Gail Carson Levine is an American author best known for writing the Newbery Honor winning book and children’s classic, Ella Enchanted. She is also the author of Fairest which won a Best Book of the Year for Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal.

Gail grew up in Manhattan and started writing short stories and poems from a young age. She headed to Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and then City College of New York where she majored in Philosophy. She would work for the New York State Government after college before deciding to give writing a shot. She took writing classes and joined critique groups, and received numerous rejections before finally getting Ella Enchanted published.

Publication Order of Enchanted Books

Ella Enchanted(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Two Princesses of Bamarre(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fairest(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ever(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ogre Enchanted(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Princess Tales Books

The Fairy's Mistake(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Princess Test(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cinderellis and the Glass Hill(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For Biddle's Sake(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fairy's Return(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fairy's Return and Other Princess Tales(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tale of Two Castles Books

A Tale of Two Castles(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stolen Magic(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Dave at Night(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wish(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Betsy Who Cried Wolf(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fairies and the Quest for Never Land(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Ceiling Made of Eggshells(2020) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Transient(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books

Betsy Red Hoodie(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Writing Magic(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Writer to Writer(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price



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Ella Enchanted is the story of Ella of Frell who received a foolish fairy’s gift at her birth, the “gift” of obedience. This gift means that she must obey any order, whether it’s good for her or not. She would even have to chop her own head off if ordered to, but Ella is not accepting of this fate. Tired of this “gift”, Ella goes on a quest to break the curse. A quest that will take her to the world of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers.

Gail also write A Tale of Two Cities which is the first book in the series of the same name. The story follows Elodie as she arrives in the town of Two Castles and becomes the assistant to a brilliant dragon named Meenore. She works with the dragon to solve mysteries and their latest case involves a plot against the town’s shape-shifting ogre. In order to find out who is doing this, Elodies must disguise herself amid a cast of characters that includes a greedy king, a giddy princess, and a handsome cat trainer.

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