Searching for Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles Series #2)

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Cimorene, the princess who refuses to be proper, meets her match in the not-quite-kingly Mendanbar. With the aid of a broken-down magic carpet and a leaky magical sword, the two tackle a series of dragon-nappings.

With the aid of King Mendanbar, Princess Cimorene rescues the dragon Kazul and saves the Enchanted Forest from a band of wicked wizards.

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Overview

Cimorene, the princess who refuses to be proper, meets her match in the not-quite-kingly Mendanbar. With the aid of a broken-down magic carpet and a leaky magical sword, the two tackle a series of dragon-nappings.

With the aid of King Mendanbar, Princess Cimorene rescues the dragon Kazul and saves the Enchanted Forest from a band of wicked wizards.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The fun continues. . . . Wrede's tongue-in-cheek humor balances well with sweet adolescent discovery, and the result is another winning chapter in a delightful tale."—School Library Journal
"Once again, Wrede offers a story that will delight fantasy fans."—Booklist
"This sequel . . . is as sprightly as the original. Both fun and funny. . . . A refreshing romp."—Kirkus Reviews
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Dealing as it does with dragon-napping and magic-stealing, this sequel to Dealing with Dragons puts a whimsical spin on familiar fairy-tale elements. Ages 12-up. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
The second title of the "Enchanted Forest Chronicles' is as witty as the first, Dealing With Dragons. In this 2nd book, Princess Cimorene, chief cook and librarian for Kazul, King of the Dragons, prepares to search for her [the King is a 'she'] when King Mendanbar appears to ask Kazul to help him [this King is a 'he'] find out who is destroying his forest. The two combine forces, locate a flying carpet, a bit on the faulty side, and begin their search. They encounter man-eating giants, roc-snakes, and a host of sleazy wizards. Non-stop action with a cast of strong females make this an enchanting read. 1992 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152045654
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Series: Enchanted Forest Chronicles Series , #2
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 208,719
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.54 (w) x 7.02 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2000

    A DEVILISH SEQUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Searching For Dragons is one of the best sequels I have ever read. Princess Cimorene is back and with the help of the handsome King Mendanbar, who just happens to be King of the Enchanted Forest, Morwen the friendly witch,Telemain the overzealous magician, and two of Morwen's cats Choas, and I forget the other one, they embark on a dangerous journey to rescue Kazul, King of the Dragons, from the deadly Wizards.This book is a five star fantasy,I couldn't put it down until the very end( Which I predicted) Read this book and all the others and I guarantee you'll love them just as I did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2008

    The Best

    Out of the 4 books in the enchanted forest chronicles this was my favorite. It's story amazing intesting and fun with humor my favorite part about theses books, and the romance between cimorene and mendanbar.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2008

    Loved it!!!!!!!

    I loved the Enchanted forest chronicles. The air of romance and sense of adventure. It has everything i want in a book and i enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2008

    Awesome Book

    I love this book so much. Without a doubt it is my favorite of the 4 Enchanted Forest Chronicles. My only problem is that it seems to be everyone else's least favorite, therefore is not commonly found anywhere. It is the only one not in a bookstore near me and it is also the only one I can't get ahold of at my library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2007

    AMAZING

    A great book that anyone interested in fantasy should love!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2006

    100000000000000000000000000000 Stars

    it was a great follow up!!! i loved having some romance(but just a pinch)!!! this is romance/adventure/medieval times

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2005

    Written by a boy who hates to read!!!! Well hated...

    Absoloutly a great choice for Dragon lover, and A book doesn't make a book unless there is a love between a Princess and a King. I love how it brings in different fairy tales. But I won't ruin it for you... So read it!!! You will love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2004

    this was a great book!!!!!

    it was da best book evah!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2004

    GREAT!!!!!

    I absolutely LOVE this book. I have the series, but out of them all, this is my favorite. It's very hard to put down. Our characters: King Mendenbar is the not-very-kingly king of the Enchanted Forest. Willin is one of the few servants at the castle. Cimerone is the 'Royal Cook and Librarian' for the King of Dragons, Kazul. Kazul (in this book) gets captured by the wizards. Cimerone and Mendenbar have to find Kazul. So with the aid of a broken magic carpet and a few buckets of soapy water with lemon juice, Cimerone and Mendenbar are off on a <i> very</i> important rescue mission!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2004

    Put this book down? Never!

