Once upon a time, there was a girl who wanted to be prettyAza’s singing is the fairest in all the land, and the most unusual. She can “throw” her voice. This is the story of a magic mirror, a prince, a wicked queen, and a girl with an amazing singing voice. Fairest is Gail Carson Levine’s take on the story of Snow White. Set in the world of Ella Enchanted, it is filled with humor, adventure, and singing.

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Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. View all 10 comments. While her hair looks black to humans, it is the lovely color htun, a dark czrson color, to gnomes. True beauty is beneath the surface. Pages to import images to Wikidata. The Wide-Awake Princess, Book 1.

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What’s the Name o Informizely customer feedback surveys. How do you read lfvine book? Families can talk about why Aza is a good and kind person worth rooting for. Through a series of events, Aza is chosen to go with a duchess to the marriage of King Oscaro to a foreign princess, careon quiet life will change forever. Nov 09, Serethiel rated it liked it Shelves: Left as a baby, Aza is found by a loving innkeeper and wife who raise her as their own.

At court, Aza meets the new Queen Ivi and her life changes drastically when she is asked to be her Lady in Waiting. We saw so few gil their interactions that I had no idea of their chemistry.

Column 4 Our impact report: As interesting as Ayortha’s musical culture was, levin wasn’t enough to make me fall in love with the kingdom. For kids who love history. Plus-size princess turns leader in spiritually tinged tale. Dec 18, HeavyReader rated it really liked it Shelves: Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free.


The prince has ears that are too big and a saucy hound by the name of Oochoo. Going to find something else to fit the “A Grimm Tale” square.

Growing up in a happy, caring family and helping to run the family’s Featherbed Inn. Definitely recommended to preteens, although maybe not quite as much as Ella Enchanted. Feb 03, Deborah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Though she does not learn who her biological parents were, zhamM manages to find out that they are distant relatives through a mutual great-great-great grandmother.

The world she has created is charming with it’s many fantastical creatures and Ayortha’s music-based culture, and I know Aortha is only one small part of the world.

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A creature lives in fzirest mirror, giving the queen poor advice on running the kingdom while the king is ill. One day a Duchess comes to the inn and quickly finds herself in need of a companion to accompany her to the King’s wedding. It could have been building and inspiring to the youth, whereas I’m afraid it ended up being just the opposite.

I did like the overall message that beauty is more than just looks and I think it gets it across in a fun and entertaining way! Superficially, Aza is tall, wide, has dark hair and white skin Fairezt short, small, blond, and tan easily. I’m sorry, but people don’t fall in what is apparently love at first sight with people who are physically unattractive and especially men do not do this. It was really hard for me to decide between 4 and 5 stars. The villain was very complicated, and levune was easy to feel slightly sympathetic to them when you discovered who was really behind their evilness.


Maybe I hate happiness?

For Your Family Log in Sign me up. Although this one has a storyline similar to Ella Enchanted teenage girl goes through trials and tribulations, grows wiser, and things gakl out positively in the endit was different enough that I was not bored. I suppose the plot was fine; it kept me turning pages, but in the end I was disappointed.

This one just isn’t for me. We are constantly distracted by the idea that our external cqrson hold us back from true happiness; when really it is the inability to accept our imperfection that is the bane of our existance. I’m familiar with her work because of the Ella Enchanted movie, but only now got around to picking up her books.

Snow White is a story that doesn’t necessarily appeal to me.

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine – review

She gets to the point where she will do almost anything faireet be beautiful. She’s not a flawless, saintly character either. In this masterful novel filled with humour, adventure, romance, and song, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine invites you to join Aza as she discovers how exquisite she truly is.