Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

The Paper Bag Princess, 25th Anniversary Edition, The Story Behind the Story by Robert Munsch

Share |
The Paper Bag Princess, 25th Anniversary Edition, The Story Behind the Story by Robert Munsch

Annick Press, 2005

This commemorative issue includes the children's story itself, always a delight to read, but also tells the story behind the story. We walk through the process of book-making, starting with how Munsch, an unknown author at the time, finds a publisher (but not without first experiencing several rejections of the manuscript that will become an international phenomenon with 3 million copies sold). What I found particularly interesting as a writer was comparing the original draft to the finished draft - how the editing process shaped the final story.

Read more about The Paper Bag Princess at the Annick Press website.