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Format:
Title:
Talking to dragons
ISBN:
9780152842475

9781404684713

9781439517109

9780152046910
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1993]
Physical Description:
x, 255 pages ; 22 cm.
Number in series:
bk. 4.
General Note:
"Jane Yolen books."

Sequel to: Calling on dragons.
Summary:
Queen Cimorene sends her sixteen-year-old son Daystar into the Enchanted Forest with the only weapon that can combat an evil wizard's magic in an effort to restore the balance of power in the kingdom.
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TEEN WREDE
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TEEN FICTION Wrede, P.
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Summary

Summary

For use in schools and libraries only. Young Daystar sets out on a journey in search of his heritage to find the lair of the King of the Dragons and stumbles upon a war between fire-breathing dragons and magical wizards.


Summary

One day, Daystar's mom, Cimorene, hands him a magic sword and kicks him out of the house. Daystar doesn't know what he is supposed to do with the magic sword, but knowing Cimorene, he's sure it must involve a dragon or two!


Summary

One day, Daystar's mom, Cimorene, hands him a magic sword and kicks him out of the house. Daystar doesn't know what he is supposed to do with the magic sword, but knowing Cimorene, he's sure it must involve a dragon or two!


Author Notes

Patricia Collins Wrede is an American fantasy writer, born 1953 in Chicago, Illinois; she is the eldest of five children.

She graduated from Carleton College in 1974 with a BA in Biology. She earned an MBA from University of Minnesota in 1977. She finished her first book in 1978. She is a full-time writer.

She is a vegetarian and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her three cats.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Patricia Collins Wrede is an American fantasy writer, born 1953 in Chicago, Illinois; she is the eldest of five children.

She graduated from Carleton College in 1974 with a BA in Biology. She earned an MBA from University of Minnesota in 1977. She finished her first book in 1978. She is a full-time writer.

She is a vegetarian and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her three cats.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Patricia Collins Wrede is an American fantasy writer, born 1953 in Chicago, Illinois; she is the eldest of five children.

She graduated from Carleton College in 1974 with a BA in Biology. She earned an MBA from University of Minnesota in 1977. She finished her first book in 1978. She is a full-time writer.

She is a vegetarian and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her three cats.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Patricia Collins Wrede is an American fantasy writer, born 1953 in Chicago, Illinois; she is the eldest of five children.

She graduated from Carleton College in 1974 with a BA in Biology. She earned an MBA from University of Minnesota in 1977. She finished her first book in 1978. She is a full-time writer.

She is a vegetarian and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her three cats.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 16

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Two rules one must always remember when traveling in the Enchanted Forest: always be polite and never say yes to a favor until you know what you're being asked to do. So begins this delightful rendition of Patricia C. Wrede's Talking to Dragons (Harcourt, 1985). In book four of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, the next generation starts as Queen Cimorene sends her 16-year-old son, Daystar, into the forest with nothing but a magic sword. His mission is to help King Mendanbar escape from an evil wizard's spell. But Daystar has yet to learn that the King is his own father. As the youth wanders around, he meets Shiara, a high-strung but loveable fire-witch, and a host of new and old characters from Cimorene's past. Produced and directed by Bruce Coville, the full-cast performance features sparkling dialogue, charming characters, and excellent sound quality. Listeners will not be disappointed in Daystar, the new main character and his companion Shiara, who has all the makings of a future princess. While this work can satisfy on its own, listeners may want to brush up on the previous novels in the series: Dealing with Dragons (Harcourt, 1990), Searching for Dragons (Scholastic, 1991), and Calling on Dragons (Scholastic, 1994). This energetic presentation shimmers like Daystar's magic sword.-Celeste Steward, Contra Costa County Library, Clayton, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Daystar, the son of Cimorene and the King of the Enchanted Forest, undergoes adventures with assorted dragons, elves, witches, cats, and wizards in order to rescue his father. Fantasy fans will regret that this fourth volume is the conclusion to the witty fantasy series. From HORN BOOK 1993, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

