Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One [Patricia C. Wrede] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Cimorene is. Dealing with Dragons began as a short story, “The Improper Princess,” and was expanded to novel length at the insistence of Jane Yolen, my editor at Harcourt. Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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That’s also a good one. I never thought of that. What’s the Name o She’s been told that they like to keep princesses, and she thinks that this is one princessly thing that she could possibly do.


There tends to be a lot of hidden gems in this category and to me, this book was one of them. There is plenty of magic, evil wizards, princesses, Prince Charmings and even a friendly witch to make this a good fantasy adventure for kids.

I didn’t feel they were same but I felt that there was something changed in every story reference. There was a great deal of etiquette, from the proper way to curtsy before a visiting prince to how loudly it was permissible to scream when being carried off by a giant. But that just isn’t done. Cimorene is not a proper princess. The wizard tries to stop her from returning home, but Cimorene does not fall for his tricks.

The writing is clearly targeted at younger pre-teen readers, but this is a fun story that many older readers will enjoy, too.

Nowadays, all the princes are talking birds, or dogs, or hedgehogs. She doesn’t pagricia any thing which can make her a perfect princess, I mean she doesn’t want a life like princess.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Who might want to eat her but they’d dargons not I have one issue with this character: Jun 05, Witu rated it really liked it Shelves: Other books in the series. Having said that, this is a very interesting story of a Princess who detests traditi I would place this book somewhere between The Ordinary Princess and the Harry Potter series in terms of complexity of plot, age appropriateness and the amount of fun I had reading it. Books by Patricia C.


Patricix With Dragons was a very fun read, and if it isn’t a classic yet, it ought to be. What I love about this is that it definitely subverts many of the naive, silly Princess troupes we see a lot of in fantasy. I liked her almost from page one and was quickly sucked into the story. I recommended this book for young readers, and it is just so darned appropriate for an impressionable young woman.

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So it’s a kid’s book but it is so much fun. Nine times out of ten, talking is a way of avoiding doing Q: She also c.wrece to fend off persistent knights who come to rescue her, and investigate the actions of a couple of sneaky wizards.

There was no love interest. Great fantasy and tons of humor. I am very grateful that Giselle recommended it to me, and I can’t wait to see how the series shapes up in future.

Luckily, there are dragons in need of princesses and Cimorene finds one that happens to want a princess.

And one particularly adorable princess. The wizards’ staves absorb magic from any magical sources nearby — including dragons.

She is dragoons vegetarian, and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her cats, Merlin, Brisen, and Nimue. Throw in the requisite witches and wizards and an underlying conspiracy and you end up with this very enjoyable book.

I thought ” I chose to read books and I didn’t even know any m How will you describe a book which entertains you in every chapter? Cimorene and her Dragon have a lovely relationship, and as the book goes on we wth Cimorene develop as a character and an adventurer.


Those just aren’t the elements that stood out to me on this reread. The same thing happened over the Latin lessons from the court philosopher, the cooking lessons from the castle chef, the economics lessons from the court treasurer, and the juggling lessons from the court minstrel.

Meanwhile, Kazul wins the trials fairly and becomes the King of the Dragons. Quotes from Dealing with Dragons.

Well, she and I happened to have some little plastic toy dragons and wizards and we’d use them to act out this book. And yet is Dealing with Dragons really a rejection of traditional femininity?

In fact, I think this book is a great introduction to a traditional fantasy world where dragons and princesses exist even for readers who don’t normally pick up books like this. Of course I had to read it first, the way you have to taste the cookie dough, patriia make sure it’s just right. If you’re interested, pick up this book.

In the past I’ve turned to romance books, but as of late I’ve been turning more and more to YA books preferably those set for younger audiences middle grade. Aug 30, Michelle rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Contrary to popular beliefs, not every dragon wants a princess. A great present for young girls and boys.

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