The paperbag princess


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.


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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