As the paper princess, freshly cut out, still in need of hair, goes flying through the air, the little girl cries out, "Wait! I didn't finish you!" "I'll finish myself", the princess calls back and the wind carries her away, over a meadow and a river, to a carnival and a town. After her exciting experiences, the paper princess finds her way back to her creator with the help of a friendly jay. In pictures and words, Elisa Kleven has created a timeless tale that can be enjoyed for its action and suspense as well as for its deeper metaphor: that children must necessarily finish themselves. Full color.