The Fairy's Mistake

by Gail Carson Levine

On Sale: 04/08/1999

The Fairy's Mistake

by Gail Carson Levine

illustrated by Mark Elliott

On Sale: 04/08/1999


About the Book

Gail Carson Levine charmed the world with Ella Enchanted, her spirited retelling of the Cinderella story. Now this award-winning author turns her attention to two more classic fairy tales, and deftly turns them upside down and inside out with her trademark wit and hilarity.

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 punishment: Bugs and vipers slither out of her mouth. The fairy Ethelinda feels she's meted out justice just right--until she discovers Rosella has been locked up by a greedy prince and Myrtle is having the time of her life!

In The Princess Test, King Humphrey has decided it's 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, Nicholas has fallen in love with Lorelei, a mere blacksmith's daughter. She's no princess, but he wants to marry her all the same--but how will she ever pass the terrible tests?

In these first two delightfully entertaining, laugh-out-loud Princess Tales, Gail Levine gently spoofs the notion that fairies are always right and that tests can ever prove a person's worth, but holds fast to the notion that true love will always win in the end.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060280604
  • ISBN 10: 0060280603
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 04/08/1999
  • Pages: 96
  • List Price:18.50 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Anthologies
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Short Stories
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Chapter Books
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  • BISAC7 : JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Intermediate
  • BISAC8 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • BISAC9 : JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)
  • BISAC10 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Frogs & Toads

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