Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Trade Paperback – Harper – Sep 1998 – 232 pages
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.