The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

The Paper Bag Princess is
a book about an unusual
princess named Elizabeth
who is supposed to marry
the prince, but first has to
save him from a dragon.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are some other
    stories about princes
    and princesses? How do
    we expect them to look?
    How do you expect them
    to act?
  2. How does Elizabeth look
    and act differently from other princesses? Why is this unusual?
  3. How did she defeat the dragon? Was she still a princess when she was
    outsmarting him?
  4. Elizabeth was a good friend to Prince Ronald. What makes a good

Bragging contest. The dragon in the story bragged about his fiery breath
and how fast he could fly. Have the class work in pairs to complete any of
the following phrases:

  • I’m so strong, I could…
  • I’m so tall, I…
  • I’m so fast, I …
  • I’m so smart, I…
    If students finish quickly, they could draw a picture illustrating their
    bragging sentence.