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The Paper Bag Princess (Munsch for Kids) Paperback – May 1, 1980
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Some of the best children's books ever written have been about girls -- like The Paper Bag Princess. (New York Times)
A great girl-power story. (Carol Sjostrom Miller Familyfun)
One of the best princess stories ever told, Elizabeth turns the princess stereotype on its head, empowering young girls to be true to themselves. (Elizabeth Shaffer BC Parent)
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As you'll see from the other reviews here, this tale is about a young girl who, filled with nothing but courage, charity and a fair bit of brains, goes off to rescue a young prince from a ferocious dragon. After using all of her cunning to defeat the dragon she discovers that the prince is a bit of a monster himself, and so she decides not to marry him after all.
Although I agree that the story has a wealth of small lessons for children to learn about boys and girls and expectations and disappointments, I think that one of its strongest points is that the book serves as a wonderful introduction to the fact that not all stories end the way we expect them to (it's still a happy ending, just a different one) and that sometimes a twist can be more satisfying anyway.
Highly recommended for children from 3 to 103.
This book is funny and not at all didactic, quick and easy to read. It's understandable for children from five up, but appeals to adults, too. I've read it to my Guatemalan maid, who was being forced to marry against her will and had just managed to escape the marriage. She loved the book and took it home to read it to her little brother and sister. This is an ideal work to help girls and boys see themelves as equals, to help them realize that marriage isn't the solution to all life's problems, and to understand that boys, just like girls, can be spoiled and foolish. It also suggests that when a boy friend or girl friend is vain and foolish, rather than pining one can look elsewhere for love and understanding. This book should be in every library worldwide!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didnt pay close enough attention when ordering-this is very very tiny copy of a great book.Published 19 hours ago by lsc
I loved this as a child and after rediscovering it as an adult I still think it's great!Published 2 days ago by KT
Love this book! My kids love it and I read it all the time. Highly recommend to everyone with kidsPublished 6 days ago by Sara Ann
I just used this book to show my 5 year old son, who plays too much Skylanders (we're working on it), that it doesn't necessarily take braun or weapons to defeat a foe, but brains. Read morePublished 7 days ago by FirstPancake
Wonderful book with a great message every little girl should hear or read!Published 7 days ago by Liz
Bought this for my niece after reading it for work. Love this book and will buy one for each future niece! Fantastic story and awesome ending!Published 9 days ago by Tara