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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GREAT book for little girls!

User Review  - Amanda - Target

What a good story for little girls!! Great lesson. As a mom of three girls, definitely a favorite of mine. Ordering a couple extra for my gift closet for birthday and baby shower gifts! Read full review

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There is truly something for everyone in this fantasy book. With a dragon, prince, and a princess, both boys and girls will enjoy this book from beginning to end. The illustrations are vibrant, colorful, and filled with expression. The message, although a little mature, is to not judge a book by its cover. With or without understanding the message, children are sure to enjoy the imagination that went into this book.  

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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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