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Ella Enchanted
Ella Enchanted | Gail Carson Levine
How can a fairy'sblessing 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.
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EmilieGR
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Charming

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cobwebmoth
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I can't help it. Every time I hear #DontGoBreakingMyHeart I think of the song and dance number from this movie. I haven't read the book, although I've enjoyed other books from the author.
#AnglophileApril @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch

Cinfhen I‘m not familiar with the scene from the movie but I remember my daughter being obsessed with the song after watching the movie!! She LOVED the film!! 1mo
emilyhaldi Blast from the past!! ☄️ 1mo
Mdargusch I haven‘t seen this but it seems like your girls might like this @Reviewsbylola 1mo
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Meeko93 Love this movie 1mo
mabell So do I! 1mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve never seen this! 1mo
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This 1997 Newberry Award Honor F novel is a must-have in every classroom library! As a child, this was the first chapter book that I picked up and could NOT put down! The reason I love this book so much is because author Gail Carson Levine takes the traditional story “Cinderella” and adds a number of mythical creatures including fairies, ogres, and giants to add a fun twist to a story that we all know so well. #LAE3414sp19

hkeiger Because this book is a spin on a classic tale, many students will be able to understand and make connections to the text. This would be great as a SR to spark conversation amongst young readers. Scholastic provides challenging discussion questions to guide student conversations. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/ella-enchanted... (UDL 3.1, ESOL 4) (edited) 2mo
cwright I LOVE this book!! I agree and think it would be awesome as a SR. I‘m envisioning it as a SR/LC hybrid where it‘s people who chose to read it but are having those types of discussions (in your LP) together as a group and learning from each other. Awesome book and resource! Thank you for posting 2mo
kkimmelman This is a book that everyone should know. I think students could connect well and really enjoy reading this book. Your resource is excellent as well. 2mo
DrSpalding So many of you read this particular title when you were children. Shared reading could be an excellent strategy to spark conversation as you said! Scholastic is of course a high-quality resource. 1mo
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wanderinglynn
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A winning combination of memorable characters and a charming setting (a medieval realm complete with centaurs, ogres, giants, gnomes, & elves) make up for the novel‘s few shortcomings. Overall a pick.

My full review on GR: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2741257158

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#quotsymar19 #cheer #lizdoesquotsy

I loved the tagged book growing up 💛

BookInMyHands Do you know about her latest book set in the world of Ella? I haven‘t read it yet... 3mo
hermyknee @BookInMyHands no! I had no idea!! 3mo
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jennacavanaugh
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"What's inside of you is stronger than any spell..."

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jennacavanaugh
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I believe that this is a story that should be either read or read aloud to every child.

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jennacavanaugh
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I think this is a very important book for girls to read or listen to as they grow up. The expected virtue of obedience that girls especially are exemplified to possess needs to be revisited. I think this book is exceptional for teaching young minds to be themselves and to respect others but also to listen to yourself. The coming-of-age classic is a must read for young readers to learn the importance of self love.
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RATING 4/5

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HBecker20
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“No matter what anyone says or tells you to do, look to yourself, Ella. What‘s inside you is stronger than any spell. Take this and I‘ll always be with you.”

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HBecker20
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The characters in the story have depth, personality and are as realistic as ogres, elves, and fairies can be. I think that kids can easily relate to Ella‘s troubles that she went through and the moral decisions she was faced with throughout the book. While this book is a fairytale, it‘s not the typical sugar coated story where everything is easy. Ella must work hard to get what she wants and to save the people she loves most.

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HBecker20
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As a baby, Ellen receives a visit from Lucinda, her fairy godmother. She is bestowed with a magical talent that requires her to obey anything that she is told to do. This proves to be more of a curse than a blessing, particularly when her mother dies and she is forced to live with her cruel step mother. Eventually, Ella embarks on a journey to find Lucinda and break the spell.

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kellyann28
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Well, I ended up switching to this for the #booked19 prompt of a fairytale retelling. To be honest, I just don't like to read retellings! I do remember reading this when I was in middle school. It was a good retelling of Cinderella and Ella was a good, funny main character.
#booked19 : Fairytale Retelling

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I‘m with you!!! NOT my thing either😁Glad u found a book that was sweet enough 4mo
kellyann28 @Cinfhen I'm glad you relate! I honestly don't know WHY I don't care for them but I find them so boring usually! They are raved about but I've never read that "Cinder" series. 4mo
Cinfhen I guess I‘m old fashioned....I like my fairytales from childhood to remain unchanged 😂😂❣️ 4mo
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rachelsbrittain
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❤Ella Enchanted
🚀Cinder
👸🏻The Princess and the Fangirl
❄Girls Made of Snow and Glass
🌹Blanca & Roja
💀Down Among the Sticks and bones

#sundayfunday @sebrittain

businessmermaid Ella Enchanted was my favorite book for years growing up! 4mo
Birdsong28 The tagged book for Alice in Wonderland 4mo
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Eggs
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This book is a gem!!

