This week The Book Nook features children’s author Gail Carson Levine, who won a Newberry Award for Ella Enchanted.

Gail Carson Levine’s set of Princess Tales offer a fresh and fun take on classic fairy tales. In Cinderellis and the Glass Hill, “Cinderella” is actually a boy named Ellis who is harassed by his two brothers and must draw upon his own magical powers (not those of a fairy godmother) to win the princess of his heart. In addition to children’s fiction, Levine is also the author of nonfiction books, one entitled, Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly. Levine writes from a two-hundred year old farmhouse in New York’s Hudson Valley.

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