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Anything anyone tells her to do, Ella must obey. Another girl might have been cowed caarson this affliction, but not feisty Ella: Or perhaps I was that way naturally.
But her intelligence and saucy nature keep her in good stead as she sets out on a ecantado for freedom and self-discovery as she tries to track down Lucinda to undo the curse, fending off ogres, befriending elves, and falling in love with a prince along the way. Yes, there is a pumpkin coach, a glass slipper, and a happily ever after, but this is the most remarkable, delightful, and profound version of Cinderella you’ll ever read. Gail Carson Levine’s examination of traditional female roles in fairy tales takes some satisfying twists and deviations from the original.
Ella is bound by obedience against her will, and ela.gaip matters in her own hands with ambition and verve. Her relationship with the prince is balanced and based on humor and mutual respect; in fact, it is she who ultimately rescues him.
Ella Enchanted has won many well-deserved awards, including a Newbery Honor. PaperbackFirst Scholastic Editionpages. levkne
El Mundo Encantado de Ela
cqrson Published September 1st by Scholastic Books first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Ella Enchantedplease ecnantado up. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Why did Ella break the curse by just feel mad about some thing? Hasn’t she felt mad at a lot of things before? Jessica It was because she was making an intentional sacrifice in order to protect the safety of her country.
She was willing to sacrifice what she really …more It was because she was making an intentional sacrifice in order to protect the safety of her country. She was willing to sacrifice what she really wanted to marry Char because of the danger it could put so many people in. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Erm Why didn’t people tell Ella “stop being so obedient, you’re creeping me out”?
I would if I met her hide spoiler ]. Jana Also, we see in the book multiple times that orders override each other if they are contradicting, so if someone said, “Quit being so obedient, Ella! I think the curse would trump that order.
See all 21 questions about Ella Enchanted…. Lists with This Book. Feb 23, Brina rated it really liked it Shelves: My daughters have watched the Disney movie Ella Enchanted many times and loved it immensely. They are enamored by the Disney princess genre, even princesses who do not fit nicely into the company’s traditional definition of princess.
Until last week, I had never viewed the film with them, being that I hardly fit the definition of girly girl myself, often opting elaa.gail whatever sporting ela.gaail is in season. I enjoyed the concept of a medieval Cinderella who is not necessarily forced to do back breaki My daughters have watched the Disney movie Levien Enchanted many times and loved it immensely. I enjoyed the concept of a medieval Cinderella who is not necessarily forced to do back breaking work for an evil stepmother but to be obedient to her and whoever else orders her around.
Seeing the film version, lead me to this Newberry award winning book by Gail Carson Levine. At birth, Ella of Prell is gifted by the fairy Lucinda to always be obedient at all costs.
Growing up, she once had to eat an entire birthday cake, nearly relinquish a toddler gnome to an ogre, and lose more friends than she ever made, only because someone had ordered her to do so.
Unable to tell anyone of her curse, Ella appears deceptive to the world, often times leading her to lead a solitary life. As in the traditional Cinderella story, Ella’s mother dies when she is fifteen years old. At her mother’s funeral, she stays out of sight in case someone orders ela.fail to do something and she is too sad to be obedient.
At this trying time in her life, she meets Prince Char of Kyrria for the first time, and he is instantly smitten with her, leading to a lengthy quest of his over the course of the book to win her hand in marriage. Although not instantly enamored, Ella over time realizes what her curse could do to Char and his kingdom, and seeks out Lucinda to take back this curse once and for all.
Unlike the movie, there is no shopping mall, protest, soundtrack, or evil uncle and his pet snake waiting to take over the kingdom. Dde addition to them, encantad meet a traditional medieval cast of elves, gnomes, ogres, and giants.
All these people and other beings play a role in Ella’s curse, making for a memorable book for middle grade readers. As a mother of girls, I enjoyed that the Ella in the book is a heroine for all beings regardless of their place in society.
She is assertive and is not subservient to her prince as the traditional Disney Cinderella is. In this modern retelling, Ella alone seeks out to reverse the curse cast upon her by Lucinda, making her a strong heroine character for girls.
