She is suppose to be a ruffed-up old lady with crazy white hair and basically Ella's mother. This book makes me want to believe in happily ever afters once more. On Broadway, she was one of the original cast members of Les Miserables and performed in The Will Rogers Follies. When Ella relates her fears of attending a finishing school, her feelings toward her step family, and her love for the prince, Ella's thoughts are revealed to be smart, funny, and charismatic- a character with whom the audience can connect. Her television credits include recurring roles on New York Undercover, As the World Turns and Guiding Light.
I was actually enjoying it in the beginning. This beloved Newbery Honor-winning story about a feisty heroine is sure to enchant readers new and old. This was a new spin on one of the most recycled fairy tales that's ever been told. For how can she truly belong to herself if she knows that at any time, anyone can order her to hop on one foot, cut off her hand, or betray her kingdom--and she'll have to obey? I was also so moved by the ending, that I wanted to turn the page and keep on reading about their marrage and their children. He is a cold man who often travels and likes money more than his family. When I cried inconsolably through my first hour of life, my tears were her inspiration. It is falling apart it has been read so often.
If you were a fairy with the ability to do magic, don't you think you'd at least work for yourself instead of being a kitchen slave???. That fool of a fairy Lucinda did not intend to lay a curse on me. I must read this again to refresh my memory of the details, but I do recall that I really enjoyed it! So begins this richly entertaining story of Ella of Frell, who wants nothing more than to be free of Lucinda's gift and feel that she belongs to herself. The movie was spectacular, and the book was just as good. I could not imagine myself doing everything someone ordered me to do.
I'm a school student, and i was spending my recess reading this book. If you have never read this book, a quick summary: This book is another version of Cinderella, but the best version. Shaking her head sympathetically at Mother, the fairy touched my nose. We join Ella as she embarks on a quest, to find a way to get rid of her curse. Ella's sewing is terrible and she is sent to bed with no dinner or breakfast. I loved it then, but I haven't read it in a while.
I'm sure I would've been absolutely cuddling it when I was 12. The prince orders her to marry him, but with the thought of his imminent danger, she manages to fight of the curse with an extreme amount of disobedience. Mandy is the cook for Ella's family and Ella's fairy godmother. The novel is narrated in Ella's voice. I say for the second time.
Does this girl look like that? For how can she truly belong to herself if she knows that at any time, anyone can order her to hop on one foot, cut off her hand, or betray her kingdom—and she'll have to obey? So begins this richly entertaining story of Ella of Frell, who wants nothing more than to be free of Lucinda's gift and feel that she belongs to herself. The book is so much better then the movie. The fairy Lucinda gifts Ella with obedience. This book is so awesome and I'd recomend it to everyone - in fact, I already have! Mandy doesn't completely shield Ella from harm, but lets her deal with life independently coming to her aid when necessary, transforming Ella into an independent character yet also one who knows when she needs the assistance of others. She manages to find Lucinda.
Delayed, maybe, but even that came with a high price. When i read this book, I couldn't put it down, litterally. Throughout her constant dilemma though, Ella has a friend and confidante--Mandy. Sir Peter is Ella's father. Summary: Ella's Childhood When Ella of Kyrria is born, she is visited by the fairy Lucinda.
That's the main body of the story. 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! This book, in case you live under a rock that prevents you from hearing about great middle-grade adventure retellings of fairytales with feisty female protagonists, is a Cinderella retelling wherein Cinderella just Ella tho has been cursed with obedience. I also felt old and kind of detatched and the passages where they spoke in gobbly-gook in ogre language just had me wondering if the author slapped the keyboard for the phrases or if there was rhyme and reason. In the end of the book Ella is free of the curse and marries the prince named Char. Hattie also denies Ella food. But strong-willed Ella does not accept her fate.