Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #1)
Cover illustrator: Peter de Sève
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"He doesn't seem very impressed," Cimorene commented in some amusement.Before Harry Potter, there was Princess Cimorene, a dragon named Kazul, and the Enchanted Forest. I am no longer a 11-year old girl. I am a grown-ass woman, and I still love this book as much as I did the first time I read it.
"Why should he be?" Kazul said.
"Well, you're a dragon," Cimorene answered, a little taken aback.
"What difference does that make to a cat?"
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The story is told from the point of view of Princess Cimorene. She's a curious, intelligent girl who hates t ...more
There's a magic to this series I haven't experienced since reading Harry Potter. It's one of the most playful books I've ever read, constantly making jokes out of well-known tropes and famous fairy tales. Plus it's a mystery in which the prime suspects are a dragon with bad wizard allergies and a prince made of stone. The entire universe is as quirky as the suspects and although there's some plot holes and a lot of things that seem to h ...more
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Of course I had to read it first, the way you have to taste the cookie dough, to make sure it's just right. And of course, Little Sister caught me at it.
"A book I'm reading."
She executes a perfect pre-teen exasperated sigh-and-eye-roll. "I KNOW it's a book. What's it about?"
I decide to test ...more
Well, this will be my first review about that kind of book.
MY FEELINGS FOR THIS BOOK
Before Reading This Book:
I was unaware of dragons, wizards, witches, giants and jinns (I think I am still unaware of giants and jinns but not anymore after reading the whole series) So, it's obvious I didn't know how they look like Or what are their abilities?
After Reading This Book:
I thought "I chose to read books and I didn't even know any m ...more
This was charming, but light on substance. It may have been more original when it was written, but it feels derivative now. Fairy tales are powerful tex ...more
This book has a great female protagonist, lots of humor, and puts a ...more
Basta de damicelas débiles que esperan ser rescatadas. Ella, harta de la aburridísima vida de palacio y clases de bordado, siguiendo el "consejo" de un sapo que habla, decide escaparse e irse a vivir con un grupo de dragones.
Cimorene no es sumisa, ni recatada... ni rubia. Es la única de tod ...more
“The rest of my classmates are already making names for themselves. George started killing dragons right away, and Art went straight home and pulled some sort of magic sword out of a rock. Even the ones nobody expected to amount to much have done something. All Jack wanted to do was go back to his mo...more
This was just splendid! I was enchanted from the very first paragraph, I ain’t even kidding. I found myself loving it more and more with every page. It was as lovely as Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle series which I’m very fond of. I’ll devour anything that has the word “Dragon” in it which is why I read it. This time I read the blurb but it doesn’t so much as give a hint as to how wonderful this book really is.
It’s set in a world filled with all sorts of fairytale ele ...more
That’s what I thought as I sped my way through Dealing With Dragons a local favorite here in Minnesota, and one that my wife Kristina loved when she was young. But this is not simply a childhood favorite, it’s a ge ...more
What if embroidering, a passtime considered highly suitable for princesses, isn't exactly your cup of tea?
When you're not allowed to learn fencing (because it's not done)?
When they don't let you learn magic (because it's not done)?
When you find out your parents arranged a wedding with a more than handsome but rather dim prince from your nextdoor kingdom and you don't agree with these kind of pro ...more
Princess Cimorene is tired of embroidery, etiquette, and protocol classes. She wants to take Latin, fencing, magic, and cooking lessons instead. But, that's just "not done." So to avoid a betrothal to a handsome and charming (but not particularly bright) prince, she runs away to become housekeeper for a dragon. As a dragon's princess, Cimorene gets the freedom to cook and clean and to organize libraries and treasure rooms. She also has to fend off persiste ...more
October 6, 2007
Currently reading aloud to the Possum - She's decided to carry on on her own in favor of me reading The Mysterious Howling. Well, I can't blame her. That's also a good one.
July 20, 2014
I originally read this series out loud to the girls when they were wee. Going back, I didn't recall much except that we had all enjoyed them. Some of the things I had forgotten: that Cimorene had studied fencing and Latin and that she was unusually tall, all now true of the eldest daught ...more
Full review to come, if I can manage to stop smirking.
I think the concept is delightful: In a world where princesses are constantly being rescued from dragons by princes (and consequently married to said princes), Cimorene is a princess who *chooses* to go work for a dragon -- and not because she wants to be rescued by a prince, but b ...more
Saia emang jarang baca middle grade, tapi gara-gara satu buku MG tertentu (petunjuk: nama serinya juga bisa disingkat MG, dan nama pengarangnya CC), saia jadi gumbira menemukan buku yang pasarnya MG tapi nggak dumbed down kayak buku itu.
Saia nggak mau sop iler banyak soal buku ini. Yang jelas di dalamnya ada:
-Naga makan chocolate mousse
-Melelehkan penyihir de ...more
And yet is Dealing with Dragons really a rejection of traditional femininity? I'm not sure. True, Cimorene finds her entire life boring and hateful, and runs away and finds herself an interesting, exciting new life. But she's not rejecting femininity, really. In fact, she's doing many more ...more
It's again one for pre-teens. It's got such an amazing story line and I couldn't get enough of this. I'll be definitely reading the rest of the series.
The story starts with a very tomboyish princess, called Cimorene, who reminds me off....
She decided to get away from everything and ran away, that's when Kazul captured her.
Chimorene reach out to her kidnapper and befriended him, and ended up not wanting to be rescued.
The evil villain in this story is a wizard, and as I don't li ...more
|What's The Name o...: SOLVED. Children's/YA about a girl happy to be kidnapped by a dragon [s]||10||223||Dec 10, 2016 10:49AM|
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