The Paper Bag Princess

The Paper Bag Princess Cover

The Paper Bag Princess

The Story Behind the Story

By Robert Munsch; Michael Martchenko (Illustrator)

Annick Press, Hardcover, 9781550379150, 63pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005

Description
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 along with more than 30 pages of never-before published behind-the-scenes features all presented in a new bigger format. Jump into The Paper Bag Princess 25th Anniversary Edition and learn the story behind the story. Discover how Munschonce on a path to becoming a priestbecame one of the most famous children's authors of all time. Learn how an extra space on a gallery wall landed Martchenko his first, and most legendary, children's book gig ever. Meet the real Elizabeth and see what she's up to today. You ll also find never-before published sketches and paintings that take you through the process of the book's creation. Further sections explore the book's critical success, international popularity, and responses from fans old and new, including some who ll surprise you. Whether you re a long-time admirer or only just discovering The Paper Bag Princess this very special edition is sure to capture your heart more than any flashy prince ever could.


About the Author
Robert Munsch is an internationally renowned storyteller who has written many, many, many books. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he now lives in Guelph, Ontario. Michael Martchenko is a widely celebrated illustrator who has created many, many, many pictures for books by Robert Munsch. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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