The Paper Bag Princess.
Article Type: Book review
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Author: Munsch, Robert
Pub Date: 08/01/2008
Publication: Name: Sister Namibia Publisher: Sister Namibia Audience: Academic; General Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences; Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 Sister Namibia ISSN: 1026-9126
Issue: Date: August, 2008 Source Volume: 20 Source Issue: 3
Topic: NamedWork: The Paper Bag Princess (Picture story)
Persons: Reviewed Illustrator: Martchenko, Michael Reviewee: Munsch, Robert
Accession Number: 188293339
Full Text: This fairy tale turns traditional gender roles on their head. Our hero, Princess Elizabeth, clothes herself in a paper bag after a dragon attack leaves her without her royal garb. As Elizabeth sets off on her quest to save her prince, Ronald, from the fire breathing beast, her courage, tenacity and intelligence shine through. Unlike typical fairytales which often portray women as weak characters waiting to be rescued by handsome princes, The Paper Bag Princess provides us with a strong female who can take care of herself. This tale shows young readers that a woman doesn't need a man in order to live happily ever after.

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Story by Robert Munsch, Art by Michael Martchenko

Annick Press Ltd., New York, 1980
Gale Copyright: Copyright 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.


 
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