The paperbag princess

Summary:

Princess Elizabeth is beautiful and rich and about to marry prince Ronald. That is until a dragon destroys her castle, burns all her clothes and carries off her prince. But Elisabeth is not easily beaten and sets off to get Ronald back.

Comment:

Originally published in 1980 it is considered a classic and “one of the best children’s books ever written” (The New York Times). The story reverses the “princess and dragon” folklore stereotype and celebrates feisty females. Elizabeth is a daring female protagonist, an extraordinary role model for kids as she takes matters into their own hands and outsmarts the dragon. The story of a bold princess does not only rewrite the “happily ever after” but it also glimmers with the many possible outcomes of female empowerment.

Edited by: Centro MeTRa (Italy)

Author(s): Munsch, Robert

Illustrator(s): Martchenko, Michael

Publisher: Annick Press

City: Toronto

Year: 2016

Pages: 32

ISBN: 9781453262726

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Empowerment, Princess/prince, Rewriting

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