Search Results: "Gail Carson Levine"


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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 >

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WRITER TO WRITER by Gail Carson Levine
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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >