Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Paper Bag Princess

The Paper Bag Princess

Author: Robert Munsch

First line: Elizabeth was a beautiful princess.

Why you should read this book: Among the most classic of Munsch’s substantial contributions to children's literature, this is the story of Princess Elizabeth who, following an unfortunate dragon-related assault, is denuded of her royal finery and bereft of her handsome prince. Forced to don a paper bag, she sets out to outwit the dragon and rescue her sweetheart in this proto-feminist work of determination and self-respect. Both funny and thought-provoking, Elizabeth’s journey asks modern princesses to examine what qualities are important in an individual and in a potential life partner.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: You've already eaten an entire castle today.

1 comment:

Susan said...

You would probably enjoy Princess Bubble if you like the Paper Bag Princess.