Gail Carson Levine (Who Wrote That?) by Dennis Abrams

By Dennis Abrams

Biography of Gail Carson Levine, whose books for teenagers are frequently takes on favourite fairy stories and whose first released paintings was once the preferred Ella enchanted.

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Levine also made friends with other writers, both published and unpublished, and became part of the writing community: I continued taking classes. As soon as I took a class, I formed a critique group [a group of other aspiring writers that meet to discuss each other’s work and make suggestions for improvement]. Then my second class was with the kid’s book writer Kate McMullan, and she was very encouraging. 35 This was just the kind of encouragement that Levine needed. It is hard to start out as an author.

Neither David’s nor Gail’s parents were happy about their decision and would no longer pay their tuition at Antioch. Unwilling to wait two additional years to get married, they both transferred from Antioch College to City University of New York, where the tuition was much lower. Antioch College’s system was unusual, so City University did not accept all of Gail’s Antioch credits. Gail received her Bachelor of Arts from City College of the City University of New York two years later, in 1969, graduating cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

It is also more than that. In most traditional fairy tales, the heroes and heroines tend to be “cardboard,” one-dimensional, characters. They usually have just one quality; for example, characters are pretty, or courageous, or strong. At the end of the story, they are not real, breathing characters; they are still cardboard. Levine expands the idea of a fairy tale heroine to that of a complicated, real person, one the reader really cares about. By the end of the story, we want her to be happy. We want and need Ella to be able to break the curse.

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