The Paper Bag Princess - by Robert Munsch

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The Paper Bag Princess

Written by Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko

A beloved and classic fairy tale with a feminist twist and 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 fiance, 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.

40th Anniversary Hardback edition: An empowerment-focused keepsake edition of one of the world's best-loved picture books: 40 years. 7 million copies. 1 kick-ass princess who has inspired 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, and a hidden second cover that reimagines the original cover imagery, 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. 

Classic Munsch paperback edition is also available (without the extra commentary included in the anniversary edition) to introduce the tale to a new generation of young feminists.

Classics Dragons Fiction Hardback Illustrated Paperback Picturebook Younger Readers