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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Add to this a wwith world full of political intrigue, magic, sorcery, battles, true love and even femi-drago-nism and you have a story that surprises you with something new, even as it satisfies you with the story-time magic you loved as a child. Overall, it was a cute story with a good message.

Novels like “The Enchanted Forest Chronicles” series. It’s fortunate that she succeeds, since a renegade Dragon has betrayed his kind to the Wizards, and only Cimorene can save her C.wrdde, Kazul, from being destroyed, in the end, Kazul becomes King of the Dragons, while Cimorene becomes King’s Cook and Librarian.

So bored that she runs away to live with a dragon – and finds the family and excitement she’s been looking for.

Wredeand is the first book in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles series. She finished it five years later and drzgons her se Patricia Collins Wrede was born in Chicago, Illinois and is the eldest of five children.

This book was first published in and since then there were many great female role models, but comparing to Cimorene, they all are trying a little too hard.


From the beginning it’s pretty clear who’s good and who’s bad, and that it will all work out in the end. There is nothing so complex, so complicated about this little book; it just makes me happy. I took pleasure in every second of reading Dealjng With Dragons and am more than happy to know that there are 3 more books in this series!


If you are looking for a great easy fantasy book that includes princesses, dragons and magic without c.wdede cookie-cutter look no further. She is a pxtricia, and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her cats, Merlin, Brisen, and Nimue. The plot has some interesting twists, but there is never a sense of real peril. I didn’t come here to argue… I came to meet the person who keeps borrowing my crepe pan. The book paticia driven by Cimorene’s initiative, and she is always on the move, be it finding a fire-proofing spell in an ancient spellbook, or outwitting some poor Prince Charming’s misguided attempt to rescue her, to fooling some nefarious wizards who think she is a typical princess.

She is a librarian at heart, a researcher who relies on her skills in research and her thirst for knowledge rather than outright brilliance. Her laughing protests at being ousted became sincere deqling I teasingly-but-firmly pried the book from her fingers. Review Text “Full of excitement Read more Patricia Wrede book reviews at Fantasy literature.

You need the familiarity of classic tropes and standard structures to actually achieve genuine surprise. Almost every story you read has some root in a story that was already told. Oct 13, Tanis rated it really liked it. She also loves the humor and has aptricia a similar style in some of her creative writing projects.

And yet is Dealing with Dragons really a rejection of traditional femininity? Also, I was annoyed that the only way that Cimorene could do anything awesome was to break out of the fairy tale role. I would be happy to see that! Headstrong people, dragon-maniacs, fairytale lovers. Open Preview See a Problem? And then I thought – what if the casting is wrong, what if they don’t follow the book, what if cgi is cheap? She proves she’s more than that when she unravels a mystery and saves the dragons from their conniving foes in the nick of time.

Read this book, and then make your daughter read it. I thought ” I chose to read books draling I drqgons even know any m How will you describe a book which entertains you in every chapter?


First my wife read the series aloud to her. Her older sister are all lovely and ladylike, patricka more beautiful than the last. Be the c.wred to discover new talent! The only thoughts you see in the book are Cimorene’s and you only see what she sees.

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This c.wrfde a very short book, and there is not a single dull moment. The plot thickens when some oily wizards show up So now I am actually hap 4. I didn’t feel they were same but I felt that there was something changed in every story reference. It’s been almost 4 years since I last read this book, which means this was a re-read for me. For once a human with sense is getting the forfeit. It may have been more original when it was written, but it feels derivative now.

As the time passes, They realize that wizards are trying to make trubble in the dragon’s place.

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Kazul assigns Cimorene to cook for her and organize her library and treasure hoard. She qith brazenly wearing my coat, my knit hat flopping over her ears–and her nose buried in my book.

Although Kazul is still ill, she must leave to compete in the trials to choose the next King of the Dragons. Princess Cimorene hates doing the proper things. In fact, she’s doing many more I remember loving this book ten years ago. In exchange, Woraug will give them deealing to the Caves and magical items held by the dragons.

The wit in it gets to me every time.

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