SEARCHING FOR DRAGONS by Patricia C. Wrede

SEARCHING FOR DRAGONS

From the "Enchanted Forest Chronicles" series, volume 2
Age Range: 10 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Sensible princess Cimorene meets sensible king Mendanbar of the Enchanted Forest, and they sensibly decide to get married-- but not before each mistakes the other for those greatest of twits, the pompous hero and the simpering princess; they take a bumpy ride on a broken-down magic carpet to rescue Kazul, King of the Dragons; they meet Telemain, a research magician who never uses one word when ten will do; and they defeat the dastardly wizards attempting to suck all the magic from the Enchanted Forest. Then, to the joy of castle steward Willin (a pomp-loving elf), they exchange vows (almost certainly not including ``to obey''). This sequel to revisionist-fabulist Wrede's Dealing with Dragons (1990) is as sprightly as the original. Nothing much happens, but the wry twists are both fun and funny (e.g., Rumpelstiltskin's grandson appears as a beleaguered but sweet nanny to the many children he ends up with when the beneficiaries of his gold-spinning can't guess his name). A refreshing romp. (Fiction. 10+)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-15-200898-5
Page count: 240pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 1991




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