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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 --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
The tale of a princess who, although faced with adversity, saves the day and wins the prize. A charmingly-illustrated tale of strength for princesses of all ages. (Mari Farthing MetroFamily Magazine)
Some of the best children's books ever written have been about girls -- like The Paper Bag Princess. (New York Times)
A great girl-power story. (Carol Sjostrom Miller Familyfun)
One of the best princess stories ever told, Elizabeth turns the princess stereotype on its head, empowering young girls to be true to themselves. (Elizabeth Shaffer BC Parent)
Classic kids book. If you're reading this book for the first time as an adult you probably won't remember how cheeky the ending is lolPublished 3 days ago by Anonymous
This is one of the best Robert munsch books ever written. It teaches kids that the Prince isn't always the best choice in life and looks are not everything, and is still a great... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gem
I have always called my granddaughter princess, so this is for her.Published 2 months ago by Ricki Herling
My son wanted this book because he has almost all the others. He likes it, but not has fav.Published 4 months ago by Ladykit1980
Classic Munsch for kids. Bought as a board book for durability, kids haven't been able to destroy it yet.Published 4 months ago by Eric
Timeless classic and the board book version is awesome! :) will be ordering origional once baby is old enough not to rip pages :)Published 5 months ago by Katrina