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Dealing With Dragons

Wrede, Patricia C. (Book - 2002)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Dealing With Dragons
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Bored with traditional palace life, a princess goes off to live with a group of dragons and soon becomes involved with fighting against some disreputable wizards who want to steal away the dragons' kingdom.
Authors: Wrede, Patricia C., 1953-
Title: Dealing with dragons
Published: Orlando : Magic Carpet Books/Harcourt, 2002, c1990.
Edition: 1st Magic Carpet Books ed.
Characteristics: 212 p. ;,22 cm.
Notes: Sequel: Calling on dragons.
"First published 1990" t.p. verso.
Summary: Bored with traditional palace life, a princess goes off to live with a group of dragons and soon becomes involved with fighting against some disreputable wizards who want to steal away the dragons' kingdom.
Local Note: 1 2
ISBN: 1439563039
9781439563038
061356300X
9780613563000
9780152229009
0152229000
Branch Call Number: YA WRE
Statement of Responsibility: Patricia C. Wrede
Subject Headings: Wizards Juvenile fiction. Dragons Juvenile fiction. Princesses Juvenile fiction. Fairy tales.
Topical Term: Wizards
Dragons
Princesses
Fairy tales.
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Aug 10, 2013
  • blue_jaguar_257 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

verry funny book and a verry funny way of getting rid of sutors

Aug 07, 2013
  • Kdmullerspy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome book!!!!!!!!! I love the humor. Cimorene is no typical damsel in distress.

Dec 17, 2012
  • choco_loca_me rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is great! It's funny and addicting. I didn't want to stop reading for even one second.

Aug 16, 2012
  • Hathor rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of the few books that I have on my shelf at home. It satirizes of the typical damsel in distress princess stereotype while still managing to have a good time. A good adventure story and introduction to satire.

Oh, I like a story that starts by dissing your typical princess, and moves right on to a spunky, intelligent heroine, who happens to be disadvantaged by her birth. Princess Cimorene would rather be eaten by dragons than marry an eligible prince, so to the dragons she goes when threatened by this horrible fate. Fresh, funny and self-respecting, and a main character with an organizational bent – love it!

Jun 12, 2012
  • smeekma138 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

From my first look at the cover I thought that this would be another cheesy fantasy novel but there was not a moment where i wanted to put the book down. This book is a must read and so are the other books in the series. If you like fantasy books, this is the book for you and if you don't, you still might like it.

Nov 06, 2011
  • Mats_Jan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved it.

Oct 06, 2011
  • MB93 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I do not like fantasy much but this book was AMAZING! I picked it up in a bookstore a few years back and had the intention of reading just the first couple of pages. I ended up sitting down on the floor and reading the whole thing in one go. It made me laugh SO HARD! Fantasy has never done that for me apart from the Artemis Fowl books. Still one of my favourites years later. A must read for anyone who loves imagination and is looking for a good laugh.

Aug 27, 2011
  • dragonlover_samantha rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Hands down one of my absolute favorite books. An unbelievably funny take on typical fairytales that will make you laugh until you can't breathe. All the characters are unique and well defined. Definitely a one of a kind story, if only slightly reminiscent of The Princess Bride. Read it, read it, read it.

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Aug 10, 2013
  • blue_jaguar_257 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 16, 2012
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Cimorene is everything a princess is not supposed to be: headstrong, tomboyish, smart. . . .
And bored. So bored that she runs away to live with a dragon . . . and finds the family and excitement she's been looking for.

Aug 26, 2012
  • crystal_dark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I want to do things. . . ."

Take one bored princess. Make her the seventh daughter in a very proper royal family. Have her run away.
Add one powerful, fascinating, dangerous dragon.
Princess Cimorene has never met anyone (or anything) like the dragon Kazul. But then, she's never met a witch, a jinn, a death-dealing talking bird, or a stone prince either.
Princess Cimorene ran away to find some excitement.
She's found plenty. (From Goodreads)

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Aug 10, 2013
  • blue_jaguar_257 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

((whenever getting rid of somting that always comes bock you have to have a verry smart brain ))

Aug 26, 2012
  • crystal_dark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Then they gave me a loaf of bread and told me to walk through the forest and give some to anyone who asked. I did exactly what they told me, and the second beggar-woman was a fairy in disguise, but instead of saying that whenever I spoke, diamonds and roses would drop from my mouth, she said that since I was so kind, I would never have any problems with my teeth.”
“Really? Did it work?”
“Well, I haven’t had a toothache since I met her.”
“I’d much rather have good teeth than have diamonds and roses drop out of my mouth whenever I said something”
― Patricia C. Wrede

Aug 26, 2012
  • crystal_dark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I didn't ask what you'd said about it," the frog snapped. "I asked what you're going to do. Nine times out of ten, talking is a way of avoiding doing things.”
― Patricia C. Wrede, Dealing with Dragons

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