Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles Series #1)

Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles Series #1)

4.7 148
by Patricia C. Wrede, Patricia Wrede
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Princess Cimerone and the dragon Kazul share a spirited adventure with an extraordinary cast of characters in this first book in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles series.






Overview

Princess Cimerone and the dragon Kazul share a spirited adventure with an extraordinary cast of characters in this first book in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles series.






Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5-9-A feisty princess with a mind of her own shuns regal training and protocol, preferring to volunteer herself as a dragon's servant and companion. It's a spirited, rollicking story with clever fairy tale references subtly tied to elements of magic, wizardry, and the satisfying triumph of good over evil. (Dec. 1990)
From the Publisher
"What a charmer! . . . Laugh-out-loud reading pleasure."—Booklist (starred review)
"Full of excitement . . . and good humor. . . . Wrede's delightful voice is all her own."—School Library Journal (starred review)
"[An] upbeat and lively story."—VOYA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613563000
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Series:
Enchanted Forest Chronicles Series, #1
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
4.38(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"What a charmer! . . . Laugh-out-loud reading pleasure."—Booklist
"Full of excitement . . . and good humor. . . . Wrede's delightful voice is all her own."—School Library Journal
"[An] upbeat and lively story."—VOYA

Meet the Author

PATRICIA C. WREDE has written many novels, including Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot and The Grand Tour coauthored with Caroline Stevermer, as well as the four books in her own series, the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. She lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 148 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read these books when I was a kid in middle school. Ten years later I went back to read them again and I still LOVE them! Great stories for all ages!
Kahlessa More than 1 year ago
This is the first of The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia Wrede. The series consists of four novels:

1. Dealing with Dragons
2. Searching for Dragons
3. Calling on Dragons
4. Talking with Dragons

The books are fantasy, with good adventure and plenty of humor. I read the series again about every two years. I know it's a good series for young people because I was student teaching in an 8th grade class when I discovered it. Some of the students recommended it. But so far all the adults I have recommended it to have also enjoyed the novels.
Laurie_Jane_Kaye More than 1 year ago
All 4 of these books are amazing! Don't be fooled by the cover and section you find them in, they're not just for kids. These books are jam packed with fantasy, humor, great characters, and non stop good plot lines. Good to read on your own or in the classroom.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book appropriate for people of all ages! I read these as a kid, and have been searching madly for them again. It is unfortunate that the series isn't available in store. But I have requested them to be made into an ebook, for all you nook owners out there! A must read, even as an adult!
Ben10rules More than 1 year ago
Ok, so Princess Cimorene was expected to become a "proper princess", despite her non-princessy looks. But her parents caught her doing very un-princess like things, such as fenceing, learnig Latten, and so on. When her parents want her to marry a prince she is not fond of, she runs away to the dragons to work as a servent. All the dragons are unsure of what to think. One dragon named Kazul, decides to take her in and Cimorene learn the ways of the dragons fast. When she discovers an evil plot among the wizards, she immeditaly tell Kazul and they, along whith Morwen and tow others embark on a dangerous journey, filled whith magic and lies, friends and foes!
Guest More than 1 year ago
tThis is one of the most clever and funny books i've read. It has all the stuff i love in a book and more i can't believe how amazing this book is. I think if u love fantasy and love and want to have a good laugh this is the book for you. The last thing i got to say, is this is only the beginning to a extrodinary collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and I strongly recomend you buy it. It's one of those books you don't want to put down because somethings always happening!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was simply a charming book. It was cute witty, and very unusual. It centers around a princess who does things that are considered by everyone else 'simply not done' which makes her the perfect candidate for helping uncover a sinister plot and stopping it. A very quick read for a slightly advanced reader, but a great little book. What is really great is how it all gets neatly wrapped up at the end, the way books used to be like when I was younger and doesn't end in death and drama like most adult books. This is just a clean carefree book that gives you a break between more serious stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fantastic, Fantastic, Fantastic! Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede is a great book. This was my favorite book of all the adventure books I have read. The book had so much suspense that hooked me in right away. I couldn¿t even stop reading this book because it was so good. I¿m telling you this is a fantastic book! Dealing with Dragons is about a princess who runs away to work for a dragon because she didn¿t want to be a princess any more. The princess¿s name is Cimorene Princess of Linderwall. Her dragons name is Kazul, which is a female. Kazul took Cimorene since nobody else wanted to have a princess as their slave. Cimorene had duties everyday, from cleaning to running errands for Kazul. In the cave, which they live in, had so many tunnels that if u didn¿t know your way around you would get lost very quick. After everything was clean she would go and cook dinner for Kazul and her. Then she would clean up and go to bed and that was the end of her day. Some days, Cimorene would have visitors like her friend Morwen, princes, and other princesses. One day Morwen came by and told her that somebody stole a book from a dragon. She said that everybody thought it was wizards who did it but they were not for sure if the wizards did it. After a couple of days dragons were hearing things that would lead them to who did it but they still didn¿t have much evidence to prove it was the wizards. Well I can¿t go any farther or I will give away the ending. You don¿t want me giving the ending away do you? People who like dragons, princes, princesses, witches, and magical things should read this book. It would also be great for the people who like quick books. This was such a great book I would read it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dealing with Dragons has nothing to do with dealing, only living. Cimorene is a rebellious, bored teenage princess. In turn, this book may appeal to rebellious, bored teenagers. Mainly girls. It's funny and brings all the classic strong heroine-less fairy tales together. Unfortunately, I found a LOTR name in here and that put me off a bit... but I love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
bookworm-from-birth More than 1 year ago
when i was younger i read this book and loved it. it was a cute story and i always like a female lead. it was a good fun quick (well for me ) read.
monivelisse More than 1 year ago
I will never get tired of reading these books! I must have read them each at least half a dozen times by this point. With wacky storylines and no-nonsense writing style, they're a joy to read and completely unique.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago