The Paper Bag Princess

The Paper Bag Princess

Book - 1980
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This bestselling modern classic features a princess who rescues a very snooty--and ungrateful--prince.
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, [1980]
Copyright Date: ©1980
ISBN: 9780920236826
0920236820
9780920236161
0920236162
9780758751850
0758751850
Characteristics: 28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Martchenko, Michael - Illustrator

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alabaster95
Apr 07, 2020

This is my ultimate favorite Munsch book! Cleverly written, this story has a delightful twist at the end.

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DazzlingMoonlight
Jan 23, 2020

The Paper Bag Princess was first told aloud by Robert Munsch in 1973. It is wonderful to read about a female character who not only saves the Prince, she also outwits the dragon, thereby saving herself. It is by far my favourite of Munsch's books and it has stood the test of time.

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fabroca
Dec 04, 2017

Good leasons for little princess :)

VaughanPLSarahN Apr 23, 2017

Robert Munsch at his best. This rescue tale with its twist ending is a classic, and the illustrations are a perfect complement to the action. A delightful read.

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skyekilaen
Jul 10, 2016

Princess and Prince attacked by dragon, Prince kidnapped, Princess saves Prince, Prince criticizes her outfit… and she makes the only sensible decision! Love this book.

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momofmaxandruby
Dec 11, 2014

This story is unique to most of Mr Munsch's writing in that it departs from the predictable pattern that he usually uses. LOVE the strong and relentless female character. Not all princesses need crowns and beautiful crowns! A must for all Canadian Kids bookshelves.

KRockstar10 Oct 07, 2013

How have I never read this?! I bust out laughing at the end. Way to go, Elizabeth!

green_thumb Jul 18, 2011

Best Robert Munsch book ever!

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elloyd74
Sep 25, 2009

It just doesn't get any better than this! When a dragon burns down her castle and clothes and takes her fiance, Prince Ronald, captive, Princess Elizabeth sets out to save her fiance in a paper-bag dress. The surprise at the ending is priceless. (Must admit I skip the pages in which Elizabeth, in order to tire out the dragon, challenges him to burn down 50 forests, then 100 forests. The book was written in a less eco-aware time [not that that's a good excuse]).

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Sunshine221
Feb 26, 2007

It's funny!

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alabaster95
Apr 07, 2020

alabaster95 thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

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alabaster95
Apr 07, 2020

“Prince Ronald said, Elizabeth, your hair is all dirty. You are wearing an ugly paper bag. You don't have any shoes on and you smell like a dragon's ear. Come back and rescue me when you're dressed like a real princess." - Robert Munsch

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