Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

This is quite possibly my all time favorite book and it is, without a doubt, the book I have read the most often over the most number of years. I have given it to friends to read, I have read it out loud to two different people, I have even had my book club read it. Did I mention I love it?

Reasons that you will love Dealing With Dragons:

1- Chapter titles – For instance chapter one is titled: In Which Cimorene Refuses to Be Proper and Has a Conversation with a Frog.

2-Cimorene (the princess and heroine of the story) often refuses to be proper.

3-Dragons uses princess to cook and clean for them.

4- A sign above a door that reads, “NONE OF THIS NONSENSE, PLEASE.”

5- Other princesses are just as dull and ditsy as you could hope they would be.

6- King of Dragons is just a title, nothing to do with gender.

7-Dragons like Cherries Jubilee.

8- Princes also have to follow proper protocol.

9-A bucket of water won’t melt a clean witch.

10- Cimorene’s happily ever after involves being interested and busy and has nothing to do with a protocol following prince!

Would I recommend it? Yes! Technically it’s a young adult book, please ignore that and read it anyway.


2 comments on “Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

  1. the other Jessie says:

    Jessie introduced me to these books and I loved Dealing with Dragons within the first paragraph. I would add to the favorites list the names of the cats…Murgatroyd, Scorn, Fiddlesticks, Miss Eliza Tudor, Trouble, Quiz, Chaos, Jasper Darlington Higgins IV.

  2. Erica says:

    I also love these books. Eric and I listened to the audio version a few years ago and it just made me want to read the rest of the series again.

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