|Plot Summary of The Paper Bag Princess|
|"Princess Elizabeth has it all: beauty, riches, and a prince to marry. Suddenly, a dragon attacks and takes everything from her. He destroys her castle, burns all her clothes, and kidnaps the prince.
Instead of shedding tears, Elizabeth springs into action. Having nothing to wear, she puts on an old paper bag and sets out to rescue her prince.
She follows the trail left by the dragon and eventually finds his cave. The dragon happens to be full and is not in the mood to fight, so he just tells her to go away. But Elizabeth isn't going to fight, either. She isn't a warrior; it's her smarts that she counts on. She flatters the dragon and tricks him into using up all his fiery breath by showing her what he can do. Then she just goes and takes Prince Ronald away.
However, the prince is far from grateful. He is shocked to see Elizabeth wearing a dirty old paper bag. Instead of thanking her, he tells Elizabeth to go away and come back when she looks like a princess. Elizabeth shows her strength of character once again, telling the prince that although he looks quite nice, he is still a bum, and leaving him."
Laura Southcombe, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Paper Bag Princess|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
- dragons (hostile)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- Smarter than most other characters
Has magical powers?
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
- general past
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog