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by Robert Munsch
illustrated by Michael Martchenko

Welcome to a fresh, contemporary look for the most popular titles by the world’s funniest children’s book author.

Over seven million copies in print!

When the fiercest dragon in the whole world smashes Princess Elizabeth’s castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fiancé, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands. With her wits alone and nothing but a paper bag to wear, the princess challenges the dragon to show his strength in the hopes of saving the prince. But is it worth all that trouble?

Readers the world-over have fallen in love with this classic story of girl power. Now a newly designed Classic Munsch edition will introduce the tale to a new generation of young feminists.


“A trailblazer in gender-bending picture books.”
—The Huffington Post Canada, 05/04/15

“Munsch is brilliant, and this tale has a message of empowerment for young girls and equality for young boys.”
—Columbus Alive, 10/11/17

“Witty, vibrant and original.”
—Globe and Mail

“Some of the best children’s books ever written have been about girls—like The Paper Bag Princess.”
—The New York Times

“A classic feminist picture book.”
—Montreal Gazette

“This humorous story sends an assuring message to readers about women’s (and girls’) potential to break through sex-role stereotyping. This book, a pioneer of a slowly growing genre of non-traditional prince and princess stories, introduces a positive image of an empowered woman for children and adults alike.”
—Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education

“A great girl-power story.”
—FamilyFun Magazine

“One of the best princess stories ever told, Elizabeth turns the princess stereotype on its head, empowering young girls to be true to themselves.”
—BC Parent, 10/05

“Remains a staple in the KidLit pantheon.”
—Hamilton Spectator, 10/09/05

“Groundbreaking and hilarious”
—Romper, 08/08/18

“A perfect lesson in emancipation and self-confidence.”
—The Indian Express, 10/14/18

“If ever there were a book with the most perfect plot twist, this could be it . . . This princess tale is short and sweet and funny, and empowers young girls to be true to themselves . . . a classic picture book that packs a real punch to the “princess” genre!”
—The Children’s Book Review, 05/18/18


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