    Wow!!! It's not everyday that one can find a book as amazing as this one! I honestly read it in one day, because I just couldn't put it down! This is one of those books I'd like for my children and their children and their children, and so on to read, if for no other reason than it is a wonderful timeless story for children and adults alike! If you haven't read this book, I strongly advise you to! ^.^

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2004

    A fun and easy book to read...

    This book is really fun and easy to read. I expected more of it to be honest, but I won`t lie saying that I didnt enjoy reading it. It`s the ideal book to read to a child interested in adventures, but as far as real dragon`s go, it`s really not the book to come to. I say this because Im familiar to Tolkien`s world and it is much more complete, complex and much more interesting. Another thing that I must say I didnt like of this story is the way the author used the images of princesses as dull, silly and superficial characters. I am not a feminist, but that was something that I didn`t appeal to. Maybe thats why one gets to like Cimorene a lot. Mendanbar is charmmind, Morwen is a truthworthy loyal witch, Telemain, to me, is the funny character... I liked him. Kazul is...well... a dragon, which makes her delightful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2003

    Not just for young adults!

    Although B & N suggests this book for young adults, I recommend it to all high fantasy fans who like to laugh. Patricia Wrede turns all of the fairy tale conventions on their heads. She's created wonderful characters, especially the ever-practical Princess Cimorene who refuses to let the romance become sappy, or even particularly romantic. Anyone interested in a light read that still can keep you up half the night will want to read the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, whatever their age.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2003

    I never put it down!!

    I loved this book it was my favorite out of all the chronicles. The others are very good as well but this one is my favorite. I read it in 2 hours, I was hooked. I just couldn't put it down once I picked it up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2002

    searching for dragons

    this is a great book in the enchanted forest series. A hint of romance, danger and more, this book truly deserves 5 stars! go out and buy this book, you wont regret it, but before you do, read the first book DEALING WITH DRAGONS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2002

    Patricia Wrede has done it again!

    Patricia Wrede has once again made an outstanding addition to the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. Searching for Dragons is a book that has a mixture of adventure, fantasy, and a little bit of romance. Cimorine is now encountering yet another adventure with the dragon Kazul and some new characters that are essential to Ms.Wrede's future stories. This book is a must must read book if you enjoy a good fantasy book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2002

    Excellent Book!!!

    This book was really good and really well written. But the only reason I gave it four stars is because in the beginning it was kinda boring and slow. But then after that, the book started getting really good! A lot of new characters come in along with more adventure and it even has its funny moments at times. And this book is WAY more better than the first! (I'm not saying the first book wasn't good!) And I think the ending to this book was so good!! I love it because everything turns out the way it should be and everyone is happy. I was up til one in the morning finishing this book, I couldn't put it down! I recommend this book to EVERYONE who likes fantasy!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2002

    A good report from a young person's p.o.v

    I read the literary work entitled Searching For Dragons. This book completely captivated me. It is one of the few books that satisfies my craving for magic related titles. It is not from any one persons point of view and that was good. I would recommend this book to ages 12 and older. I am a thirteen year old girl and found it very intersting. Males and females would enjoy it. Read Searching for Dragons if you want an interesting, fantasy book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2002

    jen 14 yr. old fantasy book lover

    I loved this book!I read the first one in school and i loved it.I wanted to know what the socitey of wizards would pull next.I neever really thought they would capture kazul though. this is the best book ever.i liked mendanbar alot thougt my favorite character in this book by far has to be cimorene I liked her in the first one but this one by far is the best. Ithink they should make these books into movies instead of dumb harry potter. these would be great movies,and if i ever win the mega bucks i would make these books into movies.i saw the harry potter movie and thought it was so stupid the only good thing about the movie is the visual effects were cool.All of my friends think i am silly but she writes these books so well you feel like our in the plot with the charaters. My dad always said a good plot keeps you geussing. I also liked the romantic quality this book had to offer.I cant give much more than that away but hey read it for yourself

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2002

    best book ever written

    this book is an all time fav. becuase of the adventure and deception. you'll love this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2001

    A Favorite

    I highly recommend this book, the second in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede. The characters are all strong. Princess Cimorene, the smart and stubborn princess from _Dealing with Dragons_ returns and teams up with the magical King of the Enchanted Forest Mendanbar to rescue the royal dragon Kazul and save the Enchanted Forest from a wizard plot. I have always liked the attention to detail and smoothness of plot in this series. It especially strikes a reader when reading the whole series together. Read _Dealing with Dragons_ first, followed by this gem. It is a funny, insightful, and comfortable read for youth or adults.

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