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The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch

The Paper Bag Princess (1980)

by Robert N. Munsch

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The story begins by describing a princess who wore expensive clothing and had plans to marry a prince. One day, a dragon came to the castle, burned all her clothing, and took away the prince. She wanted to look for the dragon and get the prince back but could only find a paper bag to wear. When she got to the dragon's cave, she asked the dragon if he could burn up ten forests with his breath so the dragon showed her that he could. Then she asked him if he could fly around the world in ten seconds so he showed her that he could. He was so tired that he went to sleep, and she was able to get to the prince. He told her she was a mess and needed to come back when she looked look a princess. She told him that be was a bum and decided not to marry him anymore.

I thought this was a good book because it shows to take pride in yourself despite what others may think of you. She went through all the trouble to save the prince, and in the end he just told her that she wasn't good enough. This didn't bother her though because she knew she was better than that.

The book also shows that you should appreciate what people do for you. The prince didn't care that she came to save him, which showed his true personality. ( )
  lmr288 | Apr 17, 2015 |
I really enjoyed this book as well, it's is about a dragon who burns a princess house down, and steals her prince who she thought she would marry! The princess tracks down the dragon and uses trickery to trick the dragon and make him to tired to hurt her, and she steals back the prince from the dragon and he is to arrogant, that she dumps him! Check this book out!! ( )
  bfel10 | Apr 17, 2015 |
fantasy picture book ( )
  tmr273 | Apr 16, 2015 |
The Paper Bag Princess begins with a pompous girl. She loses everything when a dragon attacks and takes the prince away. Since everything was destroyed all that was left was an old paper bag, so she made it work. Then she decides to track down the dragon by following his destruction. In her quest she learns who she is and others aren't who they appear to be. ( )
  Dallas_Lee | Apr 13, 2015 |
Prince Ronald, the financée of Princess Elizabeth, is stolen away by a dragon who also burns all of Princess Elizabeth's beautiful and elegant clothes. But this does not deter her, she slips into a paperback and dashes after the dragon and her love. But does he remain her love when she rescues him by tricking the dragon? SPOILER ALERT: Ronald sees her and says "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." Does he deserve a princess as brave and beautiful as Elizabeth?

Robert Munsch reverses a traditional fairy tale and honours feisty females to the detriment of whiney males who focus on appearance not character. [The Paper Bag Princess] has become a modern classic fairy tale that enchantes its readers.

The SFF April CAT is books that are based on fairy tales, myths, legends, and folklore and should also fall within the umbrella of speculative fiction, sci-fi, and/or fantasy.
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  pmarshall | Apr 1, 2015 |
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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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6 editions of this book were published by Annick Press.

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

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