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Gail Carson Levine - Ogre ​Enchanted
Set ​in the world of the Newbery Honor-winning Ella Enchanted, this tale by beloved author Gail Carson Levine stars a clever heroine who is determined to defy expectations—and outwit a fairy’s curse. Evie is happiest when she is healing people, diagnosing symptoms and prescribing medications, with the help of her devoted friend (and test subject) Wormy. So when Wormy unexpectedly proposes to her, she kindly turns him down; she has far too much to do to be marrying anyone. And besides, she simply isn’t in love with him. But a certain meddling fairy named Lucinda has been listening in, and she doesn’t approve of Evie’s rejection. Suddenly, Evie finds herself transformed from a girl into a hideous, hungry ogre! Stuck in this new and confusing form, Evie now has only sixty-two days to accept another proposal—or else be stuck as an ogre forever.

Gail Carson Levine - The ​Two Princesses of Bamarre
Twelve-year-old ​Addie admires her older sister Meryl, who aspires to rid the kingdom of Bamarre of gryphons, specters, and ogres. Addie, on the other hand, is fearful even of spiders and depends on Meryl for courage and protection. Waving her sword Bloodbiter, the older girl declaims in the garden from the heroic epic of Drualt to a thrilled audience of Addie, their governess, and the young sorcerer Rhys. But when Meryl falls ill with the dreaded Gray Death, Addie must gather her courage and set off alone on a quest to find the cure and save her beloved sister. Addie takes the seven-league boots and magic spyglass left to her by her mother and the enchanted tablecloth and cloak given to her by Rhys—along with a shy declaration of his love. She prevails in encounters with tricky specters (spiders too) and outwits a wickedly personable dragon in adventures touched with romance and a bittersweet ending.

Gail Carson Levine - The ​Lost Kingdom of Bamarre
In ​this compelling and thought-provoking fantasy set in the world of The Two Princesses of Bamarre, Newbery Honor-winning author Gail Carson Levine introduces a spirited heroine who must overcome deeply rooted prejudice—including her own—to heal her broken country. Peregrine strives to live up to the ideal of her people, the Latki—and to impress her parents: affectionate Lord Tove, who despises only the Bamarre, and stern Lady Klausine. Perry runs the fastest, speaks her mind, and doesn’t give much thought to the castle’s Bamarre servants, whom she knows to be weak and cowardly. But just as she’s about to join her father on the front lines, she is visited by the fairy Halina, who reveals that Perry isn’t Latki-born. She is Bamarre. The fairy issues a daunting challenge: against the Lakti power, Perry must free her people from tyranny.

Gail Carson Levine - Fairest
_I ​was born singing. Most babies cry. I sang an aria. Or so I believe. I have no one to tell me the truth of it. I was abandoned when I was a month old, left at the Featherbed Inn in the Ayorthaian villiage of Amonta. It was January 12th of the year of Thunder Songs._ The Fairy Lucinda has once again given a dreadful gift. This time it's a mysterious magical mirror. The gift is disastrous when it falls into the hands of Aza, who never looks in a mirror if she can help it. In the Kingdom of Ayortha, Aza is most definitely not the fairest of them all. Many spurn her. Many scoff at her. She keeps out of sight. But in the land of singers, Aza has her own gift, one she's come by without fairy intervention: a voice that can do almost anything, a voice that captivates all who hear it. In Ontio Castle, merry Prince Ijori is drawn to it, and vain Queen Ivi wants to use it for her own ends. Queen Ivi would do anything to remain the fairest in the land. In this spellbinding tale filled with humor, adventure, romance, and song, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Leine invites you to join Aza as she discovers how exquisite she truly is.

Gail Carson Levine - A ​Tale of Two Castles
Mysteries ​abound, especially in Two Castles. A handsome cat trainer, black-and-white cats, thieves on four legs and two, suspicious townsfolk, a greedy king, a giddy princess, a shape-shifting ogre, a brilliant dragon. Which is the villainous whited sepulcher? Elodie journeys to the town of Two Castles to become a mansioner—an actress—but luck is against her. She is saved from starvation by the dragon Meenore, who sends her on a dangerous mission inside the ogre's castle. There, disguised as a kitchen maid at an ogre's feast, she finds herself cast in the role of a lifetime and pitted against a foe intent on murder. Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine weaves an entrancing tale of a fearsome ogre, a dragon detective, and a remarkable heroine, who finds friendship where she least expects it, learns that there are many ways to mansion, and discovers that goodness and evil come in all shapes and sizes.

