Dealing with Dragons

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 212 pages
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Meet Princess Cimorene--a princess who refustes to be proper. She is everything a princess is not supposed to be: headstrong, tomobyish smart... And bored. So bored that she runs away to live with a dragon. And not just any dragon, but Kazul--one of the most powerful and dangerous dragons arounds. Of course, Cimorene has a way of hooking up with dangerous characters, and soon she's coping with a witch,a a jinn, a death-dealing talking bird, a stone prince, and some very oily wizards. If this princess ran away to find some excitement, it looks like she's found plenty! With a new look and new introduction from the author.

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User Review  - hawaiianmermaid701 - LibraryThing

I wanted to re-read an old favorite and I found this at a thrift store. I love this book! Cimorene is a kick butt heroine. I love how Patricia Wrede flips the classic princess and knight tropes on their head! I want Cimorene to be my best friend Read full review

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User Review  - Herenya - LibraryThing

I listened to an unabridged dramatisation of this. Cimorene has no interest in being a traditional princess, and when her parents attempt to arrange a suitable marriage for her, she defies convention ... Read full review

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In Which Cimorene Refuses to Be Proper and Has a Conversation with a Frog
In Which Cimorene Discovers the Value of a Classical Education and Has Some Unwelcome Visitors
In Which Cimorene Meets a Witch and Has Doubts about a Wizard
In Which Kazul Has a Dinner Party and Cimorene Makes Dessert
In Which Cimorene Receives a Formal Call from Her Companions in Dire Captivity
In Which the Wizards Do Some Snooping and Cimorene Snoops Back
In Which Cimorene and Kazul Make a Journey Underground
In Which Cimorene and Kazul Pay a Call and Cimorene Gets into a Fight
In Which Therandil Is a Dreadful Nuisance and Cimorene Casts a Spell
In Which Cimorene and Alianora Conduct Some Tests and Disturb a Wizard
In Which Kazul Is Unwell and Cimorene Makes a New Acquaintance
In Which Cimorene Calls on a Dragon and the Stone Prince Discovers a Plot
In Which Alianora Discovers an Unexpected Use for Soap and Water and Cimorene Has Difficulty with a Dragon
In Which the Wizards Try to Make Trouble and Cimorene Does Something about It
In Which the Dragons Crown a New King and Cimorene Gets a New Job

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About the author (2002)

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.