Kw-logo-smaller

Gail Carson Levine Biography

Gail Carson Levine is the author of books like Ella Enchanted and Fairest.
Courtesy of HarperCollins

Birthdate: September 17, 1947
Birthplace: New York, New York

Gail Carson Levine - A True Artiste

As a child, Gail Carson Levine had no aspirations to be a writer. Sure, she liked reading stories and scribbling down random tales, but she loved painting and drawing. Gail pursued her love of these textile art forms until one day - when she took a class for writing and illustrating - and found out she didn't like illustrating half as much as she thought she did! For nine years, everything she wrote was rejected by publishers, but she just kept at it until finally someone took the bait.

Gail Carson Levine - Fairy Tale Fun

Gail's first published novel eventually became a cinematic success as well. Ella Enchanted hit book stores in 1997 and scored a Newbery Honor Award the following year. Readers around the world fell in love with the cursed Ella and have kept Gail Carson Levine busy writing new books every year since. Her newest addition to her fairy tale collection is titled Fairest, which follows ugly duckling Aza in her quest for happiness.

Gail Carson Levine - Did U Know?

  • Ella Enchanted was adapted into a feature film in 2004 starring Anne Hathaway.
  • Gail Carson Levine and her husband David wrote a children's musical called Spacenapped.
  • Gail Carson Levine has an Airedale Terrier named Jake.
  • Gail Carson Levine has written a non-fiction book about how you can be a successful writer called Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly.
  • Gail Carson Levine Says...

    "I had always been the hardest on myself when I drew and painted. I am not hard on myself when I write. I like what I write, so it is a much happier process."

    Related Stories:

  • Fairest Book Review
  • Ella Enchanted DVD Review
  • The Princess Diaries Book Review
  • More Great Fairy Tales and Stories...
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like it!

    latest videos

    F1159555216578

    Fave Gail Carson Levine Book?

    • Ella Enchanted.
    • Fairest.
    • Princess Tales Collection.
    • Dave at Night.

    related stories

    Random in the forums

    That_Blonde_Chickadee
    eedakcihC_ednolB_tahT
    reply about 1 hour
    -AdorableArmi-
    -ImraElbaroda-
    reply about 1 hour
    -AdorableArmi-
    Honestly, i am an INTROVERT.... xx
    reply about 1 hour
    Charulata
    Charulata posted in General:
    Ello ello friend, how you been? Ello ello friend, when you coming over? You let me in Still can't win When you going to stop? I do a [???] Panic or two I don't know what to do?? O
    reply about 2 hours
    Attitude_Areena
    Sans mein Teri sans sans mileĀ 
    reply about 2 hours

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    Big_icon_(7)

    Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

    Big_icon_(4)

    You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

    Big_icon_(6)

    The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!

    Ow_fright_ad_100x100

    Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...