Paper Bag Princess 40th Anniversary Edition, The Share this with a friend

by Robert Munsch
illustrated by Michael Martchenko
notes by Chelsea Clinton
foreword by Francesca Segal
afterword by Ann and Robert Munsch

An empowerment-focused keepsake edition of one of the world’s best-loved picture books

40 years. 7 million copies. One kick-ass princess who has inspired four generations of readers to stand up for themselves.

How do you celebrate an occasion as special as 40 years in print for a book as beloved as The Paper Bag Princess? You track down some of the most poignant commentary about the story; you share behind-the-scenes insights from the author and his partner; and you present it all in a beautiful package that showcases the story like never before.

To mark The Paper Bag Princess’s 40th anniversary, Annick has done just this, creating a gift-worthy deluxe hardcover featuring extra thick paper, a beautiful dust jacket which becomes a poster with new art by Michael Martchenko, and a specially designed case, plus commentary from renowned authors Francesca Segal (The Innocents) and Chelsea Clinton (She Persisted). Publishing in time for International Women’s Day in March, this gorgeous edition celebrates an enduring story that has had a profound effect on countless readers around the world.


“[Elizabeth’s] confidence has inspired girls everywhere and will continue to do so with this beautiful special edition of the classic book.”
—E.J.’s Library, 01/11/2020

“Readers of all ages can still appreciate the charming art style, and the heartfelt message of this book. It will appeal to new readers, and those of us basking in nostalgia alike.”
—Sharon the Librarian, 01/27/20


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