by Gail Carson Levine
Ella Enchanted Resources
Can't get enough of Ella Enchanted? Check out Levine's webpage, where she discusses why she made certain choices in the novel.
Scholastic's discussion guide has some thought-provoking questions about the book's plot.
Translations are usually provided in the novel, but this is a handy list of all the different languages in the novel (in case your edition of the book doesn't have a glossary at the end; the 2011 Harper version does).
It's pretty much a vegetable broth with ginger strips in place of the unicorn hair. Because apparently unicorns taste like ginger? We find this disturbing. But probably also good for colds.
With such a strong heroine, it should be obvious that this could be considered a feminist rewriting—sort of. This article tells us why.
Movie or TV Productions
Beginning with an overbearing bicycle-riding narrator, this sappy rendition of the novel changes A LOT. So much that we wanted to write a whole essay about it. If you can't help yourself, check it out. But don't say we didn't warn you.
Articles and Interviews
The author of this review tells us precisely how Levine makes Ella Enchanted so special and different from the regular "Cinderella" story.
Don't say we didn't warn you.
It's at least interesting to hear the main actress's take on the script and stuff.
Curious how Ella looks in different languages? Click here.
Well, the movie didn't get everything wrong. Like casting a super-cute guy for the male lead.