Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles)

Sixteen-year-old Cimorene is a stubborn and unconventional princess. She’d rather fence, cook, and study Latin than pursue more traditional princess pastimes like dancing, embroidery, drawing, and etiquette. When her parents arrange her marriage to the boring Prince Therandil, she escapes the castle walls, and becomes the princess of a Dragon.

This fairy tale is a humorous, unique read that most kids (especially girls) will enjoy. The author works everything one would associate with the traditional fairy tale into the story-talking frogs, fire breathing dragons, wizards, potions, spells, princes rescuing princess, etc, and puts a spin on it by poking a little fun at it all. Cimorene is a strong, independent character. She knows what she wants, and goes for it. I didn’t see her as rebellious, only driven.

If your kids like stories such as Snow White, or Sleeping Beauty and recently enjoyed the Shrek movies, they will enjoy this read too. Double the entertainment by combining the read with the unabridged audio book – it’s acted out with a full supporting cast.

The four books in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles are Dealing with Dragons, Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, and Talking to Dragons.

Related website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Wrede

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