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  • Bibliography:
    23 Books (3 Series)
  • First Book:
    September 1998
  • Latest Book:
    November 2022
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Full Series List in Order

The Enchanted Collection

1 - Ella Enchanted (Sep-1998)
2 - Fairest (Sep-2006)

The Princess Tales

1 - The Fairy's Mistake (Mar-1999)
2 - The Princess Test (Mar-1999)
3 - Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep (Sep-1999)
4 - Cinderellis and the Glass Hill (Feb-2000)
5 - For Biddle's Sake (Oct-2002)
6 - The Fairy's Return (Oct-2002)

Tale of Two Castles

1 - A Tale of Two Castles (May-2011)
2 - Stolen Magic (Apr-2015)

Multi-Author Series List

Disney Fairies

1 - Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg (Sep-2005)
12 - Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand (Aug-2007)
21 - Fairies and the Quest for Never Land (Jun-2010)

Fairytale Retellings: Snow White

Fairest (Sep-2006)

Fairytale Retellings: Cinderella

Ella Enchanted (Sep-1998)
Cinderellis and the Glass Hill (Feb-2000)
The Wish (Jun-2000)
The Fairy's Return and Other Princess Tales (Sep-2006)

Fairytale Retellings: Sleeping Beauty

Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep (Sep-1999)
Fairest (Sep-2006)
The Fairy's Return and Other Princess Tales (Sep-2006)

Fairytale Retellings: Rapunzel

For Biddle's Sake (Oct-2002)

Fairytale Retellings: The Princess and the Pea

The Princess Test (Mar-1999)

Book List in Order: 23 titles

  • How can a fairy's blessing be such a curse? At her birth, Ella of Frell was the unfortunate recipient of 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 and a half, o...

  • In The Fairy's Mistake, two very different sisters have two very different encounters with the fairy Ethelinda. Rosella is kind and helpful. Her reward: Jewels and gems tumble out of her mouth whenever she speaks. Myrtle is rude and spiteful. Her...

  • In The Princess Test, King Humphrey has decided its time for his son, Prince Nicholas, to marry. But he must make sure the bride is a real princess. So he devises a series of princess tests, designed to weed out the phonies and the fakes. Meanwhile, ...

  • A spiteful fairy. A beautiful princess. An outstretched finger. A spindle. A hundred-year snooze. A charming prince. A kiss. All the familiar ingredients.

    But wait! Where did that extra prince come from? And those fairy gifts that were never...

  • IF NOBODY WANTS HIM, THAT’S FINE. HE’LL JUST TAKE CARE OF HIMSELF. When his father dies, Dave knows nothing will ever be the same. And then it happens. Dave lands in an orphanage -- the cold and strict Hebrew Home for Boys in Harlem -- far from ...

  • Ralph said, "Rain tomorrow." Burt said, "Barley needs it. You're covered with cinders, Ellis." Ralph thought that was funny. "That's funny." He laughed. "That's what we should call him-- Cinderellis." Burt guffawed.

    In this unusual spin on an old f...

  • There's nothing wrong with Wilma Sturtz. She's perfectly nice. But nobody cares about nice at Claverford, her middle school. Wilma is left out, forgotten, ignored--until she meets an extraordinary old lady who grants a wish: for Wilma to be the most ...

  • A kingdom beset by monsters... A disease that weakens and destroys... An epic poem and a hero of long ago... A story of danger and desperation... The two princesses of Barmarre couldn't be more different. Princess Addie is fearful and shy. Her dee...

  • On her eighth birthday Betsy takes the Shepherds' Oath and is determined to be the best shepherd in Bray Valley history. Any wolf who tries to eat her sheep had better watch out. But Zimmo is no ordinary wolf -- he's a hungry wolf, with a plan!In her...

  • Boy meets princess, and it's love at first sight. Both laugh at the same jokes. Both are named after birds. His name is Robin, hers is Lark. Could there ever have been a more perfect match? But alas! King Harrumphrey won't let Lark marry a baker's s...