According to the jacket, this is the ``conclusion to Wrede's Enchanted Forest Series''--but don't bet on it. Volume number four opens 16 years after Calling on Dragons (p. 382), with King Menenbar still imprisoned in his castle by wizard's spells, and Queen Cimorene living quietly at the Forest edge, raising their son Daystar (who narrates) until he's old enough to wield the magic sword and free his father. Does Daystar succeed, despite wizards, bad elves, witches, and a rock-crunching quozzel? You can bet on that. In the process, he acquires as companion--and likely future princess--the young fire-witch Shiara; so, as they say, the story continues. The series is getting a little formulaic, and--despite the title--the dragons are now distinctly minor players here; still, the characters and their effervescent dialogue continue to charm. (Fiction. 12+)


Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-10. In the fourth entry in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Cimorene's son, Daystar, now 16, embarks on a mystifying grand adventure, during which a hotheaded firewitch and a very young dragon in search of its own princess join Daystar in rescuing his father. The previous books are Dealing with Dragons (1990), Searching for Dragons (1991), and Calling on Dragons (1993).


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Two rules one must always remember when traveling in the Enchanted Forest: always be polite and never say yes to a favor until you know what you're being asked to do. So begins this delightful rendition of Patricia C. Wrede's Talking to Dragons (Harcourt, 1985). In book four of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, the next generation starts as Queen Cimorene sends her 16-year-old son, Daystar, into the forest with nothing but a magic sword. His mission is to help King Mendanbar escape from an evil wizard's spell. But Daystar has yet to learn that the King is his own father. As the youth wanders around, he meets Shiara, a high-strung but loveable fire-witch, and a host of new and old characters from Cimorene's past. Produced and directed by Bruce Coville, the full-cast performance features sparkling dialogue, charming characters, and excellent sound quality. Listeners will not be disappointed in Daystar, the new main character and his companion Shiara, who has all the makings of a future princess. While this work can satisfy on its own, listeners may want to brush up on the previous novels in the series: Dealing with Dragons (Harcourt, 1990), Searching for Dragons (Scholastic, 1991), and Calling on Dragons (Scholastic, 1994). This energetic presentation shimmers like Daystar's magic sword.-Celeste Steward, Contra Costa County Library, Clayton, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Daystar, the son of Cimorene and the King of the Enchanted Forest, undergoes adventures with assorted dragons, elves, witches, cats, and wizards in order to rescue his father. Fantasy fans will regret that this fourth volume is the conclusion to the witty fantasy series. From HORN BOOK 1993, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

According to the jacket, this is the ``conclusion to Wrede's Enchanted Forest Series''--but don't bet on it. Volume number four opens 16 years after Calling on Dragons (p. 382), with King Menenbar still imprisoned in his castle by wizard's spells, and Queen Cimorene living quietly at the Forest edge, raising their son Daystar (who narrates) until he's old enough to wield the magic sword and free his father. Does Daystar succeed, despite wizards, bad elves, witches, and a rock-crunching quozzel? You can bet on that. In the process, he acquires as companion--and likely future princess--the young fire-witch Shiara; so, as they say, the story continues. The series is getting a little formulaic, and--despite the title--the dragons are now distinctly minor players here; still, the characters and their effervescent dialogue continue to charm. (Fiction. 12+)


Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-10. In the fourth entry in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Cimorene's son, Daystar, now 16, embarks on a mystifying grand adventure, during which a hotheaded firewitch and a very young dragon in search of its own princess join Daystar in rescuing his father. The previous books are Dealing with Dragons (1990), Searching for Dragons (1991), and Calling on Dragons (1993).


