The Enchanted Forest Chronicles: [Boxed Set]

The Enchanted Forest Chronicles: [Boxed Set]

by Patricia C. Wrede

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Collected together for the first time in a digital format are Patricia C. Wrede's hilarious adventure stories about Cimorene, the princess who refuses to be proper. Every one of Cimorene's adventures is included—Dealing with Dragons, Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, and Talking to Dragons—in a single ebook.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544774797
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Series: Enchanted Forest Chronicles Series
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1024
Sales rank: 62,089
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

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.

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Enchanted Forest Chronicles 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had it reccomended to me and then I read the seiries and really enjoyed it. I would reccomend the seiries to anyone really for anyone would like them.
The_Felicitous_Readings More than 1 year ago
I was at a used book store and a teacher had brought in all four of the books from the series. How she could part with them I dont know!! I had finished the entire series within just a few short days! The characters are funny and interesting and each story is about something new. You will fall in love with the Princess who doesn't want to be saved from the dragon's cave. The King of the forest who pulls the strings of the forest to make it do his bidding. The evil wizards who are constantly trying to steal all the magic for themselves. And then in a final battle in Book four a young man who doesn't even know he is a prince will attempt to save the forest from an evil he doesn't know even exist!
ChathFaer More than 1 year ago
It's been roughly a decade since I read these books. I found them at the local library around the age of ten. And still to this day I remember the story, the characters, the magic and the joy from theses books. They are more than worth their read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These books are the best fantasy books you'll find in a long time. Full of action and wit they're perfect for young adults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazingly charming book perfect for any strong and or unique girl.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Love this book - this series. I read them in publication order originally which is a trifle confusing - the fourth in universe order is the first in publication order, and set up some things that had to be rearranged in the first three books. That is, she wrote a one-off that made some assumptions and then wrote three prequels that didn't quite fit some of the assumptions...oh well, still a good book. I think I like Dealing With Dragons best - I do love Cimorene. Searching for Dragons is also excellent - Mendenbar is great too, and we get to see more of Morwen and meet Telemain. Calling on Dragons is - I think the weakest of the four, which means it's merely amusing instead of really good - it tries just a little too hard for pokerfaced silliness. And Talking to Dragons is an old friend - the one written first and placed last. Daystar and Shiara are fun too, but I like Cimorene and Mendenbar better. Also, Talking tries for the silly too - the first two books are the best. But all of them are most definitely worth reading.
laranth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dealing With DragonsCimorene is a rather unusual princess. She cooks, fences, reads Latin, and can do magic--all abilities that are traditionally just not done by princesses--instead of looking beautiful and acting helpless and basically being useless. To keep her out of further trouble, her parents decide to marry her off to a prince. But Cimorene has other plans, and taking advice from a talking frog, she sets off to find a dragon. After all, being a dragon's princess is perfectly respectable, and it's bound to be more interesting than anythign else!Searching for DragonsWhen Kazul, Cimorene's dragon, goes missing during a visit to her relatives, Cimorene goes to find out what has become of her. With a little help from her friends, Morwen the witch, and the young King of the Enchanted Forest.Calling on DragonsThe wizards are making trouble again, stealing magic and plotting, but they're mad at Cimorene and are out for revenge.Talking to DragonsCimorene's son goes on a quest to win back a kingdom, there's just one catch--he doesn't know he's doing it!
Appliquetion on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
About the Series:Journey into a world where fairy tales are a fact of life and life sometimes is just plain boring. Follow the adventures of Cimorene, an unconventional princess as she discovers what it means to follow your own path and not the one set out by others.Book 1: Dealing with Dragons: Meet Princess Cimorene the youngest daughter of The King of Linderwall. Cimorene is a princess who wants to do un-princess like things like sword fighting, magic and even cooking! Each attempt to learn a new skill is put to a halt by her parents. Finally in desperation to escape the drudgery of being a princess she takes the advice of a magic frog and soon discovers herself belonging to a dragon. Between caring for the dragon's needs and chasing away knights and wizards Cimorene discovers the life she always wanted to lead.Book 2: Searching for Dragons: Kazul is missing and it is up to Cimorene to find her but she can't do it alone. Along with Mendanbar, the King of the Enchanted forest she embarks on a hilarious expedition to discover what is killing the forest and who has stolen her dragon.Book 3: Calling on Dragons: The Enchanted Forest is dying and the King's sword has gone missing. It is up to Cimorene to join forces with a hedge witch, a magician, a dragon and a rabbit called Killer in order to discover the scoundrels behind the plot to destroy her new home.Book 4: Talking to Dragons: Skip ahead a generation. Daystar is a young man who lives outside the enchanted forest with his mother. When he turns 16, a wizard shows up to his house to his surprise his mom melts him. Then wanders into the forest, returning with a magic sword she hands him then tells him to get out and don't come back till he discovers what he is supposed to do with it. Confused Daystar stumbles into the Enchanted forest to discover his fate. Luckily for him he stumbles upon a few friends that join in as he discovers his path.My Thoughts on the Series: This is a good series. Wrede writes quite well had her story is chalked full of humor. Her twists on the age old fairy tales is enjoyable and she does an amazing job of satirizing them. Even though they are geared toward Young Adults they are quite appropriate for us "old" Adults and didn't drag at all. With each book you discover more strange and unique characters that help the story grow and flourish into an excellent series.
humouress on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
