Welcome to our online book club for grades 5 - 8! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine.
Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!
Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!
All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!
"Ella Enchanted" by Gail Carson Levine
“At birth, Ella is inadvertently cursed by an imprudent young fairy named Lucinda, who bestows on her the “gift” of obedience. Anything anyone tells her to do, Ella must obey. Another girl might have been cowed by this affliction, but not feisty Ella: “Instead of making me docile, Lucinda’s curse made a rebel of me. Or perhaps I was that way naturally.” When her beloved mother dies, leaving her in the care of a mostly absent and avaricious father, and later, a loathsome stepmother and two treacherous stepsisters, Ella’s life and well-being seem to be in grave peril. But her intelligence and saucy nature keep her in good stead as she sets out on a quest 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.”
*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*
Gail Carson Levine’s website:
Audiobook version of Ella Enchanted, read by Eden Riegel:
Carnegie Mellon University’s collection of Grimm’s Fairy Tales: https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~spok/grimmtmp/
Miramax’s page on the movie adaptation of Ella Enchanted:
Article about nine of the hundreds of versions of Cinderella from around the world:
Included as well: a word search, a crossword puzzle, and recipes for whipped cream trifle and “unicorn hair” soup!