Chinese Emperor's New Clothes (Hardback)
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Chinese Emperor's New Clothes (Hardback)

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Hardback 32 Pages / Published: 26/12/2017
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Ming Da is only nine years old when he becomes the emperor of China, and his three advisors take advantage of him by stealing his stores of rice, gold, and precious stones. But Ming Da has a plan. With the help of his tailors, he comes up with a clever idea to outsmart his devious advisors: He asks his tailors to make "magical" new clothes for him. Anyone who is honest, the young emperor explains, will see the clothes' true splendor, but anyone who is dishonest will see only burlap sacks. The emperor dons a burlap sack, and the ministers can't help but fall for his cunning trick.

Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781419725425
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 285 x 234 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A supremely stylish retelling of The Emperor's New Clothes in which a boy ruler outwits his ministers to save his people. Inspired by the author growing up hungry during the Cultural Revolution." The Sunday Times Culture

"In Ying Chang Compestine's The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes, a resourceful boy emperor takes on his swindling advisers, causing them to parade in rice sacks as he wins back his wealth to feed and clothe the poor. This is an appealing twist on a well-loved tale, brought vividly to life by David Roberts's apple-cheeked, expressive illustrations." The Guardian

"Beautifully illustrated by David Roberts, this brings fresh light on an old tale." Parents in Touch

"The excellence of it's production and the ingenuity of the story's young hero both conspire and to give this picture book considerable child appeal." Carousel

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