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Dealing as it does with dragon-napping and magic-stealing, this sequel to Dealing with Dragons puts a whimsical spin on familiar fairy-tale elements. Ages 12-up.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Grade 5-9-- First the good news. The fun continues. The bad news? It continues without the fierce benign presence of Kazul, King of the Dragons, for at least 90 percent of the book. The no-nonsense sisterhood of the Princess Cimorene and her unwilling captor, Kazul, was one of the delights of Dealing with Dragons (HBJ, 1990). In compensation, however, readers are introduced to Mendanbar, King of the Enchanted Forest. Very much still a callow youth, he imposes his preference for the simple, active life on his new role as king, disappointing his steward, the elf Willin, who has anticipated a resumption of pomp and formality. The discovery of a patch in the Enchanted Forest laid waste by wizards starts him on a quest that soon leads him to Cimorene. The two join forces to find the missing Kazul, and begin a series of misadventures that include riding a defective magic carpet decorated with pink bears, melting several wizards with Cimorene's infallible formula of soapy water and lemon juice, and advising a giant who is bored with pillaging to go into the consulting business. Wrede's tongue-in-cheek humor balances well with sweet adolescent discovery, and the result is another winning chapter in a delightful tale. --Sally T. Margolis, Park Ridge Public Library, IL
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a fun trio of books. It is written for young adults, but I can say as a fifty something that they are entertaining for adults as well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by TerrBear
Like its predecessors, Searching for Dragons has fun with fairy tale and fantasy conventions. Like most sequels though, the material isn't quite as fresh as it was the first couple... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Toadkiller Dawg
Did I like this one EVEN BETTER than the first one? Possibly.
It had less Kazul, which is sad because I like Kazul. Read more
Arrived right on time, if not quick and early. The book is brand new and lovely, can't wait to read and share it!Published 11 months ago by keycera
I first read these in middle school and now I am buying them for my middle school classroom. All the books in this series are fun and enjoyable! Read morePublished 11 months ago by julietqt