Gail Carson Levine - Writing ​Magic
Do ​you want to write stories that catch your readers and never let go? Have you ever wondered how to create a book as magical as Ella Enchanted, as touching as Dave at Night, as captivating as Fairest? Well, now you can find out! In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing. She shows how you, too, can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters—and much, much more. She advises you about what to do when you feel stuck—and how to use helpful criticism. Best of all, she offers writing exercises that will set your imagination on fire. With humor, honesty, and wisdom, Gail Carson Levine shows you that you, too, can make magic with your writing.

Gail Carson Levine - Elátkozott ​Ella
Ha ​egy mesebeli bárókisasszony szép, okos és ráadásul gazdag - mi híja lehet a boldogságának? Óh, nagyon is sok, mert Ella minden adományok tetejébe születésekor varázslatos ajándékot kap Lucindától, a jóindulatú, de roppant meggondolatlan tündértől - az örök engedelmességet! Ha valaki azt parancsolná, hogy három napig ugráljon fél lábon, meg kellene tennie, de még azt is, ha történetesen azt a parancsot kapná, hogy vágja le a tulajdon fejét! Hogyan védekezik a talpraesett és szerencsés adottságai mellett még jó humorral is megáldott leányzó az átoknak bizonyuló ajándék ellen, hogyan igyekszik megszabadulni tőle, és hogyan jut el a manók, tündérek, hús-vér, jó és rossz emberek, derék óriások és gonosz orgok között.. Ugyan hová? A boldogtalansághoz? A boldogsághoz? Megtudjátok az amerikai írónő minden oldalon újabb meglepetéssel szolgáló, élvezetesen modern meseregényéből - a mesebeli hősnővel szinte egyidős iskoláslány fordításában.

Gail Carson Levine - Prilla, ​a hőstehetség
Prilla, ​az újszülött mosolytündér első napját tölti Sohaország legendás szigetén, Pán Péter birodalmában. A legnagyobb bánata, hogy nem tudja, amit minden tündérbébinek tudnia illik: hogy mihez van különleges tehetsége. Ám hirtelen kitör egy szörnyű katasztrófa, amely nemcsak a tündéreket, de az egész szigetet végveszélybe sodorja. Egy háromtagú kis csapat vállalja a szinte kilátástalan küldetést, amelynek sikere a szomorú végzetet talán elháríthatja. Prilla, a csupa szív, csupa ötlet kis tündér is tagja lesz a küldöttségnek, és nem kis részben neki köszönhető a végső diadal. Tündérország megmenekül, és Prilla is feleletet kap kínzó kérdésére: ő a hőstehetség!

Gail Carson Levine - Ella ​Enchanted
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. 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 takes 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.

Gail Carson Levine - Bamarre ​hercegnői
Bamarre ​királyságát számos csapás sújtja: orgok, griffek, szemfényvesztők és sárkányok tanyáznak a közeli erdőségben. A jóindulatú törpök tehetetlenek, az ápolómanók pedig csak gyengéd vigasztalást nyújtanak a legnagyobb csapás idején - amikor is felüti fejét egy rejtélyes betegség... És amikor a betegség a harcra, kalandra kész Meryl hercegnőt is megtámadja, húga, a félénk, szelíd Adelina hercegnő kénytelen felkerekedni, hogy imádott nővére számára árkon-bokron, tűzön-vízen át, megküzdve szörnyekkel és sárkányokkal, megszerezze a betegség egyetlen gyógyírját. Útja ezer veszélyen át vezet, támasza csak egy van: Rhys, a táltosgyakornok, de ő is csak apróbb-nagyobb furfangokkal segítheti az imádott hercegnőt - aki azonban felülkerekedik határozatlanságon, tétovaságon, és hősiességében nővére méltó párjának bizonyul, egészen a csodálatos végkifejletig.

Gail Carson Levine - Ever
Falling ​in love is easy . . . . . . for Kezi, a beautiful mortal, dancer, and rug weaver, and for Olus, Akkan god of the winds. Their love brings Kezi the strength to fight her fate, and it gives Olus the strength to confront his fears. Together -- and apart -- they encounter spiders with webs of iron, the cruel lord of the land of the dead, the mysterious god of destiny, and the tests of the Akkan gods. If they succeed, they will be together; but if they fail, Olus will have to endure the ultimate loss, and Kezi will have to make the supreme sacrifice. Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine has created a stunning world of flawed gods, unbreakable vows, and ancient omens. Her story of love, fate, and belief is spellbinding.