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La princesa vestida con una bolsa de papel

by Robert Munsch
illustrated by Michael Martchenko

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humorous stories
list price: $7.95
published: 1992
publisher: Annick Press

Readers the world-over have fallen in love with this classic story of girl power. 

When the fiercest dragon in the whole world smashes Princess Elizabeth’s castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fiancé, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands. With her wits alone and nothing but a paper bag to wear, the princess challenges the dragon to show his strength in the hopes of saving the prince. But is it worth all that trouble?

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Editorial Reviews

“A great girl-power story.”

— FamilyFun Magazine

“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

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

— People Magazine

“A classic feminist picture book.”

— Montreal Gazette

“Witty, vibrant and original.”

— The Globe and Mail

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

— The New York Times
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About the Authors

Robert Munsch

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Michael Martchenko

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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