How can a fairy's blessing be such a curse?
At her birth, Ella of Frell was given a foolish fairy's gift the "gift" of obedience. Ella must obey any order given to her, whether it's hopping on one foot for a day or chopping off her own head
But strong-willed Ella does not tamely accept her fate. She goes on a quest, encountering ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, fairy godmothers, and handsome princes, determined to break the curse and live happily ever after.
“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)