Vexingcircumstance I‘ve loved every book that I‘ve read by her. 4mo
ejgbooknerd I read this when I was younger and absolutely looooved it! Such a great story. (edited) 4mo
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Meaw_catlady
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#26kgiveaway
Thanks for this special giveaway! Congrats!
My favorite childhood read was this lovely and magical book! I believe I read it more than 10 times I need to do a reread now that I am an adult!

IamIamIam I had no idea this was a book!! 💜 4mo
Meaw_catlady @IamIamIam read it! If you‘ve watched the movie there is no comparison they really did not capture the book with that movie. 4mo
IamIamIam Awesome!! I stacked it & I'll grab it soon!! 4mo
Linear I liked this one, I tried reading ella, but I loved this one so much I just reread it as a kid lol. 4mo
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Ke633
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Thought the movie was cute so I decided to listen to the audiobook today for something light whilst doing some Christmas baking.

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Butterflyamore
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Books I finished in November. My favorites were Ella Enchanted and The No. 1 Ladies‘ Detective Agency.

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Badass_Females
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At the same year, I had to read Ella Enchanted for school and another medieval themed book (I don't remember the title). This is when I slowly (very slowly because this epiphany doesn't happen until I'm 13) realised that there are books I like and I've been made to read genres I was not interested in!

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I liked how the story presented Ella as a strong-willed, intelligent, and hopeful young lady. Despite difficult circumstances, she does not become bitter, and despite the command to obey, she develops her own sense of self and tenaciously fights the curse throughout the book. She is not portrayed as a submissive servant but, rather, a fierce spirit who is trying to break free from her dangerous curse.

TsundokuAleax This book is so amazing and the movie they made from it just does not live up to the richness of the book. 6mo
Butterflyamore @TsundokuAleax Agreed. I‘ve seen the movie countless times, as it was a favorite of my daughter‘s when she was growing up. I had not realized, until now, how radically different it was from the book. It‘s barely even the same story. 6mo
TsundokuAleax @Butterflyamore man, I am sorry you only found out about the book recently. It is good that you were able to enjoy the movie though. I sadly could not get into it. 6mo
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Lchnessmnstr
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This book was great! I loved the different languages and how the different characters interacted. Nothing like the movie, very disappointed that the movie makers had to dumb down the story for an audience.

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Butterflyamore
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“The Ayorthaians think before they speak, and often conclude, after lengthy meditation, that nothing need be said.”

I think I would like to make some Ayorthaian friends.

Naj 🙌🙌 I have found my people!! 7mo
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Carolhreads
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Just finished 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️‘s!!! I am in love with this book it was so magical, sweet and sad but with a happy ending that I know is going to keep me daydreaming all day, I will be good for nothing all day. Why did I wait so long to read this book??? As someone else has said and I shouldn't be surprised the book is 100 times better than the movie!!! I suppose it always is and I'm ok with that.

Mindyrecycles An all time favorite for me. ❤️ 7mo
Carolhreads @Mindyrecycles I can see why!!!! This book has made it to my top favorite books list. I'm kicking myself for not reading it sooner :) 7mo
TheBookkeepersApprentice I love this book! 7mo
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Butterflyamore
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“He put his hand on my waist, and my heart began to pound, a rougher rhythm than the music. I held my skirt. Our free hands met. He felt warm and comforting and unsettling and bewildering - all at once.”

Do you remember that feeling? That first moment, after so many feelings have built, when your hand finally touches his? So perfect. So terrifying. You never get that first moment back. You never want to forget the way it felt when you had it.

bg_reads Such a wonderful reminder of young love! 💗 7mo
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Eggs
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vkois88 ❤❤❤ loved this book when I was little 7mo
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Brooke_H
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I really was not expecting this good of a read. The movie is fun and goofy, and so are parts of the book, but it's also clever and nicely written, and it's got some twists and turns I was not expecting.

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Brooke_H
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I‘m loving this sweet, smart book.

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beekind_rewind
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The fairy godmother of the fairytale-rewrite genre that I was obsessed with as a child and still love to this day! One of the books on my long-time Meant to Read List that I‘m happy to have crossed off. A princess with a rebel heart who doesn‘t let a curse determine her fate - it‘s the heroine we all needed as a child, and I need even now at 25.

