Dealing With Dragons Book Summary and Study Guide

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Tired of the boring and stereotypical life, Princess Cimorene escapes from a marriage with an empty-headed prince and goes to live with the dragons in the Mountains of Morning. Upon arrival, the spunky princess makes friends with her dragon, Kazul, as well as other people such as the Princess Alianora and the Witch Morwen. She settles into an enjoyable new life and executes her duties as a dragon's princess perfectly. The smart Cimorene soon notices that the sly wizards have been up to no good, and sure enough -- the King of the Dragons is poisoned, and a dragon is cooperating with the wizards! It's now up to Cimorene and her new friends to prevent the new trials for a King from being rigged and catch the cheating culprit!!
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The review of this Book prepared by Rainbow Star

Cimorene runs away to the dragons of the Mourning Mountains. The dragon Kazul takes Cimorene as her princess. While Cimorene is with Kazul, knights come and try to rescue her, but she keeps telling them she doesn't want to be rescued because she likes it in the Mourning Mountains. She makes friends with one of the other dragons princesses, Alianora. They discover an evil plot between a dragon and the society of wizards.
The review of this Book prepared by Chrsytalyn

Cimorene is tired of embroidery lessons and such proper things so she runs off. She becomes a Princess for the dragon Kazul. The dragon king is murdered and Cimorene and her friends believe the wizards are up to something and they try to find out what.
The review of this Book prepared by Bryan

Cimorene becomes friends with Kazul, a dragon. The King of Dragons dies, and a new King will be selected. However, Cimorene suspects that a dragon helped wizards kill the king in order to become king himself, and she has to find out who.
The review of this Book prepared by Tigerbelle

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow Adversaries are…    -   dragon buddy Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book GIANT monster(s)    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   librarian Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   can cast many different spells    -    Invisibility


Terrain    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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