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download ebook PDF EPUB, book in english language. [Download] book Just Ella By Margaret. Peterson Haddix in format PDF. Just Ella By. This movement had then been going on for about Just Ella seven years.. Every beginner falls continually and expends an enormous amount of energy in getting . Editorial Reviews. medical-site.info Review. In Just Ella, Margaret Peterson Haddix puts a spin on the traditional tale of the glass slippers. In her version, Ella (sans.

But after she is chosen to marry the prince, life with the royal family is not the "happily ever after" that Ella imagined. Pitiless and cold, the royals try to mold her into their vision of a princess. Ella's life becomes a meaningless schedule of protocol, which she fears she will never grasp. And Prince Charming's beautiful face hides a vacant soul. Even as her life turns to misery, the stories persist that Ella's fairy godmother sent her to the ball: How else could the poor girl wear a beautiful gown, arrive in a coach, and dance in those glass slippers?

Branson before leaving the village. Imagine you are Mrs. Branson and Ella has come to you for advice. What advice would you give Ella to help her on her journey? Readers should free to use their imaginations.

However, answers should refer to Ella's memories of Mrs. Branson - a generous mother of ten children who always found a way to share bits of home-made bread with Ella. Ella also claims that Mrs. Branson was the source of the only mothering she ever received.

The advice Mrs. Branson gives Ella should be consistent with what we know of her and be plausible in the context of the story. How do the books on medicine and farming help Ella in Suala?

Just Ella Discussion Guide

If you had to leave your home and could only take two books, which books would you take? Briefly explain your choices. Presumably Ella uses these books to grow food for the camp and to treat illness and injuries.

Answers to the second question will vary and are not bound by the context of Ella's story.


Imagine you are Jed and the King has allowed you to lead a peace mission to Suala. What would you say to the leaders of Suala to persuade them to end the war? One page , Jed says in a letter that he makes the case for peace to his own kingdom on the grounds that the war is draining the royal treasury. Look for answers that speculate that Jed might use a similar logic to appeal to Suala. Readers might also appeal to Suala with stories of suffering from the refugee camp.

In either case, answers should be structured from Jed's perspective and be consistent with what he has seen and experienced and with what he considers important. How would you describe Ella's feelings about Lucille? Use evidence from the text to support your description. As she is in the fairy tale, Ella's stepmother is cruel, selfish, and demanding. As a result, Ella despises Lucille.

On page 21, Ella says of Lucille, "certainly she was no substitute for a mother. On page 61, Ella says to Lucille, "You are older than me. You have more power than me. But you are not my better. How many times do I have to tell you that? What do Prince Charming and Jed Reston have in common? Compare the two men, including their personalities and their feelings for Ella. Ella was forced into servitude to her stepmother, Lucille, and stepsisters, Corimunde and Griselda, after the death of her father.

They receive news that the king and queen are holding a royal ball. Despite Lucille forbidding her from attending and giving her more than enough housework to keep her busy, Ella planned to go, mostly as a way to spite her, as well as search for a potentially better job than housemaid.

She managed to attend by wearing her mother's old wedding dress and glass slippers she won in a wager with the town's glassblower, and getting a ride from a friendly coachman. Although Prince Charming was enamored by her, Ella had to run from the ball at midnight because it was the only way to catch a free ride home, though she lost one of her glass slippers as she left.

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The prince finally found her through the shoe fitting, although Ella did not realize Jed was also there assisting the prince, so he knew of her origins long before she told him.

They have a falling out, however, when she thinks that he is using her to try and realize his dream of a camp for refugees of the Sualan war. Increasingly dissatisfied with her life at the palace, and learning that she was chosen to be the prince's bride to keep the family lineage beautiful as opposed to true love, Ella brings up the possibility of breaking the engagement.

When she does not back down from her request, however, she is thrown in the dungeon in an attempt to break her spirit. Madame Bisset also posts a monstrous jailer named Quog to keep guard over her, warning Ella that if she refuses to go through with the marriage after the wedding day, he will be allowed to do with her as he wishes. With the help of Mary, Ella digs her way out of the cell through the hole that serves as a toilet, steals some supplies and her father's books from Lucille's house, and makes her way to Jed's refugee camp, which he was given permission to build after Ella's imprisonment so he would not learn what happened to her.

Upon arriving at the camp, Jed proposes to Ella, confessing that he was in love with her since they met but said nothing due to her engagement.

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She tells him to wait six months, however, so that she has time to sort things out, and ask again. She works at the camp as a doctor, and then camp leader when Jed's father dies and he has to return to the castle.

He writes from the palace saying that right after her escape, Madame Bisset suggested they use one of Ella's stepsisters in place of her for the wedding to make sure the incident does not get out. The prince went straight to Lucille's house and took Corimunde to marry him, and now they and her sister and mother are living happily at the palace.

He also mentions that he does not want his father's position and may escape like she did, but wants to wait and see if he can use whatever power he has to end the Sualan war before he does. The book ends with Ella wondering about her future, the true meaning of beauty and happy endings, and realizing her feelings for Jed.

She is a form of Cinderella. Ella is described as being very beautiful, free-spirited, witty, and smart. Even as her life turns to misery, the stories persist that Ella's fairy godmother sent her to the ball: How else could the poor girl wear a beautiful gown, arrive in a coach, and dance in those glass slippers?

But there is no fairy godmother to help Ella escape the deadening life of the castle. Can she do it on her own? Margaret Peterson Haddix's reconstruction of the Cinderella legend without the magic -- how a commoner could have married the prince -- is a story as richly fascinating as the classic tale. Reviews 0 Specifications Please sign in to review this product.

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