Megabooks Welcome to Litsy! @LitsyWelcomeWagon 9mo
Chelleo Nice first post and review! Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon Thanks for tagging @Megabooks 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻🌸 8mo
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sebrittain
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I had a great time rereading Ella Enchanted and an even better time discussing it with @ahoffkosik on SSR pod. Spoiler: we still loved this book rereading as adult and is definitely worth rereading!

If you haven't already been listening, I definitely suggest checking it out. Check out Alli's profile for links!

I even found my 18 year old (😵😵) copy of the book at my parents house for the occasion!

Broke_Girl_Reads Ugh this book meant the world to me as a kid. It‘s still one of my all time favorites! 9mo
sebrittain @Broke_Girl_Reads I was a super rule oriented kid, and as I reread I felt like I had a better understanding of why this book was my favorite growing up. 9mo
ahoffkosik YAY! 9mo
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ahoffkosik
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Got the chance to fall head over heels BACK in love with Ella Enchanted in the process or prepping for Episode 12 of my podcast! This book was a favorite of mine as a kid, but I appreciate it at a brand new level as an adult woman. Want to know why? Tune in to my conversation with Sarah from the Unassigned Reading podcast. Check out the link in my bio or search The SSR Podcast on iTunes/Google Play/Stitcher! 🎧✨

rachelsbrittain Can't wait to listen to this one! 9mo
ahoffkosik @rachelsbrittain i bet! 😊 can‘t wait to hear what you think! 9mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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This was a fun one! And a great way to finish my goal of climbing Mt Blanc for #MountTBR! It also fulfills the #popsugar2018 prompt to read a bestseller from the year you graduated from high school (1997). #pop18

Smangela What a beautiful cover too 😍 I loved this book growing up! 9mo
TheBookStacker Eeeee I love that funko because it comes with a corgi!!!! 😍 9mo
4thhouseontheleft @Smangela I love this cover too! @TheBookStacker And it‘s one of the Queen‘s corgi‘s!😃 9mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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I needed a break from non-fiction, so I picked up this gem last night! I can‘t believe I have never read her books! #popsugar2018

#bestsellerfromhighschoolgraduationyear

Cinfhen Read this last year, such a sweet book 💕 9mo
kstadt929 I loved that book so much when I first read it 😁 Still do! 9mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen It is! But definitely not the kind of book I was reading in 1997, the year it came out! That was during my horror, thrillers, and classics phase. 9mo
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llwheeler I loved that book so much as a kid. For a while I had the first chapter memorized I read it so much. I should reread it sometime. 9mo
Reviewsbylola I haven‘t either. 😬 9mo
Cinfhen You should read it to your girls @Reviewsbylola but maybe in a year or two....and then watch the movie 🍿 😊 9mo
Reviewsbylola Yes definitely! 9mo
LibrarianRyan She writes awesome books. A sequel to this title is out soon called 9mo
4thhouseontheleft @LibrarianRyan That‘s what spurred me to pick this up! I already put my name on the hold list at the library for when it comes out. 😃 I plan on reading Fairest next, because we also own that one. 9mo
JanJan One of my favorites! 9mo
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Mindyrecycles
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My daughter and I discovered this Cinderella retelling when she was in middle school and it remains a favorite for us both. The movie was only okay I thought. #favoriteretellingbook #auginbooks18 @bookisglee

Linear My favorite was this one 9mo
Linear I discovered it back when i was in middle school. I never read ella enchanted but i loved this one by the same author 9mo
Mindyrecycles @Linear Thank you! I stacked it. 9mo
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Crewgurl
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1-Ella Enchanted
2-Emma Mills
3-Elementary
4-Enchiladas!! I feel like I always pick Mexican food for these 😂😂

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Love Mexican food! Thanks for playing ❤️ 9mo
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sebrittain
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📚 Ella Enchanted

👩‍💻 Elizabeth Hunter

👸Ever After

🥚Eggs

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing ❤️ 9mo
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Crewgurl
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My all time favorite YA Book is Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. Her all time favorite book is Pride and Prejudice. It appears we have similar taste 😊 #agameoffavorites @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

ErinSueGreads Just a wee bit! 😂😂 you are going to be so easy to shop for if I ever need to send a package your way 😂😂😂 10mo
Crewgurl Same!!! @ErinSueG 😂😂 10mo
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Andydear
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I adored it! I promised to a lovely crush that I would read if they read my book of choice and it turned out great

It was sweet and funny and honestly Olive made me laugh as much as she made me want to punch her hahaha
Ella is smart, resourceful and makes me want to learn every language on the off chance it means i can escape and trick ogres!

I will be picking up the next one soon and I'll be excited to see the expanse of this universe!

