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  - independentme - Overstock.com

I read this series as a kid and it still remains my all time favorite. Forget about the Vampire VS Werewolf books these are where its at. If you like magic dragons and independent princesses these are the books for you. They are easy to read but a lot of fun to read at the same time. Read full review

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User Review  - topaz - Borders

Princess Cimorene doesn't mind bieng a princess. She just doesn't understand why princesses are supposed to do certain things and not allowed to do others. She gets so bored with her overly proper ... Read full review

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Contents

In Which Cimorene Refuses to Be Proper and Has a Conversation with a Frog
1
In Which Cimorene Discovers the Value of a Classical Education and Has Some Unwelcome Visitors
14
In Which Cimorene Meets a Witch and Has Doubts about a Wizard
31
In Which Kazul Has a Dinner Party and Cimorene Makes Dessert
43
In Which Cimorene Receives a Formal Call from Her Companions in Dire Captivity
57
In Which the Wizards Do Some Snooping and Cimorene Snoops Back
74
In Which Cimorene and Kazul Make a Journey Underground
90
In Which Cimorene and Kazul Pay a Call and Cimorene Gets into a Fight
100
In Which Therandil Is a Dreadful Nuisance and Cimorene Casts a Spell
113
In Which Cimorene and Alianora Conduct Some Tests and Disturb a Wizard
128
In Which Kazul Is Unwell and Cimorene Makes a New Acquaintance
145
In Which Cimorene Calls on a Dragon and the Stone Prince Discovers a Plot
161
In Which Alianora Discovers an Unexpected Use for Soap and Water and Cimorene Has Difficulty with a Dragon
173
In Which the Wizards Try to Make Trouble and Cimorene Does Something about It
184
In Which the Dragons Crown a New King and Cimorene Gets a New Job
196
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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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