1 - [Dealing with Dragons]I think I first read this in my teens, and was thrilled to find a no-nonsense princess in Cimorene. Most princesses either hang around to be rescued, or go on the quest disguised as a boy; Cimorene actively rebels against all the cliches, which was a novel approach, I thought. Plus I really empathised with her spirit.Growing up, Cimorene preferred learning magic, fencing and Latin to embroidery, etiquette lessons or how loudly to scream. At sixteen (her fairy godmother having proved equally hidebound), she ran away to become a dragon's princess, instead of having to marry an insipid prince, and has adventures aplenty, including fighting the Society of Wizards.This was great fun to read; I like the way Ms Wrede pokes fun at all the princess cliches. And whoever heard of anyone volunteering to keep house for a dragon? Or melting wizards with soapy water - but it must have lemon juice in it. I like this book the most of this box set.2 - [Searching for Dragons]I like the way this book starts, in the castle of the king of the Enchanted Forest, and with the quirky magic of the Forest.Mendanbar, who has recently become king of the Enchanted Forest, goes to talk to Kazul, the king of the dragons, but finds that she is missing. He meets her princess, Cimorene, and they realise that the Society of Wizards is up to something sinister again, trying to start a war between the Enchanted Forest and the dragons of the Mountains of Morning. They set off to find Kazul, meeting up with Morwen the witch and Telemain the magician, who help them fight the wizards.This book was fun to read, with lots of little side stories that hint at other fairytales, such as Herman the dwarf, who has ended up with lots of little children because he can spin straw into gold (Rumpelstiltskin).3 - [Calling on Dragons]Our heroine, Princess Cimorene has married her king, and is now queen. Now they have to go on a quest to save the Enchanted Forest from wizards with old allies and new friends, including a blue flying donkey - who is actually a rabbit named Killer. Not to mention dragons, of course.This is a nice YA adventure. Cimorene is as feisty as ever, and the wizards are as pesky as ever.4 - [Talking to Dragons]This is the fourth and final book in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, and is told from the point of view of Daystar, Cimorene's son. She gives him a magic sword and sends him off into the Forest with no explanation - other than telling him not to come home until he can explain why he had to leave.Though this is a nice story, I have to say I prefer the characters of Cimorene and Mendanbar, and, therefore, their stories. But the old cast is there (with the exception of Zemenar, who has been eaten), and there's lots of magic and mayhem.
Ace-Jeffers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very good series. The style of writing is really good
smilingdragon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Book one is absolutely delightful. I am looking forward to reading the others. I really enjoy the matter of fact, honest and intelligent way Cimorene (main character) behaves in the book Dealing with Dragons.
yorkie1887 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book almost as much as the 7th Harry Potter book!
ninanana19 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great series - probably one of the best (and original) fairy tale spoofs. Travel with Cimorene, the unconventional heroine of the story - she's sarcastic, caring, and practical who despises being a princess. She works/takes care of/cooks for Kazul the dragon while uncovering many dragon/wizard related plots. Read alone - 11+, Read aloud - 5+
familyarchives on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Probably one of the funniest, best fantasy series I've encountered. All the characters have fabulous voices and don't take themsevlves seriously. It's great.
bjscheuter on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this story about a strong willed princess who doesn't want to be like the "normal" princess so she runs away and becomes the princess to a dragon. I enjoyed all the references to other fairy tales along the way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i loved how cimmirome was a main carrector through the books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved Wrede’s books for a long time. Rereading this series with her forewords has been great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh wow. I read these as a child years and years ago. I searched for the better part of two years hoping that they might come out in nook book form and had given up last spring and today out of blind hope I tried again. I am so happy that they have! After rereading them I find them just as charming as when I first picked them up. I could not be happier that they are more wide spread and more people can enjoy them. If you like a book about dragons, princesses not doing what they are told, humor, a light tone, and excitement I would recommend these books highly. They can be read by all ages, for adults I think it might be a quick light read but really young children may need some help. For me it is stories that stuck with me for the better part of twenty years and still hold my interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i give all these series 5 stars because people who read these books and doesn't are really very stupid because that would mean they dont read very much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unorthodox Princesses, Meddlesome Dragons, and Adventures to challenge the imagination. A lovely and wonderful book.
VincaBooks More than 1 year ago
Cimorene is not your average princess. Her hair isn't blond and she doesn't swoon at the sight of handsome princes, and she certainly doesn't sew, or dance, or sing, or any of the other hundred things a princess is supposed to do. So she runs away and volunteers to be a dragon's princess. Her parents are appalled. Her fiance is confused. Cimorene couldn't be happier. Until the wizards show up of course. Then Cimorene's life gets so complicated that she gets exhausted just trying to explain it to people. Patricia C. Wrede's writing is some of the best I've ever read, and her characters are simply charming. The series is made up of four books: Dealing with Dragons, Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, and Talking to Dragons. Throughout Cimorene's adventures in the Mountains or Morning and The Enchanted Forest, the reader is introduced to such people as a witch with nine cats (none of whom are black), a magician obsessed with magical theory, a flying blue donkey, a stone prince, a fire-witch who can't actually use any of her magic, and a lot of dragons, wizards, and knights. Wrede's world is so full it runs itself, and The Enchanted Forest Chronicles simply allow the reader to look inside for a little while. Rich with swords and magic and daring rescues, I could read this series over and over again and never get bored. This is easily one of my all time favorite series. Vinca Books Rating: 5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book series focusing on problems that everyday people face.
sgmaxx More than 1 year ago
one of my fav serries.