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The Paper Bag Princess

Written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko
Published by Annick Press
1234567
5.83
- Bookroo Rating
Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
$13.96
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4-7
Target Age
32
Pages
Picture
Book Type

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

Over five million copies in print!

When the fiercest dragon in the whole world smashes Princess Elizabeth’s castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fiancé, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands. With her wits alone and nothing but a paper bag to wear, the princess challenges the dragon to show his strength in the hopes of saving the prince. But is it worth all that trouble?

Readers the world-over have fallen in love with this classic story of girl power. Now a newly designed Classic Munsch edition will introduce the tale to a new generation of young feminists.

What Kind of Book is The Paper Bag Princess

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl
1234567
6.0

This one is a classic in my book, turning the tale of a damsel in distress (which, don’t get me wrong, can still be excellent) right on its head. The illustrations are so expressive and I love that not only does Princess Elizabeth throw fashion to the wind and use her smarts to outwit the dragon (without violence!), but also takes her new-found confidence and realizes that her prince is actually not as great as she once thought he was.

B is for Bookworm
Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt
1234567
5.75
Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
1234567
5.75

This book hits all the right notes for me: it’s silly, fun, and features a strong princess who doesn’t sit around waiting to be rescued. This is exactly the kind of princess book I want to read with my three-year-old and 18-month-old daughters. I think it’s hilarious, and so do they.

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Who Wrote The Paper Bag Princess

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Robert Munsch

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Michael Martchenko

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1773210300
ISBN 13:
9781773210308
Publication Date:
January 1, 1960