The Paper Bag Princess

The Paper Bag Princess

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First published in 1980 and with over four million copies in print, The Paper Bag Princess (the story of a resourceful princess and her useless prince) has captured the hearts of readers young and old all around the world. The New York Times called it ""one of the best children's books ever written"" and it has appeared countless times on ""best books"" lists. The story reverses the ""princess and dragon"" folklore stereotype and celebrates feisty females everywhere, making it a firm favourite with female readers of all ages, as well as women's groups, teachers and more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Board book | 28 pages
  • 149.86 x 152.4 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
  • Annick Press Ltd
  • Ontario, Canada
  • English
  • 16 full colour illustrations
  • 1554512115
  • 9781554512119
  • 56,437

About Robert Munsch

Robert Munsch is a best-selling children's author, with over 30 million books sold in over a dozen more

Review quote

[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.--Mari Farthing"MetroFamily Magazine" (04/01/2010)show more

Rating details

38,690 ratings
4.31 out of 5 stars
5 54% (21,059)
4 28% (10,832)
3 13% (5,210)
2 3% (1,138)
1 1% (451)

Our customer reviews

Didn't realise that its not the full story in this edition. This is more for toddlers and only has about half of the text that the paperback edition has. Still a nice story but have since bought the paperback so I can read my daughter the whole thing. (Plus the last line is '... you are a bum' rather than the classic ' are a toad' which I was disappointed in.)show more
by Nicola Gordon
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