By Gail Carson Levine
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.
"A thoroughly enchanting novel that deepens and enriches the original tale." - School Library Journal (starred review)
"Plenty of humorous twists and a spunky, intelligent female lead." - Kirkus Reviews (Pointer review)
Softcover, containing 242 pages.
Winner of Notable Children's Book of 1998 (ALA), 1998 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA), 1998 Quick Picks for Young Adults (ALA), Best Books of 1997 (School Library Journal), and Best Books of 1997 (Publishers Weekly).