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The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
  

The Paper Bag Princess

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January 2014 Guest Editor Jodi Picoult on The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch – a wonderful little picture book I used to read to my daughter, about a princess whose kingdom is burned by a dragon who also carries off her fiancé, Prince Ronald. The Princess conquers the dragon while wearing a paper bag – with her wits, instead of strength – and rescues Ronald. When she finds him he says disdainfully that she doesn’t look much like a princess, in her paper bag. She replies that he looks like a prince but he’s a bum, and she leaves on her own, happily ever after.

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The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

First published in 1980 and with over four million copies in print, The Paper Bag Princess (the story of a resourceful princess and her useless prince) has captured the hearts of readers young and old all around the world. The New York Times called it one of the best children's books ever written and it has appeared countless times on best books lists. The story reverses the princess and dragon folklore stereotype and celebrates feisty females everywhere, making it a firm favourite with female readers of all ages, as well as women's groups, teachers and librarians.

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'One of the best princess stories ever told, Elizabeth turns the princess stereotype on its head, empowering young girls to be true to themselves.'-- Elizabeth Shaffer BC Parent


About the Author

Robert Munsch is a best-selling children's author, with over 30 million books sold in over a dozen languages.

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Book Info

Publication date

15th May 1980

Author

Robert Munsch

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Author's Website

robertmunsch.com/

Publisher

Annick Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
32 pages

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Picture books

ISBN

9780920236161

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