  • There she was, chartreuse and warty and smiling at him. Such a nice smile. Something in his heart fluttered.

    The young maiden, Parsley, will eat nothing but parsley, which in Snettering-on-Snoakes grows only in the ...

  • Prilla, the newest fairy to arrive in Never Land, is so odd that Never Land itself isn't certain whether to let her into Fairy Haven. Prilla shakes hands when she meets other fairies, and she says "Pleased to meet you," instead of "Fly with you." Wha...

  • Once upon a time, there was a girl who wanted to be pretty . . . Aza's singing is the fairest in all the land, and the most unusual. She can "throw"t her voice so it seems to come from anywhere. But singing is only one of the two qualities prized in...

  • "Beware a mermaid's wrath!" The mermaid Soop has sent a flood to Fairy Haven! Water-talent fairy Rani must bring Soop a wand or the Home Tree and all the Never fairies will be swept away. But wise Mother Dove isn't sure which is worse, a wand or a ...

  • Falling in love is easy . . . . . . for Kezi, a beautiful mortal, dancer, and rug weaver, and for Olus, Akkan god of the winds. Their love brings Kezi the strength to fight her fate, and it gives Olus the strength to confront his fears. Together ...

  • Gwendolyn Carlisle loves fairies, perhaps too much. On her birthday, she receives the precious “kiss” necklace which has been passed down from mother to daughter ever since Peter Pan gave it to Wendy Darling. That night, Gwendolyn has the first o...

  • Mysteries abound, especially in Two Castles. Elodie journeys to the town of Two Castles to become a mansioner -- an actress -- but the master of the troupe turns her away. Brilliant dragon Meenore takes her in, then sends her on a dangerous mission...

  • This Is Just to Say

    If you’re looking for a nice happy book

    put this one down and run away quickly

    Forgive me sweetness and good cheer are boring

    Inspired by William Carlos Williams’s famous poem ”This Is Just to Say,...

  • Elodie, the dragon detective Meenore, and the kindly ogre Count Jonty Um are all on their way to Elodie’s home island of Lahnt. Elodie has barely set foot on land before she learns that the Replica, a statue that keeps her island’s deadly volc...

  • In this compelling and thought-provoking fantasy set in the world of The Two Princesses of Bamarre, Newbery Honor-winning author Gail Carson Levine introduces a spirited heroine who must overcome deeply rooted prejudice -- including her own -- to hea...

  • Set in the world of the Newbery Honor-winning Ella Enchanted, this tale by beloved author Gail Carson Levine stars a clever heroine who is determined to defy expectations -- and outwit a fairy’s curse. Evie is happiest when she is healing people...

  • In A Ceiling Made of Eggshells, Newbery Honor-winning author Gail Carson Levine tells a moving and ambitious story set during the expulsion of Jews from Spain, about a young Jewish girl full of heart who must play her own role in her people’s epic ...

  • This novel from Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine about two princesses battling against their fates in the middle of the Trojan War is a must-read for anyone who loves Greek mythology or the Percy Jackson books!Cassandra, a princess of Troy and...

Award-Winning Books by Gail Carson Levine

Dave at Night
2000 Bookseller's Choice -- Middle Readers
Ella Enchanted
1998 Bookseller's Choice -- Middle Readers
1999 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Grades 6-9
1999 Grand Canyon Reader Award -- Teen
1999 Maine Student Book Award -- Grades 4-8
2000 California Young Reader Medal -- Middle School
2000 Iowa Teen Award -- Young Adult
2000 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award -- Grades 4-8
2000 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Grades 6-8
The Two Princesses of Bamarre
2003 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 6-8

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Gail Carson Levine has published 23 books.

Gail Carson Levine does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Sparrows in the Wind, was published in November 2022.

The first book by Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted, was published in September 1998.

Yes. Gail Carson Levine has 3 series.