Being a princess isn't for everyone. Meet Princess Cimorene. With her jet black braids and unusual interests - fencing, cooking, and magic, just to name a few - this princess was not one for being rescued. Threatened with the prospect of marriage to a completely useless prince, Princess Cimorene takes matters into her own hands. With the advice of a talking frog and a can-do attitude, Princess Cimorene went out and got herself a perfectly respectable job that not even her parents could frown on... as the dragon Kazul's princess. Now, this plucky princess has her hands full with cooking, cleaning, sorting treasure, and straightening the library. That's not even mentioning enchanted princes, unwanted rescuers, and oily wizards. But nothing is ever too much for Princess Cimorene. With her friends, her wits, and plenty of buckets of soapy water with lemon juice, this princess shows that "simply not done" simply does not apply. Full of adventure, laughs, and plenty of interesting characters, this book - no, this series (oh yes, she has many more adventures) - will have you giggling on your lunch break and wondering why the Grimm Brothers didn't think of these things in the first place.
Bored with traditional palace life, Princess Cimorene goes off to live with a group of dragons and soon becomes involved with fighting against some disreputable wizards who want to steal away the dragons' kingdom. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.