Paper Bag Princess, The Share this with a friend

by Robert Munsch
illustrated by Michael Martchenko

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This bestselling modern classic features a princess who rescues a very snooty—and ungrateful—prince.


“A trailblazer in gender-bending picture books.”
—The Huffington Post Canada, 05/04/15

“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.”
—Globe and Mail

“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 classic feminist picture book.”
—Montreal Gazette

“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.”
—Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education

“A great girl-power story.”
—FamilyFun Magazine

“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

“Remains a staple in the KidLit pantheon.”
—Hamilton Spectator, 10/09/05

“This short, yet remarkable read . . . highlights some very powerful lessons.”
—More2Explore, 01/19/18


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