The Paper Bag Princess is not your traditional princess story. Elizabeth, the princess in this story, has a great deal of spunk. After the dragon kidnaps her potential prince charming, Elizabeth goes out and finds the dragon and ultimately outsmarts him. She attempts to rescue Prince Ronald, but she quickly learns that he is not a true prince charming at all as he greets her with complaints over her appearance rather than thankfulness that he is being rescued. Elizabeth quickly determines that she can do better than Ronald.