Synopses & Reviews
Meet Princess Cimorene--a princess who refustes to be proper. She is everything a princess is not supposed to be: headstrong, tomobyish smart... And bored. So bored that she runs away to live with a dragon. And not just any dragon, but Kazul--one of the most powerful and dangerous dragons arounds. Of course, Cimorene has a way of hooking up with dangerous characters, and soon she's coping with a witch,a a jinn, a death-dealing talking bird, a stone prince, and some very oily wizards. If this princess ran away to find some excitement, it looks like she's found plenty! With a new look and new introduction from the author.
"Fforde's forady into children's books will delight readers who like their fantasy with a dash of silliness."--Publishers Weekly,
starred review "Fantasy readers with a taste for the silly should appreciate the subverted tropes."--Kirkus
"Thoroughly entertaining . . . readers will easily sit back and enjoy the fun."--Booklist
"Fforde's fantasy is smart, funny, and abundantly imaginative in its critique of commercial culture."--Horn Book
"The characters and their effervescent dialogue continue to charm."--Kirkus Reviews
"A dash of romance, a dollup of humor and a lot of fun. . . . A fantasy delight from beginning to end."--VOYA
"Grand adventure . . . both suspenseful and hilarious."--Booklist
“This riotous sequel to Dealing with Dragons
evinces the same wacky wit and skewed fairy-tale elements with the addition of a touch of romance. Once again, Wrede offers a story that will delight fantasy fans.”--Booklist
"Another winning chapter in a delightful tale."--School Library Journal
An ALA Notable Children's Book
An ALA BBYA
An NYPL Book for the Teen Age
"Zany . . . humorous . . . madcap. Combining suspense, playfulness, and witty repartee, the story is just good fun."--Booklist
"A treat from start to finish."--VOYA
"A captivating and convincing fantasy that sets the stage (and whets the appetite) for future adventures."--School Library Journal
"Laugh-aloud funny."--Kirkus Reviews
*"Full of excitement...and good humor. Wrede's delightful voice is all her own."--School Library Journal, starred review *"What a charmer! A decidedly diverting novel with plenty of action and ...laugh-out-loud reading pleasure."--Booklist, starred review "Ingenious fantasy."--Kirkus Reviews
"With 'The Last Dragonslayer' fans of Jasper Fforde's best-selling 'Thursday Next' and 'Nursery Crime' series will be delighted that Fforde's talent for world-building, his skewed sense of humor and his searing satire come through full force."
—New York Times Book Review
“Features the same delightful mix of magic and everyday absurdity that characterizes [Ffordes] other books. . . . Readers both young and adult will get hours of pleasure visiting these Ununited Kingdoms.”
—NPR Books, online review
"Fforde's foray into children's books will delight readers who like their fantasy with a dash of silliness.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Humor abounds, but so does heart, as readers are introduced to a heroine who is practical, smart, and true."
—School Library Journal, starred review
"Fforde's fantasy is smart, funny, and abundantly imaginative in its critique of commercial culture. . . . Reminiscent of Pratchett in tone, this is nevertheless Ffordes own creature entirely—and entirely satisfying.”
“Fantasy readers with a taste for the silly should appreciate the subverted tropes.”
"Thoroughly entertaining . . . readers will easily sit back and enjoy the fun.”
In his witty first novel for young readers, New York Times best-selling author Jasper Fforde introduces fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, who runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away. But when visions of the death of the worlds last dragon begin, all signs point to Jennifer—and Big Magic.
In the good old days, magic was indispensable. But now magic is fading: Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for magicians—but its hard to stay in business when magic is drying up. And then the visions start, predicting the death of the worlds last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer. If the visions are true, everything will change for Kazam—and for Jennifer.
Always be polite to dragons! That's what Daystar's mother taught him...and it's a very wise lesson--one that might just help him after his mom hands him a magic sword and kicks him out of the house! This updated edition features a new introduction by the author and fantastic new packaging.
One day, Daystar's mom, Cimorene, hands him a magic sword and kicks him out of the house. Daystar doesn't know what he is supposed to do
with the magic sword, but knowing Cimorene, he's sure it must involve a dragon or two!
Cimorene, the princess who refueses to be proper, is back--but wher Kazul the dragon? That's what Cimorene is determined to find out! This updated edition features a new introduction by the author and fantastic new packaging.
This time the wicked wizards are draining power from the Enchanted Forest. “This riotous sequel to Dealing with Dragons
evinces the same wacky wit and skewed fairy-tale elements with the addition of a touch of romance. Once again, Wrede offers a story that will delight fantasy fans, particularly those who have relished Cimorenes adventures in the first book of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles.”--Booklist
A Princess's work is never done—not even when she becomes a queen! Princess Cimorene is now Queen Cimorene...and she's faced with her first queenly crisis—the Enchanted Forest is threatened with complete destruction! This new edition includes an introduction by the author and fantastic new packaging.
Those wicked wizards are back--and they've become very smart. (Sort of.) They intend to take over the Enchanted Forest once and for all . . . unless Cimorene finds a way to stop them. And some people think being queen is easy
Princess Cimorene, the daughter of a very proper king, runs away to live with a very powerful dragon, Kazul. This new edition includes an introduction by the author and fantastic new packaging.
About the Author
PATRICIA C. WREDE has written many novels, including Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot and The Grand Tour coauthored with Caroline Stevermer, as well as the four books in her own series, the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. She lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota.