Re: "Paper Bag Princess"

Susan Vincent (
Wed, 17 Dec 1997 08:33:57 -0600 (CST)

The "Paper Bag Princess" is written by a Canadian children's writer named
Robert Munsch. His other books, although not quite so thrilling to those
of us subjected to princess stories in our youth, are also funny and
non-sexist without being didactic.

Susan Vincent

On Mon, 15 Dec 1997, Barbara J Tavares wrote:

> Someone in my office gave me info about the book I've been waiting for
> since age 3. Maybe you have all heard of it, but in case there are a few
> others who haven't, enjoy the summary below.
> ***************************************************************************
> Barbara Tavares
> University of Hawaii
> 808/956-6194
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 10:08:01 -1000
> From: Irene Makiya <>
> To: Barbara White <>, Barbara Tavares <>,
> Dorothy Igawa <>
> Barbara, Barbara, and Dorothy--
> learned about a wonderful children's book (a MUST for little
> girls) called the "Paper Bag Princess"
> In a nutshell, the story is - dragon destroys castle and carries off the
> soon to be married Prince Rupert. Princess has nothing, dresses in paper
> bag, tricks dragon, rescues Prince. Prince (who had sat on his butt
> waiting to be rescued) replies - "your hair is messy, you're wearing a
> dirty paper bag, and you don't smell so good". Princess replies "well
> Rupert, you look and smell good, but you're no prince", and she dances
> herself off into the sunset.
> Sounds like something I would like to read and give to my granddaughter
> (if I had one).
> Irene

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