The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

The Paper Bag Princess

Written by Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko
Part of the Munsch for Kids Series


The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

First published in 1980 and with over four million copies in print, The Paper Bag Princess (the story of a resourceful princess and her useless prince) has captured the hearts of readers young and old all around the world. The New York Times called it one of the best children's books ever written and it has appeared countless times on best books lists. The story reverses the princess and dragon folklore stereotype and celebrates feisty females everywhere, making it a firm favourite with female readers of all ages, as well as women's groups, teachers and librarians.


Some of the best children's books ever written have been about girls -- like The Paper Bag Princess. A great girl-power story. -- Carol Sjostrom Miller Familyfun (02/01/2005) A charmingly-illustrated tale of strength for princesses of all ages.--Mari Farthing MetroFamily Magazine (04/01/2010) 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 (04/01/2010) A great girl-power story.--Carol Sjostrom Miller Familyfun (02/01/2005) 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 (10/01/2005)

About the Author

Robert Munsch is a best-selling children's author, with over 30 million books sold in over a dozen languages.

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32 pages


Robert Munsch
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Annick Press Ltd

Publication date

15th May 1980



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