The Paper Bag Princess

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Annick Press, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 27 pages
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a prince is kidnapped by a dangerous dragon, and the dragon's breath burns up all the clothes in the palace. The princess who loves the prince can only find a paper bag to wear when she goes to rescue her love. Cleverly tricking the dragon, she enters the cave where the prince, still beautifully dressed, is held captive. Is true love rewarded? No! He at once complains she's "a disaster" badly dressed, dirty and all messed up. She replies that he is a fine and handsome prince--but completely useless. "And, in the end, they didn't marry."

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Fun illustrations, and good message! - Goodreads
The ending of this book made me laugh out loud! - Goodreads
The pictures are very eye catching. - Goodreads
This is a great book with fun illustrations. - Goodreads
This was clever, and I loved the ending. - Goodreads
Lame ending ... Lame beginning and lame story... - Goodreads
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I've always thought of myself as the princess Elizabeth. I've never learned how to play the damsel in distress. I want to teach my girls to be self-sufficient and independent too, while looking for the prince who is worthy of them, not a 'bum' like prince Ralph!
This is a book I give to new parents of girls!

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“The Paper Bag Princes” is a story about a princess named Elizabeth, whose castle and clothes get destroyed by a dragon, leaving her with nothing to wear but a paper bag. The dragon kidnaps Prince ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Robert Munsch was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied to be a Jesuit priest, but decided to work with children instead. He taught in a variety of nursery schools and daycare centers while he earned an M.A. in Early Childhood Education. In 1975, Munsch and his wife, Ann, moved to Guelph, Ontario. The Munschs have three children: Julie, Andrew and Tyya (see them all in Something Good!).

Michael Martchenko has illustrated over 30 books for children and has exhibited his work throughout North America. He has won numerous awards for design and illustration. He lives with his wife, Patricia, in Toronto.

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