paperbagprincess-200The Paper Bag Princess is the original alternative princess book. I remember reading this as a child and have loved rediscovering it – both when I was writing my princess book and for this challenge.

Princess Elizabeth is going to marry Prince Ronald, however things don’t go to plan. A nasty dragon comes and destroys the castle and kidnaps the prince.

This book has some wonderful messages in it, including not judging a book by it’s cover. Just because a person looks good on the outside, doesn’t mean they are good on the inside, and the same goes with someone who looks like a mess. I also really enjoyed how the princess used her brain and wits to defeat the dragon instead of violence.

Written 25 years ago, this book has stood the test of time and should be on all bookshelves. It’s also one that boys would enjoy reading. I know my boys loved the dragon.

Buy this book:

Amazon.com – The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch)

Amazon.com Kindle – The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch)

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