Books by Gail Carson Levine

OGRE ENCHANTED by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Longtime fans and new readers alike will devour this. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When 15-year-old healer Evie rejects her best friend's marriage proposal in front of the fairy Lucinda, she unknowingly sets off a kingdomwide chain of events that will shape the course of Kyrrian history. Read full book review >
THE LOST KINGDOM OF BAMARRE by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A captivating and charming adventure sure to please young readers and longtime fans. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
The rise and re-education of an unlikely champion by the author of Ella Enchanted. Read full book review >
STOLEN MAGIC by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"The unusual blend of magical medieval mystery and disaster lite offers an effervescent but not explosive read. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Elodie takes the stage again as a mansioner (actor) and assistant detective when a mystery interrupts her homeward journey and imperils her friends in this sequel to A Tale of Two Castles (2011).Read full book review >
WRITER TO WRITER by Gail Carson Levine
NONFICTION
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"A well-meaning and friendly resource that may well save young writers much time and distress and, perhaps, lead to success in getting published. (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
A best-selling children's author offers a comprehensive guide for aspirants. Read full book review >
Released: March 13, 2012

"Macabre, sometimes downright mean, this mischievous collection is sure to engage the devilish side of readers of all ages. (Illustrated poems. 6 & up)"
A playful primer on insincerity for budding poets. Read full book review >
A TALE OF TWO CASTLES by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"Newbery Honor-winner Levine has once again breathed new life into old stories. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A thoroughly delicious romp from the author of Ella Enchanted (1997). Read full book review >
FAIRIES AND THE QUEST FOR NEVER LAND by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Christiana's pastel watercolors feature fairy close-ups. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Levine reprises her earlier Never Land adventures, Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg (2005) and Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand (2007), in this latest installment and with her newest character, nine-year-old Gwendolyn, a direct descendant of Wendy of Peter Pan fame. Read full book review >
EVER by Gail Carson Levine
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Strong and good. (Fiction. 12+)"
Kezi, the talented daughter of a palace official, is willing to sacrifice her life to save her beloved aunt from the wrath of the god Admat. Read full book review >
FAIRY HAVEN AND THE QUEST FOR THE WAND by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2007

"Faerie-filled illustrations highlight the diminutive drama and prove the perfect foil for the further adventures of these fantastical Never Land characters. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
This sequel to Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg (2005) returns readers to the magical world of Fairy Haven in Never Land where wise Mother Dove stills sits on her egg to ensure the production of fairy dust and endless youth. Read full book review >
FAIRY HAVEN AND THE QUEST FOR THE WAND by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2007

"Faerie-filled illustrations highlight the diminutive drama and prove the perfect foil for the further adventures of these fantastical Never Land characters. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
This sequel to Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg (2005) returns readers to the magical world of Fairy Haven in Never Land where wise Mother Dove stills sits on her egg to ensure the production of fairy dust and endless youth. Read full book review >
FAIREST by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A song-filled, fast-paced fairy tale. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A musical maid with a love for gnomes discovers there's more to life than being pretty. Read full book review >
FAIRY DUST AND THE QUEST FOR THE EGG by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Clap your hands if you believe in fairies! (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This scion of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan builds on many familiar elements including the Neverland location, mermaids, Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, fairies, fairy dust and never growing old. Read full book review >
FOR BIDDLE’S SAKE by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Getting all the references is not required for laughing aloud. (Fractured fairy tales. 7-12)"
Levine continues her winning series of Princess Tales (The Princess Test and The Fairy Mistake, both 1999), creating two new stories from well-known classics. Read full book review >
BETSY WHO CRIED WOLF by Gail Carson Levine
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2002

"A must-have. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Levine continues her tradition of reworked fairy tales with strong heroines begun with Ella Enchanted (1999) in this delightful tale of a bright young girl who can stand up for herself and the sheep she guards. Read full book review >
THE TWO PRINCESSES OF BAMARRE by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"Levine's popularity and a publicity juggernaut virtually ensure this book's success, despite its flaws. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A decidedly unspunky heroine quails her way past terrors real and imaginary in a quest to save her sister's life. Read full book review >
THE WISH by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Levine (Ella Enchanted, 1997) captures the daytoday lives of tortured teens, their language, their anxieties, and their joys while spinning a light tale with deeper meaning. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Set in New York City, this is a highly entertaining, funny, poignant modern fairy tale of a lonely adolescent who receives the sudden gift of popularity. Read full book review >
DAVE AT NIGHT by Gail Carson Levine
Released: Sept. 30, 1999

"Levine's writing is believable and personable; historical details ring true, especially the energy among African-Americans during the 1920s artistic flowering, and the particulars of Jewish and Yiddish culture. (Fiction. 8-12)"
PLB 0-06-028154-5 Knowing only that her father grew up in an orphanage in New York on the edge of Harlem, Levine (Ella Enchanted, 1997) weaves a tale of an adventurous boy who stumbles into the world of the Harlem Renaissance. Read full book review >
ELLA ENCHANTED by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 1997

"This refreshing take on one of the world's most popular fairy tales preserves the spirit of the original but adds plenty of humorous twists and a spunky, intelligent female lead. (Fiction/folklore. 11-13)"
Levine plays her debut expansion of the Cinderella story as a straight—well, nearly straight—romance, sloughing off its layers of Freudian symbolism and creating a lively, stubborn heroine to keep the action tumbling along. Read full book review >