kid_shelley, February 14, 2008 (view all comments by kid_shelley)
I love this book! I discovered it in my twenties and have lost count of the times I've read it since. The Paper Bag Princess is a refreshing and empowering story for children of all ages that provides a welcome addition to the collective pool of literary role models. Highly recommended.
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Elcy, September 11, 2006 (view all comments by Elcy)
This book is touching in every sense. Not only does it involve a strong and fearless princess, but it teaches us about the many possibilities there can be in a fantasy book involving a princess and a prince.
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