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The Paper Bag Princess

by Robert N. Munsch

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This was hands down my favorite book as a child. My mom used to beg me to let her read a different book because it was always the first one I asked her to read before bed! This book is about a princess who loses all of her beautiful clothes and wealth to a dragon's fire. The prince she was supposed to marry was very unpleased with her new appearance when she was covered in soot and wearing a paper bag. This book is very entertaining and a great read for children. The pictures are very well drawn and I think it teaches young girls to always stand up for themselves and never let a boy (or a dragon!) walk all over you! I think it poses a great lesson to young children to always be true to yourselves and never let anyone tell you otherwise. I also really enjoyed the twist on the "happy ending". Typically, the princess marries the prince and they all lived happily ever after. In this story, Elizabeth teaches children to not associate with people who do not like you for who you are, and I think all children need to always remember this no matter what! The last line is, "And, in the end, they didn't marry." and I couldn't have loved it more. ( )
  jjones58 | Apr 10, 2014 |
Ok, but nothing exceptional ( )
  mccandlessn | Apr 6, 2014 |
A tale that turns standard princess stories on their head. The princess in this book answers to no man or dragon. She uses her wit and intellect to defeat an evil dragon. ( )
  dms02 | Feb 27, 2014 |
Super great book for a read aloud. The reader of the video we saw was a little loud and scary, but got his point across when it comes to what an onomatopoeia can do to a story. It makes it come to life. The book also has a nice twist surprise ending that makes us feel like a princess doesn't have to be perfect and pretty and can be herself and choose a prince of her liking. Great read aloud book! ( )
  DayDreamBear | Feb 8, 2014 |
This book is about a dragon, a princess, and a princess. The prince gets taken by the dragon, so the princess goes to rescue him from the dragon's castle. She distracts the dragon by having him fly around the world and burn down forests, so she can save her prince. After the dragon falls asleep she is able to rescue her prince, but the prince makes a comment about how she is only wearing a paper bag (she was in a rush and walked out of the house just wearing that). After that comment about asking her to change, they decided not to get married after all. ( )
  kirstendher | Feb 6, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0920236162, Paperback)

Elizabeth, a beautiful princess, lives in a castle and wears fancy clothes. Just when she is about to marry Prince Ronald, a dragon smashes her castle, burns her clothes with his fiery breath, and prince-naps her dear Ronald. Undaunted and presumably unclad, she dons a large paper bag and sets off to find the dragon and her cherished prince. Once she's tracked down the rascally reptile, she flatters him into performing all sorts of dragonly stunts that eventually exhaust him, allowing her to rescue Prince Ronald. But what does Prince Not-So-Charming say when he sees her? "You smell like ashes, your hair is all tangled and you are wearing a dirty old paper bag. Come back when you are dressed like a real princess." (At least he has the courtesy not to mention that the princess's crown resembles a dying sea anemone.) In any case, let's just say that Princess Elizabeth and Prince Ronald do not, under any circumstances, live happily ever after. Canadian author Robert Munsch celebrates feisty females everywhere with this popular favorite, and Michael Martchenko's scratchy, comical, pen-and-ink drawings capture the tongue-in-cheek quality of this read-aloud crowd pleaser. (Ages 4 to 8) --Karin Snelson

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Annick Press

Seven editions of this book were published by Annick Press.

Editions: 0920236162, 1550379151, 0920236251, 0920236820, 1550370987, 1550373919, 1554512115

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