The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

Title: The Paper Bag Princess
Author: Robert Munsch
Illustrator: Michael Martchenko
Publisher: Annick Press (1980)
ISBN: 9780920236161
 
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch is a fun picture book about gender roles, independence, self-esteem & female lead characters.
 
Princess Elizabeth had everything. She lived in a big castle, had beautiful clothes and a perfect fiancé, Prince Ronald. Her perfect life changed when “a dragon smashed her castle, burned all her clothes with his fiery breath and carried off Prince Ronald.” Determined, Elizabeth sets out to save the prince. She wears a paper bag and follows the trail of destruction left by the dragon. 
 
After tracking him down to his cave, she him to prove he is the “smartest and fiercest dragon in the world.” After burning down 150 forests he loses his fire. And after flying around the world in 10 secs he passes out and falls asleep. When Princess Elizabeth Prince Ronald he tells her to save him when she has cleaned herself up and looks like a princess. Elizabeth happily skips into the sunset and “they didn’t get married after all.”

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