The Paper Bag Princess [NOOK Book]

Overview

In this bestselling modern classic, Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald—who is less than pleased at her un-princess-like appearance.

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Overview

In this bestselling modern classic, Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald—who is less than pleased at her un-princess-like appearance.

This ebook features read-along narration by the author as well as music and sound effects.

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Editorial Reviews

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Before Pretty Princess Elizabeth can marry handsome Prince Ronald, a dragon burns down the castle and carries Ronald off. Dressed in a paper bag, the brave princess heroically finds the dragon's cave, tricks the dragon into exhausting itself, rescues Ronald while the dragon is sleeping. Ronald then has only one thing to say to Elizabeth--that she is a mess! Elizabeth quickly realizes that she is better off without this ungrateful bum. Young feminists, here is a book for you!
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
[Review of earlier edition:] 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
[Review of earlier edition:] Some of the best children's books ever written have been about girls -- like The Paper Bag Princess.
Familyfun - Carol Sjostrom Miller
[Review of earlier edition:] A great girl-power story.
BC Parent - Elizabeth Shaffer
[Review of earlier edition:] 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: 9781453256404
  • Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 88,175
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Munsch is one of North America's best-selling children's authors. All together his books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into over a dozen languages.

Michael Martchenko has illustrated over 30 books for children and has exhibited his work throughout North America. He won the Ruth Schwartz Award for Thomas' Snowsuit in 1986, and he has won other awards for design and illustration.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2008

    The Paper Bag Princess

    This is a book your students will really enjoy. Elizabeth was a Princess who was in love with a Prince named Ronald. Ronald was captured by a dragon and through her cleverness, Elizabeth saved him. The ending is a funny surprise. The book is a good source when teaching character traits. Gary Dominicus

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Paper bags

    Dear nook readers I LOVE THIS BOOK AND YOU SHOULD TOO! I don't even care if I get it on nook cause I have it at my gramas!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    highly recommended

    Girl Power !

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2008

    Not the typical fairy tale

    This story is great to combat the typical 'oh save me prince charming' syndrome that the classics perpetrate. A previous review mentioned that it was disappointing that the prince rejected the princess due to her appearance. It neglected to mention that the princess saved the prince! She then made her own decision against marrying him! Bravo! I am buying this for my friends and their daughters.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    I love this book! It tells of a princess who does things in a bi

    I love this book! It tells of a princess who does things in a bit of an unconventional way; it is the princess who goes to rescue the prince. I like this book because it shows that things don't always have to be done how they have always been done. The princess doesn't always have to be the pretty girl in a dress, she can be a heroine as well! 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    Bought this for my 4 yr old daughter and it is one of our favori

    Bought this for my 4 yr old daughter and it is one of our favorites. Also gave it as a gift to one of her friends. Nice to balance all the Disney princess stuff that is advertised everywhere and sends the wrong message to our little girls. Who needs men who judge us only for our looks?!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Real princess fun

    My daughter has loved this book since she was 4- she is now 6 and still enjoys it.So nice to read a princess book in which the princess is a smart cookie and has a good dose of self-esteem.Prince Ronald turns out to be a jerk, and Princess Elizabeth puts him in his place! Add a clueless fire-breathing dragon, and you've got a fun, humorous read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2008

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    Childhood Favorite

    When I was little, I would have my mom read this to me every night, British accents and all. I got so familiar with it that I knew all the words by heart. One day I decided to read it by myself. It wasn¿t until halfway through the book that my mom noticed that I had not once turned the pages while I was reading, haha. It¿s a great book and I recommend it to any girl who wants to be a princess when she grows up, `cause that¿s how it¿s done.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    This book gives a twist on all other fairytale happy endings! Gi

    This book gives a twist on all other fairytale happy endings! Give your students a good laugh and different perspective with this one. This is a book that everyone will enjoy, adults included. It is a classroom must read. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Personal Favorite I have gotten this book for several friends'

    Personal Favorite

    I have gotten this book for several friends' children and for a few of my friends who are teachers. I love the message and the brave girl who is so clever then chooses her own destiny. I have always told my daughter, who is now 30, that she always has a choice in her life and it has served her well!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Excellent Children's Book

    Excelent Children's Book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Paper bag princess

    I love the book because the princess cald the prince a bum.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    A must read for toddlers to grade school

    The Paper Bag Princess is simply a Classic! I 1st purchased this for my grand daughter when she was 3 1/2 and she loved it! The story line is easy to follow and the drawings are wonderful! The idea that the Princess, no longer looking like Royalty after the (cute) dragon burned down her castle, is more concerned about rescuing the Prince and angry enough at the dragon do face him and develop a plot to rescue the Prince. The ending is... laughable! I recently purchased this book for my Nook for my now 7 yr old grand daughter and she was better able to appreciate the humor and loved it just as much.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    Fantastic

    A favorite of mine, my kids love it too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2011

    Highly Recommended for Girls Who Want to be a Princess!

    Great story for young girls who think they want to be a princess when they grow up, and believe that they will meet their Prince Charming. It will open their eyes to the reality of life - that you cannot judge a person by their looks or occupations (or royalty status!).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2011

    A Sensible Princess for a Change!

    The princess defeats the dragon and rescues the prince! What a refreshing change.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2011

    Recommend Highly!

    It's a reverse fairy tale. It shows the power of a princess. Every boy (and girl) should read this book! It's short and only takes about 5 minutes (for an adult) and 10 minutes (for beginning readers) to read through this!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Family Favorite

    This book was read to me ask a little girl and quickly became one of my favorites. It has also turned in to something of a family tradition. I have already purchased the same book for both of my nieces.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 28, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    The Paper Bag Princess....The Feminist Cinderella!

    This delightful book tells the story of a princess who is in love with a prince and who ends up rescuing the snobbish fop from a dragon, only to be totally unappreciated. Her resolve and her sense of herself. not to mention her quick thinking save the day! This book helps little girls to realize that a titled prince is not always a "real" prince and that they have the power to fight dragons and succeed!

    Told in a truly charming, funny and clever way, the book is a classic by the great children's author Robert Munsch. It is well worth the purchase price and a must for teachers teaching fairytales and parents of little girls.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

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    A book that sends the right message to young girls

    This is not about your disney princesses- this book will empower your daughters to believe that they don't need someone to save them, they are clever enough to save themselves. It is a wonderful story for the early years and reading aloud, and finally for young readers who are reading on their own.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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