If You Like Ella Enchanted by Gail Levine…
Try these fantasy stories.
Billingsley, Franny - The Folk Keeper
Corinna disguises herself as a boy to work as a Folk Keeper,
one who tends the vile, destructive "Folk" of
her land. When called to work for a wealthy family in their
manor by the sea, she discovers her heritage as a sea maiden.
Calhoun, Dia - Aria of the Sea
In the magical kingdom of Windward, Cerithe arrives at the
School of Royal Dancers where she finds herself torn between
her future as a dancer or a healer. 264p.
Coville, Bruce - Into the Land of the Unicorns
Forced to flee her home to avoid capture, Cara enters Luster,
the magical Land of the Unicorns, to carry an important message
and a magic amulet to the Unicorn Queen. The Unicorn Chronicles
continue in book II, Song of the Wanderer. 159p.
Hanley, Victoria - The Seer and the Sword
Princess Torina, who has the ability to see the future, tries
to help her friend Landen who seeks a sword that belongs to
his conquered kingdom. A treacherous murderer has gained power,
and they try to restore the rightful rulers. 341p.
Ibbotson, Eva - The Secret of Platform 13
Odge Gribble, a young hag, joins a wizard, an ogre
and a fairy to go on a rescue mission through the door that
their world and ours every nine years. Their task is to bring
home their kingdom's little prince who was stolen during
the time of the last opening. 231p.
Kindl, Patrice - Goose Chase
Rather than marry a cruel king or a dim-witted prince, an
enchanted goose girl escapes from her suitors and undergoes
many trials (like being captured by ogresses!) before learning
exactly who she is. 214p.
Lee, Tanith - Wolf Tower
Claidi, a servant
girl to the royal family, helps an imprisoned prince escape
the House. Together, they flee across the dangerous
Waste, facing dust storms, monster attacks and bandits in their
attempt to reach the Prince‘s homeland. The Claidi Journals
series continues in book II, Wolf Star. 223p.
Levine, Gail - Two Princesses of Bamarre
her adventurous sister Meryl suffering from the Grey Death,
meek and timid Princess Addie sets out to find a cure.
Lindgren, Astrid - Ronia,
the Robber's Daughter
who lives with her father and his band of robbers in an abandoned
castle, causes trouble when she becomes good friends
with a rival robber's son. 176p.
McGraw, Eloise - The Moorchild
Saaskia, half-folk and half-human, has never quite fit in.
When she learns that she was traded for a human child by the
Moorfolk, she sets out to rescue the stolen human child. 241p.
McKinley, Robin - Beauty
When the Beast demands
payment for her father's crime,
Beauty agrees to go live with the Beast in his strange castle.
Slowly she grows to love him and, through her love, helps release
him from the terrible spell he is under. 247p.
Morris, Gerald - The Savage Damsel and the
Lady Lynet undertakes a journey to Camelot to ask King Arthur
to send a knight to rescue her beautiful sister. Along the
journey she is befriended by a clever dwarf and a bold kitchen
helper, both of whom are more than they seem. 213p.
Pierce, Tamora - Alanna
Alanna, who dearly wants to become a knight, changes places
with her brother and is sent to court to earn her place as
a royal page, the first step towards knighthood. The Song of
the Lioness series continues in In the Hand of the Goddess,
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man and Lioness Rampant. 241p.
Pierce, Tamora - Squire
After becoming squire
to Lord Raoul, Keladry of Mindelan must face a terrifying test
in the Chamber of the Ordeal before
she can become a knight. Earlier titles in the Protector of
the Small series that tell about Kel's quest to become
a knight are First Test and Page. 399p.
Pullman, Philip - The Golden Compass
out to save her best friend and other children who have been
kidnapped and sent North to be used as guinea pigs
for terrible experiments having to do with a mysterious substance
called "Dust." The His Dark Materials series continues
in The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. 399p.
Regan, Dian Curtis - Princess
Princes Quinnella, from the magical kingdom of Mandria, makes
a wish at the Wishing Pool, she winds up in the world
on the other side of the pool—a place called Earth. 232p.
Springer, Nancy - Rowan Hood: Outlaw Girl
of Sherwood Forest
After her mother is murdered for being a healer, Rosemary
disguises herself as a boy and goes in search of her famous
father, Robin Hood. 170p.
Tomlinson, Theresa - Forestwife
In England, during the reign of Richard I, Marian flees from
an ar-ranged marriage to live with a community of forest folk
that includes a daring young outlaw named Robert. 170p.
Townley, Rod - The Great Good Thing
Nothing ever changes for Princess Sylvie and the other characters
in their storybook kingdom, until Sylvie finds a way to cross
over from their book into the dreams of a new Reader. In these
dreams, she has exciting new adventures, but after a disastrous
fire she must find a way to keep her story alive without her
Vande Velde, Vivian - A Hidden Magic
take a walk together in the magic forest, handsome but dim
Prince Alexander falls under the spell of an evil witch
and Princess Jen-nifer must come to his rescue, even though
it means having to match wits with dragons, sorcerers, giants
and (of course) the witch. 117p.
Wrede, Patricia C. - Dealing with Dragons
royal life terribly dull, Princess Cimorene runs away to live
in a nest of dragons and soon becomes involved with
fighting against some shady wizards who want to steal the dragons' kingdom.
The Enchanted Forest Chronicles continue in Searching for Dragons,
Calling on Dragons and Talking to Dragons. 212p.
Prepared by SRP, Feburary 2002