Fairest by Gail LevineFairest by Gail Levine


byGail Levine

Paperback | July 24, 2012

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Once upon a time, there was a girl who wanted to be pretty . . .

Aza's singing is the fairest in all the land, and the most unusual. She can "throw" her voice so it seems to come from anywhere. But singing is only one of the two qualities prized in the Kingdom of Ayortha. Aza doesn't possess the other: beauty. Not even close. She's hidden in the shadows in her parents' inn, but when she becomes lady-in-waiting to the new queen, she has to step into the light—especially when the queen demands a dangerous favor. A magic mirror, a charming prince, a jealous queen, palace intrigue, and an injured king twine into a maze that Aza must penetrate to save herself and her beloved kingdom.

Gail Carson Levine is the author of the Newbery Honor Book Ella Enchanted; New York Times bestsellers Ever and Fairest; ALA Notable Book Dave At Night; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; the six Princess Tales books; the nonfiction book Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly; and a companion to this picture book, Betsy Who Crie...
Title:FairestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.7 inPublished:July 24, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060734108

ISBN - 13:9780060734107

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from My Junior-High Self Loved This Read this in junior high and I liked it back then.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story! A wonderful retelling of Snow White. Magical and enchanting.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! One of my favourites as a kid :)
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good Convoluted story, unlikeable and flat characters. Really disappointing, as my favourite book is Levine's "Ella Enchanted." For a better Snow White retelling, check out the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful The story was beautiful and compelling.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this as a child, still do! This is a great read for children and adults the same! So whimsical
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fairest I've loved this book for years! The adventures Aza encounters are wonderful and the characters are delightful.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! Levine has done it again! Although I love Ella Enchanted this one is not at the same level. Still a great read and still worth people's time but if you're expecting the same greatness from Ella Enchanted then no luck. But still worth a read
Date published: 2011-05-19

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