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The Paper Bag Princess (Annikin Edition)

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

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list price: $1.99
edition:Book
published: May 1981
ISBN:9780920236253
publisher: Annick Press
Description

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

About the Authors

Robert Munsch

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Michael Martchenko is the award-winning illustrator of the Classic Munsch series and many other beloved children's books. He was born north of Paris, France, and moved to Canada when he was seven. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Patricia.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
k to 2
Reading age:
4 to 7
Editorial Reviews

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


“Witty, vibrant and original.” —Globe and Mail


“... 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


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


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


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

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Paperbag Princess

One of Munsch's all-time best books. Never tire of reading this one to anybody!

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The Paper Bag Princess

Tradition gets tweaked when an unglamorous princess outwits an arrogant dragon to rescue an equally arrogant prince in this charming, whimsically illustrated feminist fairy tale. Originally published in 1980 by Annick Press (Our Choice 1981).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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