This beloved Newbery Honor-winning story about a feisty heroine is sure to enchant readers new and old.
At her birth, Ella of Frell receives a foolish fairy's gift--the "gift" of obedience. Ella must obey any order, whether it's to hop on one foot for a day and a half, or to chop off her own head But strong-willed Ella does not accept her fate...
Against a bold backdrop of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella goes on a quest to break the curse forever.
“As finely designed as a tapestry, with a heroine so spirited that she wins readers’ hearts.”
-ALA Booklist (starred review)
“A thoroughly enchanting novel that deepens and enriches the original tale.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)