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Dealing with Dragons | [Patricia C. Wrede]

Dealing with Dragons

Take one bored princess. Make her the seventh daughter in a very proper royal family. Have her run away. Add one powerful, fascinating, dangerous dragon. Princess Cimerone has never met anyone (or anything) like the dragon Kazul. But then, she's never met a witch, a jinn, a death-dealing talking bird or a stone prince either. Princess Cimerone ran away to find some excitement. She's found plenty.
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Publisher's Summary

Take one bored princess. Make her the seventh daughter in a very proper royal family. Have her run away.

Add one powerful, fascinating, dangerous dragon.

Princess Cimerone has never met anyone (or anything) like the dragon Kazul. But then, she's never met a witch, a jinn, a death-dealing talking bird or a stone prince either.

Princess Cimerone ran away to find some excitement.

She's found plenty.

©1990 Patricia C. Wrede; (P)1996 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an Imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"A decidedly diverting novel with plenty of action and many slightly skewed fairy-tale conventions that add to the laugh-out-loud pleasure." (Booklist)
"A wonderful listen for the entire family." (AudioFile)

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    Georgina 04-09-15
    Georgina 04-09-15
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    "My childhood"

    I have always loved this story. My entire childhood has had audiobooks in it. This was the first book I ever listened to. I was five years old and I loved this book. I love having a whole cast for a book. It gives the books characters more dimension. The book has a strong female protagonist which I love. She keeps telling people to stop trying to save her. They don't seem to believe she doesn't need to be rescued. That really captures fairy tales. A damsel in distress needs to be saved. Overall this is a wonderful book for all ages.

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    Émilie 02-19-15
    Émilie 02-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing story. Wonderfully narrated"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The main character princess Cimorene is a wonderful example of a strong female role-model and the with her combination of witty humor and no-nonsense attitude. I absolutely love this book. It's a must have in your collection.


    Any additional comments?

    The full cast does a wonderful job bringing the story to life. No complaints. Can't wait to listen to the rest of the stories in the series.

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    Amy crowley, TX, United States 05-27-14
    Amy crowley, TX, United States 05-27-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Great for the 7 to 12 age!!!"

    Bought this and the next in the group for my nieces and nephew they ate it up!!! kept them happy on the drive and I enjoyed it too.

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    ptlvr LA, CA USA 07-01-12
    ptlvr LA, CA USA 07-01-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Very good read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dealing with Dragons to be better than the print version?

    Did not read the printed version


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dealing with Dragons?

    Just a nice story of a girl with an independent spirit.


    Have you listened to any of Words Take Wing Repertory Company of Syracuse and NY ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Cannot compare, have not listened to any others.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not sure


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the story.

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    Kate 06-22-12
    Kate 06-22-12
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    "Great Dramatic Presentation"

    This is a wonderful book and a fantastic series. It's so refreshing to read a kid's fantasy series with such a strong, intelligent, and no-nonsense Princess as the hero. It has a full voice cast, and it reads more like an amateur dramatic production than a typical audiobook. They're all a bit hammy and over the top, and I love it, but it might not be everyone's cup of tea. I wish Audible had the rest of the series. I had to find the last two books on CD through my local library's interlibrary loan.

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    Amazon Customer 05-12-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it"
    What made the experience of listening to Dealing with Dragons the most enjoyable?

    I have loved this series since I was a teen. Since discovering audiobooks my children and I have been greatly enjoying them and they LOVED this book and the narrator made it so much fun to listen too. I can't wait to listen to the second one :)


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    Alex BOUNTIFUL, UT, United States 05-03-12
    Alex BOUNTIFUL, UT, United States 05-03-12 Member Since 2015

    I mostly enjoy Fantasy, with a sprinkling of sci-fi and mystery.

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    "The Beginning of an excellent Series."

    This is the beginning of an excellent series and it makes an outstanding first impression. It is well told, well performed classic that can appeal to both children and adults. I won't give away any details, but this is definitely a must have book.

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    A. Mackenzie Palo Alto, CA 07-16-10
    A. Mackenzie Palo Alto, CA 07-16-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book - funny w/ positive message"

    Kids loved this book. Deals lot with not doing what is expected, but what you actually want to do. Kids liked it a lot.

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    Jaci Bangor, ME, USA 03-28-06
    Jaci Bangor, ME, USA 03-28-06
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    "LOVE IT!"

    My 2 yr old loves these books and is always begging me to read it to him, now with an audio book on hand I have a "Mommie read it NOW" substatute and can finally get supper ready with out a "BookBreak"

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    Richard montclair, NJ, USA 03-15-08
    Richard montclair, NJ, USA 03-15-08
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    "Great fantasy"

    I read this in fourth grade, and really loved it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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