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The Paper Bag Princess (1980)

by Robert N. Munsch

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This story is about Princess Elizabeth, who is getting ready to marry Prince Ronald when a fire-breathing dragon comes and abducts Ronald. The dragon burned everything Elizabeth owns even her clothing, which leaves her only with a paper bag to wear. She then tracks down the dragon and tricks him into breathing all of his fire, flying around the world twice which puts the dragon into a deep sleep. She is then able to save Ronald who is not pleased with the appearance of a princess. She chooses to be herself and independent verse changing her appearance back to what the prince and society feels she should look like. She calls him a bum and they don’t get married.
  kbuffum13 | Feb 24, 2015 |
The Princess in this story uses her brains to outsmart a dragon and rescue and then ditch her less than admirable prince. This Princess does not fit into traditional princess roles and young readers will love her for it! ( )
  EliseMT | Feb 6, 2015 |
This was my very first Robert Munsch book and it hooked me. I love that the character isn't afraid to show her smarts and stand up to those not acting in way she approves of. I like the silliness of this author's books and continue to increase my Munsch collection.
  dkemp | Jan 31, 2015 |
Recommended by Susan Dorson.

Loved this! Read it twice in a row. A dragon burns down Elizabeth's castle and all her clothes, and steals her prince, Ronald, so Elizabeth puts on the only thing she can find (a paper bag) and goes off to rescue him. She does this by cleverly complimenting the dragon into showing off his fire-breathing and flying, effectively tuckering him out. But when Ronald criticizes her appearance, she gives him what-for, and they don't get married after all. A kick-ass fairy tale that everyone should read! ( )
  JennyArch | Dec 6, 2014 |
cute short read. Fantasy type book for young children because they love to explore their own imagination. Princess, prince and dragon story. Not typical disney princess story ( )
  pamelapaige | Nov 29, 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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Elizabeth decides to chase the dragon and get Ronald back.

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Annick Press

6 editions of this book were published by Annick Press.

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

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