The Paper Bag Princess

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Martchenko, Michael
By (author): Munsch, Robert
Series: Classic Munsch
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Relationships
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: The 150 bestselling Canadian books of the past 10 years - CBC Books (2017) Short-listed
Best Canadian Children's Books of All Time - Today's Parent Magazine (2016) Short-listed
Publisher: Annick Press
Published: April 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 32
Size: 7.80in x 7.80in
Our Price:
$ 7.95
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From The Publisher*

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.


Review Quote*

"Some of the best children's books ever written have been about girls . . . like The Paper Bag Princess." -Katha Pollitt, The New York Times

Review Quote*

"Before we even knew what the word ‘feminist' was, the titular character of Robert Munsch's The Paper Bag Princess was there to inspire us to become one. Fierce, smart, and bold, Princess Elizabeth . . . [shows] girls everywhere that not all girls are damsels in distress-plenty of them are heroes, too." -Bustle

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[T]his morning I searched my mother's basement for The Paper Bag Princess, and though my daughters are sixteen months old, that is where I will begin. I will read it to them and I hope over time that they will learn Princess Elizabeth's lessons: Adventure and be fearless. Stand up to dragons. Defend yourself with all you have. Walk away from any man who treats you with disrespect. You, yourself, alone, are enough, and more than enough. - Francesca Segal, The Hairpin