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The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
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Feb 10, 2012

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bookshelves: children-s, dragons, picture-books, 2012, feminism
Read on March 19, 2012

I found this book through feminist author Peggy Orenstein. The story follows a princess who's castle is burned down and fiance kidnapped by a dragon. Oh, and all her clothes are reduced to ashes in the dragon attack. So, clothed in a paperbag--the only thing she could find--she sets off to the dragon's lair to rescue her fiance.

This is, as you might guess, an amusing story and a nice change from the typical dragon/princess story where the helpless damsel gets rescued by the prince. I also enjoyed the personal stories of the author and the illustrator included in the 25th Anniversary Edition.

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Stefan My daughter and I love this book.

Margot I read about it in this article by Peggy Orenstein, as I'm about to read her Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture for a book group. The Paper Bag Princess sounds really great.

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