fairy that gave this "blessing," and you have a wonderful story that's classic in its own time.

morrisonist Mar 18, 2016

Поэ́зия (греч. ποίησις, «творчество, сотворение») — особый способ организации речи; привнесение в речь дополнительной меры (измерения), не определённой потребностями обыденного языка; словесное художественное творчество, преимущественно стихотворное (в узком смысле термина).
Дополнительной мерой речи является стих (стихотворная строка), а также рифмы, метр и проч. Нередко слово поэзия употребляется в метафорическом смысле, означая изящество изложения или красоту изображаемого, и в этом смысле поэтичным может быть назван сугубо прозаический текст; во избежание путаницы в научной литературе существует поэтому тенденция избегать слова поэзия и говорить исключительно о стихе (стихах), однако и такое словоупотребление не свободно от недостатков, поскольку основное значение термина «стих» — отдельная стихотворная строка.

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littlechicklet
Nov 30, 2015

I watched the movie first and then read the book.The book is like a bazillion times better!!!!

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Oct 30, 2017

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abbyruth
Aug 08, 2016

abbyruth thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Kitsune37 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 30

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sarag1 Nov 19, 2016

"'You needn't be Ella if you don't want to be."
-Char.
Siiiiigh

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abbyruth
Jul 08, 2016

"From now on all giants should elope," Cyril challenged. "You'll see what the heart loves."

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Bakergirl_13
Aug 05, 2014

From behind me, Hattie shrilled, "Go to your room this instant. I command you."
I ignored her, but Char pulled away.
"Why won't you marry me? Why not, if you love me?"
"I'm cursed. You wouldn't be safe if I were your wife." What was I saying? I hadn't told anyone about the curse since I was eight. Mother had forbidden it. Had someone told me to?
No one had. Then why....
My thoughts wouldn't settle.

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AnnaBerglas
Aug 06, 2012

"The meaning, mama is that Ella does whatever she is told.I don't know why, but she does."
" Really?"
Hattie nodded.
" You mean she would have listened to me too?" Olive said.
" Clap your hands three times Ella." Mum Olga commanded. I clutched my skirt and stiffened my hands at my side.
" It will take a moment." Hattie said. "She tries not to. See how red her face is?"
I clapped.

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s0cc3r13
Dec 31, 2008

Dear Ella,
Impatience is not usually my weakness. But your letters torment me. They are playful, interesting, thoughtful, and (occasionally) serious. I'm overjoyed to receive them, yet they bring misery. What I really long to know you do not tell: what you feel, although I've given you hints by the score of my regard. You like me. You wouldn't waste time or paper on a being you didn't like. But I think I've loved you since we met at your mother's funeral. I want to be with you forever and beyond, but you write that you are too young to marry or too old or too short or too hungry. You would charm Father, and Mother too. They would be yours completely. What a beautiful bride you'll be, whomever you marry at whatever age. Today I cannot write of Ayortha or my doings or anything. I can only post this and wait. Love (it is such a relief to pen the word!), love, love-- Char

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abbyruth
Aug 08, 2016

Ella Enchated is a book about a girl named Ella. Given the curse of obedience at her birth, Ella must find a way to end it. Through her mother dying, her father remarrying, going to finishing school, becoming bestfriends with the prince and many more, Ella must ALWAYS be obedient. As she finally ends the curse by saving her country she finally finds freedom.

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ellaenchanted12
Jul 28, 2016

A funny and inspiring twist on the classic European Cinderella story

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AnnaBerglas
Aug 06, 2012

The book Ella Enchanted is about a girl called Ella who is cursed with obedience. If you told her to drown herself she would have to do it. This book shows us how Ella manages to stop the dreadful curse that is cast upon Ella.

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