Celebrate 25 years of The Paper Bag
Princess with an exclusive look behind the
"Some of the best children''s books ever written have been
about girls -- like The Paper Bag
- The New York Times
In the fall of 1980, Annick Press first published Robert
Munsch''s tale of a dragon, a princess named Elizabeth, and the bum
of a prince she rescues. Playfully illustrated by Michael
Martchenko, and full of Munsch''s now-famous wit, the book was an
instant success and has since sold millions of copies in dozens of
languages all over the world.
To celebrate the 25th birthday of this modern classic, Annick
presents the familiar story of The Paper Bag
Princess in all its exuberance, along with more than 30
pages of never-before published behind-the-scenes features -- all
in a new bigger format.
The Paper Bag Princess 25th Anniversary Edition
presents the story behind the story.
Readers will discover how Munsch -- once on a path to becoming a
priest -- became one of the most famous children''s authors of all
time. They''ll learn how an extra space on a gallery wall landed
Martchenko his first, and most legendary, children''s book gig
ever. And they''ll meet the real Elizabeth and see what she''s up
Also included are never-before published sketches and paintings
that take readers through the process of the book''s creation.
Further sections explore the book''s critical success, its
international popularity, and responses from fans old and new,
including some surprising ones.