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Two rules one must always remember when traveling in the Enchanted Forest: always be polite and never say yes to a favor until you know what you're being asked to do. So begins this delightful rendition of Patricia C. Wrede's Talking to Dragons (Harcourt, 1985). In book four of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, the next generation starts as Queen Cimorene sends her 16-year-old son, Daystar, into the forest with nothing but a magic sword. His mission is to help King Mendanbar escape from an evil wizard's spell. But Daystar has yet to learn that the King is his own father. As the youth wanders around, he meets Shiara, a high-strung but loveable fire-witch, and a host of new and old characters from Cimorene's past. Produced and directed by Bruce Coville, the full-cast performance features sparkling dialogue, charming characters, and excellent sound quality. Listeners will not be disappointed in Daystar, the new main character and his companion Shiara, who has all the makings of a future princess. While this work can satisfy on its own, listeners may want to brush up on the previous novels in the series: Dealing with Dragons (Harcourt, 1990), Searching for Dragons (Scholastic, 1991), and Calling on Dragons (Scholastic, 1994). This energetic presentation shimmers like Daystar's magic sword.-Celeste Steward, Contra Costa County Library, Clayton, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Daystar, the son of Cimorene and the King of the Enchanted Forest, undergoes adventures with assorted dragons, elves, witches, cats, and wizards in order to rescue his father. Fantasy fans will regret that this fourth volume is the conclusion to the witty fantasy series. From HORN BOOK 1993, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

According to the jacket, this is the ``conclusion to Wrede's Enchanted Forest Series''--but don't bet on it. Volume number four opens 16 years after Calling on Dragons (p. 382), with King Menenbar still imprisoned in his castle by wizard's spells, and Queen Cimorene living quietly at the Forest edge, raising their son Daystar (who narrates) until he's old enough to wield the magic sword and free his father. Does Daystar succeed, despite wizards, bad elves, witches, and a rock-crunching quozzel? You can bet on that. In the process, he acquires as companion--and likely future princess--the young fire-witch Shiara; so, as they say, the story continues. The series is getting a little formulaic, and--despite the title--the dragons are now distinctly minor players here; still, the characters and their effervescent dialogue continue to charm. (Fiction. 12+)


Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-10. In the fourth entry in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Cimorene's son, Daystar, now 16, embarks on a mystifying grand adventure, during which a hotheaded firewitch and a very young dragon in search of its own princess join Daystar in rescuing his father. The previous books are Dealing with Dragons (1990), Searching for Dragons (1991), and Calling on Dragons (1993).


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Two rules one must always remember when traveling in the Enchanted Forest: always be polite and never say yes to a favor until you know what you're being asked to do. So begins this delightful rendition of Patricia C. Wrede's Talking to Dragons (Harcourt, 1985). In book four of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, the next generation starts as Queen Cimorene sends her 16-year-old son, Daystar, into the forest with nothing but a magic sword. His mission is to help King Mendanbar escape from an evil wizard's spell. But Daystar has yet to learn that the King is his own father. As the youth wanders around, he meets Shiara, a high-strung but loveable fire-witch, and a host of new and old characters from Cimorene's past. Produced and directed by Bruce Coville, the full-cast performance features sparkling dialogue, charming characters, and excellent sound quality. Listeners will not be disappointed in Daystar, the new main character and his companion Shiara, who has all the makings of a future princess. While this work can satisfy on its own, listeners may want to brush up on the previous novels in the series: Dealing with Dragons (Harcourt, 1990), Searching for Dragons (Scholastic, 1991), and Calling on Dragons (Scholastic, 1994). This energetic presentation shimmers like Daystar's magic sword.-Celeste Steward, Contra Costa County Library, Clayton, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Daystar, the son of Cimorene and the King of the Enchanted Forest, undergoes adventures with assorted dragons, elves, witches, cats, and wizards in order to rescue his father. Fantasy fans will regret that this fourth volume is the conclusion to the witty fantasy series. From HORN BOOK 1993, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