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Creative thinking! You can stand under my umbrella, Ella, Ella, eh, eh, eh #Umbrella #heatofjuly

Centique Clever! 😂 10mo
Reggie Lololol nice one!!!! 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😂👍 10mo
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batsy 😂 10mo
BarbaraBB Yay 🕺💃 10mo
Cinfhen 🙌🏻😂🤣😂👏🏻👏🏻👂🏼🐛🏆 10mo
Tashreads YES!! 10 points to you 🙌👏👏👏 10mo
Jas16 👏🤣 10mo
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I just finished this magical Cinderella story about “Ella Enchanted,” also known as Ella of Frell. This lovely young lady endured several years of hardship to find true happiness. Cursed with obedience since birth, she must obey each and every order; no matter how much she dislikes it.

AJones The circumstances only get harder after Lady Eleanor‘s death. Her father, Sir Peter must take care his daughter he hardly knows. Does Sir Peter rise to the challenge? A must read for any age. My fellow Litten recommended this Newberry Honor YA. Thank you! 😊 Will Ella of Frell find her one true love? 💘 💍🧚🏼‍♀️ 10mo
JordanD I recently finished this book as well! My friends and I love the movie and even though it was so different both are fabulous and awesome! My friends say now I have to read another book by here called Fairest 10mo
AJones Thanks @JordanD! I just added it to my #TBR stack. 10mo
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Meaw_catlady
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A day late. Also I haven‘t even done the other days because I was a bad student who barely read my required reading and if I did I can‘t remember them. I was a very bad reader and a late bloomer but this book inspired me to read and after reading it over and over again I had a new love of reading and spent my summers reading thousands of pages! #requiredreadingredo #badstudent #worseadult #okayhuman #orperhapsalien

ErinSueGreads Your hashtags are 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 10mo
Meaw_catlady @ErinSueG thanks ! 😽😽😽 10mo
Crewgurl ❤️ 10mo
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hel-the-gell
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I have only just discovered that my library has libby. So am currently reliving my childhood with an audiobook. Goodbye work productivity.

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AshleyC
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By: Gail Carson Levine- Modern Fantasy
Award: Newbery Honor Book
This story somewhat resembles the Cinderella story but it adds more mystical creatures including fairies, elves, and gnomes! The evil stepsisters to finding “love!” This story was a good one. Definitely a good book to have as part of your classroom library! Students should be exposed to different genres especially fantasy, it opens up the mind in special ways!

AshleyC The teaching strategies that can correspond with this book are RA, LC, S, RT, IR, PR! The UDL strategy that follows this book is 6.1- guide appropriate goal-setting! EL Strategy that would help us 15- reinforce the key ideas you present agin and again. 13mo
AshleyC In the classroom this book can be used for different activities including - https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/ella-enchanted... provided by Scholastic! 13mo
paulettevp The movie with Anne Hathaway is so good! I had no idea it was a book. I could definitely see myself using it for a compare and contrast lesson. I agree with you about the varying genres, they should be exposed to them constantly. 13mo
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emilycoc
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I rated this book based on how I would have rated it as a child. It was one of my absolute favourites. I loved the thought of a world with fairies, elves, giants, a prince, and the explanation behind a real-life Cinderella. If I had read this for the first time as an adult, I may not have enjoyed it so much because of how fantastical it is. A quick and easy YA read with a lot of fond memories for me. ❤️

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hoggman
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Absolutely timeless. Loved it at age 9, loved it at age 20. Would probably still love it now. There's some fantastic worldbuilding, interesting characters, and unexpected plot points. Much much much better than the movie, though I also loved that growing up.

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emilycoc
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Back to my re-reads pile and starting back up is a CHILDHOOD favourite.

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makaylabw
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I‘ve always loved the movie Ella Enchanted, and I finally read this as part of the popsugar reading challenge. Very quick read! The story line is quite different from the movie, so much so that I never realized this was a Cinderella story! I don‘t know how I never saw it! It was very cute and I enjoyed it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

vkois88 I loved the book when I was younger, but hated the movie. I would check this out at the school library just about every other week while at elementary school 1y
vkois88 That sounded way more harsh than I meant it to!! Sorry about that! I just meant I didn't like it bc you're right, it is SO different from the book. 1y
makaylabw @vkois88 I got no harsh vibes! Everyone likes different things!! I think I especially liked the movie b/c of Anne Hathaway lol ...having finally read the book, I found it pretty cute as well 😊 1y
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My emergency floating shelves, which my husband put up when I was desperate for more bookcases, with three of my favorite adult series in the middle, bookended above and below with childhood favorites! Then in the corner is my book bouquet from our wedding 😊 #shelfiesunday