Saturday, March 30, 2019

Dealing with Dragons

Dealing with Dragons
by Patricia C. Wrede
Point, 1992. 212 p. Young Adult

Princess Cimorene no longer wants to be a princess. Princesses are not allowed to do interesting things they cannot learn to fence, cook, or Latin. When her parents try to marry her off to a prince who has no intelligence to speak of that is the last straw and Princess Cimorene runs away to live with a dragon. Where she chases off knights and catalogs magical objects, and helps deal with pesky wizards.

This is one of my favorite stories. It is a short series with only 4 books and it is absolutely delightful. I love Cimorene I love Kazul who is a wonderful character. It is just a fun light read and I love the message that you don’t necessarily have to be what everyone expects you to be.


1 comment:

Hannah said...

I adore Wrede's writing style and her characters. She includes enough dry humor to appeal to adults while keeping her language clear so that younger audiences can also enjoy her stories. Wrede's take on an independent princess who volunteers to work for a dragon is fabulous. It encourages kids to try hard things and that they can make their lives what they want it to be. This is a must read for all.