According to the jacket, this is the ``conclusion to Wrede's Enchanted Forest Series''--but don't bet on it. Volume number four opens 16 years after Calling on Dragons (p. 382), with King Menenbar still imprisoned in his castle by wizard's spells, and Queen Cimorene living quietly at the Forest edge, raising their son Daystar (who narrates) until he's old enough to wield the magic sword and free his father. Does Daystar succeed, despite wizards, bad elves, witches, and a rock-crunching quozzel? You can bet on that. In the process, he acquires as companion--and likely future princess--the young fire-witch Shiara; so, as they say, the story continues. The series is getting a little formulaic, and--despite the title--the dragons are now distinctly minor players here; still, the characters and their effervescent dialogue continue to charm. (Fiction. 12+)


Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-10. In the fourth entry in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Cimorene's son, Daystar, now 16, embarks on a mystifying grand adventure, during which a hotheaded firewitch and a very young dragon in search of its own princess join Daystar in rescuing his father. The previous books are Dealing with Dragons (1990), Searching for Dragons (1991), and Calling on Dragons (1993).


Table of Contents

1 In Which Daystar Leaves Home and Encounters a Lizardp. 1
2 In Which Daystar Is Polite to a Bush and Makes a Friendp. 12
3 In Which They Meet a Wizard and Get Wetp. 23
4 In Which They Learn the Perils of Inspecting a Wizard's Broken Staffp. 34
5 In Which They Meet a Witchp. 44
6 In Which Daystar Makes a Mistakep. 55
7 In Which There Is a Good Deal of Discussionp. 66
8 In Which They Meet Their First Dragonp. 77
9 In Which There Is a Fight, Sort of, and They Find Out Where They Are Goingp. 88
10 In Which They Take a Shortcut and Run into an Obstaclep. 99
11 In Which a Lizard Suggests a Solutionp. 111
12 In Which They Ask Many Questionsp. 123
13 In Which They Learn the Difference Between a Wizard and a Magicianp. 134
14 In Which the Dragon Has an Allergy Attackp. 146
15 In Which They Take a Chancep. 157
16 In Which Things Get Very Dark for a Whilep. 169
17 In Which They Get out of the Caves and into Even More Troublep. 182
18 In Which the King of the Dragons Does Some Explainingp. 194
19 In Which the Battle Beginsp. 206
20 In Which Daystar Uses His Swordp. 218
21 In Which the Battle Ends and Antorell Makes Trouble Againp. 231
22 Which Contains an Engagement, a Feast, and a Happy Endingp. 242
1 In Which Daystar Leaves Home and Encounters a Lizardp. 1
2 In Which Daystar Is Polite to a Bush and Makes a Friendp. 12
3 In Which They Meet a Wizard and Get Wetp. 23
4 In Which They Learn the Perils of Inspecting a Wizard's Broken Staffp. 34
5 In Which They Meet a Witchp. 44
6 In Which Daystar Makes a Mistakep. 55
7 In Which There Is a Good Deal of Discussionp. 66
8 In Which They Meet Their First Dragonp. 77
9 In Which There Is a Fight, Sort of, and They Find Out Where They Are Goingp. 88
10 In Which They Take a Shortcut and Run into an Obstaclep. 99
11 In Which a Lizard Suggests a Solutionp. 111
12 In Which They Ask Many Questionsp. 123
13 In Which They Learn the Difference Between a Wizard and a Magicianp. 134
14 In Which the Dragon Has an Allergy Attackp. 146
15 In Which They Take a Chancep. 157
16 In Which Things Get Very Dark for a Whilep. 169
17 In Which They Get out of the Caves and into Even More Troublep. 182
18 In Which the King of the Dragons Does Some Explainingp. 194
19 In Which the Battle Beginsp. 206
20 In Which Daystar Uses His Swordp. 218
21 In Which the Battle Ends and Antorell Makes Trouble Againp. 231
22 Which Contains an Engagement, a Feast, and a Happy Endingp. 242