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The movie was fun yet Disneyfied, but Gail Carson Levine’s book version of Ella Enchanted is a fun, strong read and worthy of its Newberry, rating a solid 4 stars. View all 15 comments. Feminists often denounce traditional fairy tales because they perpetuate the ideals of a patriarchal society by carxon girls to behave like proper princesses and wait for charming princes to take charge and save the day.
In response to these traditional fairy tales, many authors have tried to reclaim the realm of fairy tales for girls. These retellings feature active protagonists who are not scared of taking charge and do not need princes to save them. One example of pevine new fairy tale gen Feminists often denounce traditional fairy tales because they perpetuate the ideals of a patriarchal society by encouraging girls to behave like proper princesses and wait for charming princes to take charge and save the day.
The novel addresses several specific feminist issues, specifically negotiating and fighting the burden of obedience, the importance of female friendships and, of course, learning to save yourself. The story is set in an imaginary, medieval-esque kingdom called Frell.
As a result, Ella has to do everything she is told, no matter what harm it might cause to herself or others.
Along the way she also falls in love with Prince Char. For varying reasons, depending on the version, Lucinda refuses to lift the curse. Further difficulties arise as Ella continues her quest. That’s the main body of the story. The Cinderella element is relevant mainly to the last quarter of the novel where actual elements from that story the slipper, the ball appear in the story, although the evil step-sisters and fairy godmother are present throughout the narrative.
There are several reasons that I love this novel and recommend it to everyone. The first is that it’s an imaginative retelling of Cinderella which makes the story exciting for readers familiar with the original version without making it too abtruse for readers who have never heard of Cinderella. Also, the book is full of great role models for girls.
All of the female characters are strong, self-aware women–things seen far too rarely in the fairy tale genre. The novel is narrated in Ella’s voice. This makes it easy to see how strong Ella is as a character especially at the end of the novel. The other great thing about this book is that it all seems authentic, never over the top or under-written. In addition to creating immensely likable main characters, Levine creates a compelling world within the pages of wl Enchanted” vivid with details ranging from Elvish and Gnomish languages to customs at a Giant’s wedding.
The story is an immensely entertaining page-turner that will even better leave readers feeling satisfied when they reach the final scene where Levine ties everything together, artfully blending empowerment with a happy-ever-after ending fit for a traditional fairy tale. Excerpted from a scholarly article I wrote about Ella Enchanted rl a book and movie. You can read the full article here: You can find this review and more on my blog Miss Print View all 6 comments.
Such a cute story, it was a lot of fun! View all 5 comments. Apr 02, Cara rated it really liked it Recommended to Cara by: Valerie sister and Ginny friend. Now I know why people made such a fuss when the movie came out. I watched the movie first, so I had no idea how utterly wrong everything was. It totally is not like the book. Fl slap on the names and the curse and that’s where the similarities end.
I must say the book is MUCH better than the movie. The style of the writing was kind of weird for me, but not in a bad way.
It’s not that it was too fast paced or anything, but I noticed there wasn’t a lot of padding or fanfare before events would Now I know why people made such a fuss when the movie came out. It’s not that it was too fast paced or anything, but I noticed there wasn’t a lot of padding or fanfare before events would happen, which I usually expect from fantasy books.
The writing style worked in this story since it seemed to fit the main character to a tee. I absolutely loved the story. It’s a great way of sla.gail how the encxntado one who can save you is you, and you have to find the strength within to do it.
Sometimes it takes someone else to bring that strength out of you and that’s what Char does for Ella unknowingly. The magic book was a nice touch and added what the other characters were thinking without actually changing the narrator of the story.
I couldn’t give the book 5 stars because it seemed odd to me how she dealt with her mother’s death. It’s like after awhile it doesn’t seem to matter, which I guess makes sense since the book isn’t really about her grieving for her mother.
The story is really about how her death makes Ella have to face her demons by throwing her the different situations she finds herself in.