What do you do if you happen to be a princess tired of, well, being a princess? Cimorene is over the courtly arts like embroidery, and not in a rush to be married off to a doltish prince. She decides instead to willingly be "captured" by a dragon, Kazul, keeping house and making a mean cherries jubilee for her, all while avoiding be rescued by knights who want to win her hand, and uncovering the plot of some dastardly wizards.
— From Dealing with Dragons
Cimorene is everything a princess is not supposed to be: headstrong, tomboyish, smart. . . .
And bored. So bored that she runs away to live with a dragon . . . and finds the family and excitement she's been looking for.
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.
"What a charmer! . . . Laugh-out-loud reading pleasure."--Booklist (starred review)
"Full of excitement . . . and good humor. . . . Wrede's delightful voice is all her own."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"[An] upbeat and lively story."--VOYA