The Paper Bag Princess

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko is about Princess Elizabeth. Princess Elizabeth is about to marry a Prince when her castle is attacked by a dragon and kidnaps him. In this funny tale you see how Princess Elizabeth is smart and resourceful, but is she a match for the dragon? Can she rescue her prince?

In this modern take on a princess tale, a female (and a princes at that) is the one doing the saving! This princess is independent, smart, and well un-princess like. This is an important message to children as she is a great example of a powerful female. I would recommend this story to children ages 3 and older.

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