We have often heard heroic tales of the prince saving the damsel in distress and where a princess’ appraisal is limited to how delicate she is and how fair she is. The Paper Bag Princess is a refreshing antithesis to this clichéd narrative.
Princess Elizabeth lives in a big castle and is about to be married to Prince Ronald. She has everything that she wants, until one day when a dragon burns up her castle, burns up all her beautiful clothes and takes away the Prince. Elizabeth wears the first thing she finds, which is a paper bag and decides to get Prince Ronald back. She bravely faces the dragon and smartly tricks him to save her fiancé. However, the tale ends with a different ‘happily ever after’.
Listen to this classic feminist children’s story of the brave and sassy princess.
Story Title: पेपर बॅग राजकुमारी
|Story: The Paper Bag Princess
Author: Robert Munsch
Illustrator: Michael Martchenko
Storyteller: The Storybook Show
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