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By Dennis Abrams

ISBN-10: 0791089703

ISBN-13: 9780791089705

ISBN-10: 1438123728

ISBN-13: 9781438123721

Biography of Gail Carson Levine, whose books for kids are usually takes on time-honored fairy stories and whose first released paintings was once the preferred Ella enchanted.

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In most traditional fairy tales, the heroes and heroines tend to be “cardboard,” one-dimensional, characters. They usually have just one quality; for example, characters are pretty, or courageous, or strong. At the end of the story, they are not real, breathing characters; they are still cardboard. Levine expands the idea of a fairy tale heroine to that of a complicated, real person, one the reader really cares about. By the end of the story, we want her to be happy. We want and need Ella to be able to break the curse.

Generally, though, Gail did not enjoy her time at college. “I was anxious to get out. ”20 More than that, Antioch really was not the school for her. “I liked the work/study. [But] I think I was a little too young. When I started I was just sixteen. ] It required some independence that I think I wasn’t ready for. ”21 Although Gail found herself at a college she did not particularly like, with a major she was no longer interested in, there was one bright spot. She met a fellow student at Antioch, a history major named David Levine, who would become her husband just a year and a half later.

I teach a few boys . . It’s a special . ” I started nodding. If he was saying he had a special drawing class, I wanted to be in it. “Yes,” I said. “For drawing? I’d like to . . ” I sounded as jumbled as he did. He smiled broadly. “Wonderf . . It’s not just . . We paint too. Oils, watercol . . You’re very . . I’m so glad. You have . . ” He opened the HHB door. Finish the sentence, I thought. Finish it! What do I have? “. . ” He left. A gift! I didn’t just have the beginnings of an eye, I had a gift!

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