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The Paper bag Princess

Munsch, Robert N., 1945- Book - 1980 E MUN, Kids Book / Picture Books / Royalty / Munsch, Robert None on shelf 2 requests on 7 copies Community Rating: 4.6 out of 5

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Amazing twist submitted by pk on July 10, 2012, 9:43pm A must read for all little girls - and boys! In a twist on the usual tale, the princess tries to rescue her prince from an evil dragon after the dragon burns down her castle and all her clothes - leaving her to wear a paper bag. She is brave and clever enough to save her prince - only to find out the prince isn't grateful for her effort - he's upset because she's dirty. A true classic and a lesson for all about what really matters.

Great! submitted by Zekicmom on July 23, 2013, 9:32pm This is no stereotypical damsel in distress story. The princess can take of herself and knows what really maters. The illustrations are wonderful too.

great book! submitted by fairytale on July 26, 2013, 8:22pm Great message!

Great lessons for girls submitted by LC Smalls on August 16, 2013, 5:53pm This book is great for teaching young girls that they don't need boys to save them.

Girl Power! submitted by cbrewster on August 16, 2013, 6:56pm This is a great book for girls! Finally a fairytale where the girl is the hero!

Perfection submitted by briebananafana on July 11, 2017, 12:59pm Robert Munsch always blows it out of the water but this is our favorite! A must read for any child, boy or girl.

Very good submitted by kathiravan on July 27, 2017, 10:50am Very good feminist fairy tale.

Fun with a twist! submitted by CAtoMI on July 8, 2018, 5:46pm We love this book and it's twist ending. My 3.5 year old son thinks it is hilarious! Great book for all kids.

Great book submitted by maggie_aa on August 21, 2018, 11:43pm a very nice book and funny

Nice submitted by aamasud on August 23, 2019, 8:44pm Great message for girls

Inspiring submitted by Whitetnchina on July 21, 2020, 3:12pm Read

A Classic That Kind of Shows Its Age submitted by Meginator on July 11, 2021, 12:42pm This classic picture book finds a princess seeking to avenge a dragon’s attack on her castle. The story set-up is fairly straightforward and simple, but the book’s cleverness (and its lasting appeal, I reckon) comes from the way in which the unnamed princess confronts the dragon and her subsequent rebuff of a (useless) prince. Though the book is fairly old at this point, this approach feels very modern, even if the text and illustrations occasionally show their age. This book still fits well in a modern bookshelf for modern readers, and was certainly an influence for many authors who read it as kids themselves.

Inspiring submitted by jasonc1177 on July 12, 2022, 11:22am This classic picture book finds a princess seeking to avenge a dragon’s attack on her castle.

t submitted by smr on July 15, 2022, 8:20am the paper

Great Twist submitted by GSchne on July 23, 2022, 8:57pm The twist is perfect, the story is fun, and the main character is a great role model for little boys and little girls alike.

great twist submitted by pam.srikanth on August 3, 2022, 11:45am and realy funni recomend to ll young children

Loved over and over again submitted by reenay13 on June 18, 2024, 10:05pm My little girls love reading this book over and over!

Iconic Book submitted by timdufresne on June 25, 2024, 4:57pm A classic of my childhood that I can't wait to share with my own kids one day.

A Must Read Book of Childhood submitted by rpesheck on July 11, 2024, 11:20am “The Paperbag Princess” is a must read book of childhood turning the classic “damsel in distress tale” on its head. Princess Elizabeth is left in her castle with everything burned down around her by the dragon and Prince Ronald captured. She sets off to save him and has to use her cleverness and brains to outwit the powerful dragon. This happily ever after tale ends with a twist that drives home the importance of standing up for oneself.

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PUBLISHED
Toronto, Canada : Annick Press Ltd., 1980.
Year Published: 1980
Description: [24] p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
0920236820

SUBJECTS
Princesses -- Fiction.
Dragons -- Fiction.