The Paper Bag Princess

The Paper Bag Princess

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by Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko
     
 

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The Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacksthe castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabethfinds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald--who is less than pleasedat her un-princess-like appearance. Full color.See more details below

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The Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacksthe castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabethfinds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald--who is less than pleasedat her un-princess-like appearance. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Canadian Materials
Like the original, this version will be sure to charm young children and is a must-have for any preschool library
— Kristen Ferguson
MetroFamily Magazine - Mari Farthing
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.
New York Times
Some of the best children's books ever written have been about girls -- like The Paper Bag Princess.
Familyfun - Carol Sjostrom Miller
A great girl-power story.
BC Parent - Elizabeth Shaffer
One of the best princess stories ever told, Elizabeth turns the princess stereotype on its head, empowering young girls to be true to themselves.
Canadian Materials - Kristen Ferguson
In this new board book version, the original story of The Paper Bag Princess is shorter and simplified for preschool readers. Michael Martchenko's original pictures also illustrate the story in this edition for young readers. Munsch's plot and the humour remain intact in this new version, and toddlers will still enjoy the classic lines, "But you are a BUM!" Readers will also take pleasure in the different coloured and sized fonts as well as illustrations within the text which are interspersed throughout the book. This makes telling the story to youngsters fun and also helps emergent readers follow along as they listen to the story. A board book format for this new version is ideal as this is a story which will be read again and again and will be able to last for years of enjoyment. This simplified board book version of The Paper Bag Princess introduces preschoolers to the magical world of stories by Robert Munsch. Like the original, this version will be sure to charm young children and is a must-have for any preschool library. Highly Recommended.
Canadian Children's Book Centre
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833579102
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
02/28/1992
Pages:
23
Product dimensions:
8.14(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Munsch was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied to be a Jesuit priest, but decided to work with children instead. He taught in a variety of nursery schools and daycare centers while he earned an M.A. in Early Childhood Education. In 1975, Munsch and his wife, Ann, moved to Guelph, Ontario. The Munschs have three children: Julie, Andrew and Tyya (see them all in Something Good!).

Michael Martchenko has illustrated over 30 books for children and has exhibited his work throughout North America. He has won numerous awards for design and illustration. He lives with his wife, Patricia, in Toronto.

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