Dealing with Dragons*

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Author: Patricia C. Wrede



WREDE, Patricia C[ollins]. Dealing with Dragons. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles Book One. San Diego: Jane Yolen Books/Harcourt Brace Jovanovich [1990]. 8vo, xii 212pp. Green quarter-cloth stamped in silver with pale green boards. Spine ends lightly rubbed, lower front corner worn, upper edge of front board has a few spots, else an internally clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket by Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman. With a bookplate signed by the author, Patricia C. Wrede, laid in. Scarce.

First edition. The first book in The Enchanted Forest Chronicles. Princess Cimorene is frustrated that her royal family won’t allow her to study fencing, cooking, magic or economics. So, desperate to escape her boring life, she runs away to become the princess of a very very powerful, very fascinating dragon named Kazul. Filled with humor, witches, wizards, jinn, a stone prince, and a death-dealing talking bird, this is the delightful beginning to a series about a princess who chooses her own fate.