She was a member of the Scribble Scrabble Club in Elementary school.
Her first published novel was Ella Enchanted. Telling fairy tales with a twist is a hallmark of Levine's writing. Her Princess Tales series, set in the Kingdom of Biddle, is a collection of light-hearted and heart-warming adventures with smart, sassy heroes and heroines.
Levine has also written an illustrated novel for young readers called Fairy Dust and the Quest For the Egg, which was published in 2005 by Disney Press as the cornerstone of the new "Disney Fairies" franchise. The novel explores the world of Never Land (of Barrie's and Disney's Peter Pan) and the community of fairies who live in the area of the island known as Fairy Haven. Familiar characters such as Tinker Bell and Captain Hook appear in the story, as well as original characters. Levine's fairy society is a peaceful one, where every fairy and sparrow man (male fairy) has a specific "talent" -- a job that they instinctively know how to do perfectly, and love. Some of the new characters introduced include Rani (named for Levine's sister), a water-talent fairy; Vidia, a fast-flying-talent fairy (the bully); and Prilla, a fairy whose talent seems to have fallen out of her on her way to Fairy Haven. Levine recently released a sequel to this book, titled Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand.
There are more books by her coming out in 2008, such as a sequel to The Two Princesses of Bamarre.
Gail has traveled most of the world to meet her readers at book signings for Ella and other books that have been translated into many languages.
The fairy tales of now; Writer Gail Carson Levine asks, 'How about a spunky Cinderella?'.(The Home Forum)(Kid Space)
Jan 11, 2000; When she was growing up, Gail Carson Levine's dad wouldn't talk about his childhood. She knew that he grew up in a Hebrew...
Teaching Kids: Discovering the Magic in Writing.(Gail Carson Levine's "Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly," a how-to-write guide for kids)(Brief article)
Sep 25, 2006; Byline: Karen Springen For a lot of kids, writing is a chore. Essays. Journal entries. Book reports . But this month Newbery...