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The Paper Bag Princess

Written by Robert Munsch & illustrated by Michael Martchenko
Published by Annick Press
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5.83 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
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Target Age
32
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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

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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5.75 / 7.0
Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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5.75 / 7.0

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.

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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6.0 / 7.0

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.

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Who Wrote The Paper Bag Princess

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Robert Munsch

Robert Munsch, author of such classics as The Paper Bag Princess and Thomas’ Snowsuit, is one of North America’s bestselling authors of children’s books.

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Who Illustrated The Paper Bag Princess

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Michael Martchenko

Michael Martchenko is the award-winning illustrator of the Classic Munsch series and many other beloved children’s books. He was born north of Paris, France, and moved to Canada when he was seven. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Patricia.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781773210308
Publication Date:
January 1, 1960
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1773210300
Lexile:
AD550L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
8032
ATOS Book Level:
3.8
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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