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publisher: Annick Press

The Paper Bag Princess (Annikin Miniature Edition)

by Robert Munsch & Michael Martchenko

tagged: humorous stories, classics
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list price: $2.49
edition:Book
published: May 1981
pages: 32
ISBN:9780920236253
publisher: Annick Press
Description

Readers the world-over have fallen in love with this classic story of girl power.

When the fiercest dragon in the whole world smashes Princess Elizabeth’s castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fiancé, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands. With her wits alone and nothing but a paper bag to wear, the princess challenges the dragon to show his strength in the hopes of saving the prince. But is it worth all that trouble?

Over seven million copies in print!

About the Annikin Series: Annikins are mini books made especially for children—small enough to fit into tiny hands and pockets. Each book measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and contains full color pages.

About the Authors

Robert Munsch

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Michael Martchenko

MICHAEL MARTCHENKO has illustrated dozens of books, and is most famous for his work with Robert Munsch, including Smelly Socks (Tes chaussettes sentent la mouffette!), Makeup Mess (Maquillage à gogo) and We Share Everything! (On partage tout!). He lives in Burlington, Ontario.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
k to 2
Editorial Reviews

“A great girl-power story.” 

— FamilyFun Magazine

“A classic feminist picture book.”

— Montreal Gazette

“Some of the best children’s books ever written have been about girls—like The Paper Bag Princess.”—The New York Times


Included in “Louise Erdrich’s 10 Favorite Books to Read to Kids.” 

— People Magazine

“A trailblazer in gender-bending picture books.”

— The Huffington Post Canada, 05/04/15

“Remains a staple in the KidLit pantheon.”

— Hamilton Spectator, 10/09/05

“Munsch is brilliant, and this tale has a message of empowerment for young girls and equality for young boys.”

— Columbus Alive, 10/11/17

“Witty, vibrant and original.”

— The Globe and Mail

“This humorous story sends an assuring message to readers about women’s (and girls) potential to break through sex-role stereotyping. This book, a pioneer of a slowly growing genre of non-traditional prince and princess stories, introduces a positive image of an empowered woman for children and adults alike.”

— Magazine of Multicultural Education

“One of the best princess stories ever told, Elizabeth turns the princess stereotype on its head, empowering young girls to be true to themselves.”

— BC Parent, 10/05