Item description for The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch) by Robert Munsch & Michael Martchenko...
Overview After her castle and clothes are destroyed by the dragon, Princess Elizabeth, dressed only in a paper bag, sets out to rescue Prince Ronald, who was taken captive
The Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald --- who is less than pleased at her un-princess-like appearance. Full color throughout.
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Studio: Annick Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.42" Width: 7.62" Height: 0.18" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1980
Publisher Annick Press
Series Classic Munsch
ISBN 0920236162 ISBN13 9780920236161
Availability 0 units.
More About Robert Munsch & Michael Martchenko
Robert Munsch is the author of many children's books, and father of 3 grown children. He lives in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Sheila McGraw has illustrated many children's books and written bestselling craft books. She lives in Houston.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch)?
Empowering Book for Girls May 26, 2008
i first came across this book in college. now, i give it to anyone with a young daughter. a must-have!
So fun! But ends abruptly May 19, 2008
Wonderful and ahead of its time.
Just wish they'd add a page or two at the end. So, she doesn't marry the Prince in the end. Good choice. But what DOES she do? Good question for further imagining with young readers.
she doesn't end up with the prince Apr 30, 2008
one of the reasons this story is great is because its one of the few books where the story doesn't end with the girl getting a guy. princesses and romance go hand in hand, even when the princess is a tough, adventure-seeking, swash-buckling tomboy, for the most part they end up with a guy. in fact stories with female protagonists that don't end up with a guy could probably be counted on one hand, its a huge part of our cultural perception of women and their happiness. in this one she flips the guy off and walks happily into the sunset by herself. especially at a time where stories like this are competing with barbie and bratz for our young girls, and i guess the boys who think the girls are like that, this is one of the more popular stories where the princess is smart and gutsy and gets things done to her satisfaction. its not even close to the only story like this, but as i say, one of the more popular. it teaches kids that girls aren't delicate pieces of glass and can yell out 'you are a bum!', which is funny and has none of the pretentious ideas about making little girls into little women instead of letting them be little girls. also, it has been commented that the story isn't the most literately complex, to those people i say you obviously haven't heard it live. it doesn't need to be a novel to get the message across. a lot of people i know and i see drill into their kids the need to always be challenging themselves, which is good, but they also don't let them do non-challenging things for fun, which is semi robotic. i mean they're just kids, who cares if its a line a page and that line isn't the most mind blowing sentence in the english language. if it fun, its ok. loosen up a bit.
Do it yourself Heroine! Apr 6, 2008
This is a princess after my own heart! I love all of Robert Munch's books and this is my very favorite. The illustrations are terrific and the princess is a girl who doesn't need to wait around to be rescued, she shows how even a princess can take care of herself.
A great classis story Mar 27, 2008
This book is so cute! A beautiful, silly classic story that should be on every kid's bookshelf.