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What Does the Paper Bag Princess mean to you?

By Annick Staff Date: March 07, 2018

What does The Paper Bag Princess mean to you? Tell us on our social channels with the hashtag #PaperBagPrincess!


And for inspiration, here's what some others had to say...

From pop star Lights:

The classicist Mary Beard recommended the Paper Bag Princess in the Guardian newspaper for the article "The book that made me a feminist" saying, 

"But can I put in a plea for a children’s book? One of my children’s favourites was always Robert Munsch’s The Paper Bag Princess, which I have read out loud hundreds of times. There is nothing more subversively empowering than reciting from memory those great last lines, when the enterprising Princess Elizabeth rescues the ghastly and feeble Prince Ronald from the dragon – and then dumps him: 'You look like a nice guy, but guess what? You are a bum.’ And they didn’t get married after all.' There’s power for you, in a nutshell."

Author Francesca Segal’s "Stand Up to Dragons" in the Hairpin speaks of the subtle influence of Princess Elizabeth, that from childhood she “stayed with me, whispered to me of another empowered femininity; warning me of Ronalds.”

And the fantastic website A Mighty Girl puts the Paper Bag Princess first on their Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess!

The Paper Bag Princess will be released with a beautiful new design this Spring along with four other Classic Munsch titles: Pigs, Purple, Green and Yellow, Stephanie's Ponytail, and Thomas' Snowsuit.