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The Paper Bag Princess (1980)

by Robert N. Munsch

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Girl power--and she dumps the jerk! ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 2016 |
Girl power--and she dumps the jerk! ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 2016 |
Summary: Princess Elizabeth was set to marry Prince Ronald. A dragon came and burned all of the Princess' beautiful clothes and captured the Prince. All Elizabeth had to wear was a paper bag. She wore it and found the dragon and tricked the dragon into releasing Ronald. After he was releases, Ronald refused to marry Elizabeth because of the way she was dressed. Elizabeth realized she was better off without the mean Prince.

Personal Reaction: This was a cute book I had not heard of. I really think my Pre-K daughter would enjoy this one.

Classroom Extension:
1. Make a paper bag "shirt" with a brown grocery bag and make it beautiful for the Prince/Princess.

2. Build a new castle for Princess Elizabeth with blocks/legos
  kerifreeman | Mar 23, 2016 |
A great twist on the classic story of a princess waiting to be saved by a prince. But once she defeats the dragon, this princess realizes she doesn't need a princess to save her; she can save herself. A great book to read to children to show them that all people are capable of saving themselves and that we should not wait around for someone else to save us.
  KristenNevala | Feb 27, 2016 |
Good for her!!! Standing up for herself!!!! ( )
  katieloucks | Feb 26, 2016 |
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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

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:05:22 -0400)

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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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