searching for dragons by patricia c. wrede

Cimorene is not your average princess. She’s not helpless, she doesn’t want to be rescued, and she likes living with dragons. Not only that, but she does NOT want to marry a prince, knight, or king.

Searching For Dragons is the second book in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. While I was ambivalent about the first book, I enjoyed reading this one with my daughter. The characters are fun and quirky, and reading the book is a bit like watching The Princess Bride.

Theme/Theology: Good prevails through teamwork and quick thinking

Searching For Dragons is peopled with a magical cast, literally. The King of the Enchanted Forest has the forest’s magic at his disposal. I’m not sure what that makes him…an enchanter perhaps? Cimorene, the Chief Cook and Librarian (don’t call her princess) for the King of the Dragons knows dragon magic. There’s a witch and a magician. And then there are the bad guys…the pompous magic-greedy wizards.

This is a rescue mission with classic good vs. bad guys. A team working together, each using their own special gifts, are able to defeat evil and release the damsel, uh dragon, in distress.

If you’re the type that doesn’t like fantasy books about wizards and witches on principle, then you’ll want to steer clear of this one.

Rating: G

Great for all ages.

Social Issues:

Those pesky wizards are at it again. But really, the social issues in this book are greed and corruption.

3 thoughts on “searching for dragons by patricia c. wrede

  1. This sounds really cute. A teeny bit like “Princess Ben” but just in the “not a typical princess” kind of way. I love the expression on her face on the cover, too.

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  2. FYI, I just got a copy of the first book in this series. Now I’m trying to decide if I should give it to my kiddo now for us to read together or wait and give it to her for Christmas. lol

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