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The Paper Bag Princess (Annikin Miniature Edition)

The Paper Bag Princess (Annikin Miniature Edition)

Categories: Children's Fiction
Themes: humorous stories, classics
Series: Annikin
Interest Age: 4–7
Grade: k–2
Reading Level:
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Miniature book : 9780920236253, 32 pages, May 1981 , 3.00" x 3.00"
Rights sold: English, French, Korean, Turkish, Spanish, Romanian, Italian, Thai, traditional Chinese, Hebrew, German


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


“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

“A trailblazer in gender-bending picture books. ”

- The Huffington Post Canada, 05/04/15

“A classic feminist picture book. ”

- Montreal Gazette

“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

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

- People Magazine

“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

“A great girl-power story. ” 

- FamilyFun Magazine

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

“Witty, vibrant and original. ”

- The Globe and Mail