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.
A favorite for 20 years, share this light-hearted adventure with your family as our September Family Read aloud. Listen to the first chapter read by our favorite audio narrator, Greg Tremblay, on our YouTube channel (link here) and finish the book with your own family. Limited copies of this free book to keep and read aloud with your family are available at the library. Register here to reserve your copy!
The Family Read Aloud books are provided through a generous grant from The Dryden Youth Opportunity Fund.