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, β€œThe 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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Witn is the first book of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. It may have been more original when it was written, but it feels derivative now. She is book-smart, and she is not perfect. It has lots of adventure, lots of dragons and a sassy princess who takes her fate into her own hands. And that was the end of the magic lessons. I know I sure did.

Her laughing protests at being ousted became sincere when Fragons teasingly-but-firmly pried the book from her fingers. Can you tell that I am a fan?

This was very interesting and gripping for me.

Dealing with Dragons – Patricia C. Wrede

I would wtih happy to see that! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Unfortunately, he’s got nothing in between his ears, and when Cimorene finds out that her parents intend to make her MARRY the creature, well, that does it.

But in a good way. The plot has some interesting twists, but there is never a sense of real peril. I wish Dragona found out about this book years ago! Then read this book. I first read this long enough ago that I remember nothing of it. Overall, this is a light, quick but very wonderful read and it’s the start to a series I certainly want to carry on with very soon.


Princess Cimorene is tired of embroidery, etiquette, and protocol classes. Jan 04, Miss M rated it it was amazing Shelves: But it’s worth it.

She finished it five years later and started her se Patricia Collins Wrede was born in Chicago, Illinois and is the eldest of five children. I’ll never forget my first time reading this book and the love that sprung up right away. These characteristics all appeal to my then 8 year old daughter. As there are so many of them, I did have a bit of a hard time connecting their names and their characteristics I had to make a note on thatbut once I got it down pat, I totally enjoyed Cimorene’s interactions with Kazul, a dragon she serves for.

There was no love interest. Smoothly written and ingenious fantasy. From the beginning it’s pretty clear who’s good and who’s bad, and that it will all work out in the end. Then she read them all to herself. They have a Queen too, who also is chosen regardless of gender, but nobody cares to be Queen much.

Well, she and I happened to have some little plastic toy dragons and wizards and we’d use them to act I found this book at the library and I was so excited because I read it a couple of times when I was younger, in 4th or 5th grade I think.


There’s a magic to this series I haven’t experienced since reading Harry Potter. Cimorene found it all very dull, but she pressed her lips together and learned it anyway. Etiquette and dancing lessons c.wtede day? Please provide an email address. Dec 01, Giselle Deallng rated it it was amazing Shelves: She’s a curious, intelligent girl who hates t This is the first book of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles.

Finally, she runs away and winds up getting captured by a dragon, Kazul.

Dealing with Dragons

Preview β€” Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. It’s just a witth story. What could be more worse than that? Plus it’s a mystery in which the prime suspects are a dragon with bad wizard allergies and a prince made of stone. Friends of the St.

Those just aren’t the elements that stood out to me on this reread. Patricia finished her first novel in late I have one issue with this character: I so deqling the main character, Cimorene for being not your typical protective, powerless type.