May 18, 2012

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection

Collection Number: 2297

Post Type: Book

This item was entered by Matthew Sutton. They assume full responsibility for all content.

Artist or Author: Demi

Creation Year: 2000

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ISBN: 0-689-83068-8 Language: English Description: "Long ago in a province in China there lived an emeror whose greatest pleasure in life was to dress in new clothes."

So begins Demi's retelling of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale about a proud emperor who does not see what is obvious until he hears the truth from a child.

Based upon several different translations of the original Danish story, Demi's tale is set in old provincial China. Filled with exquisite details, bright panoramas, and golden hues that leap off a wealth of fold-out pages, this story lures readers into a magical place and time. The story follows the four seasons of the year and is packed with visual elements of Chinese culture for readers to pore over for hours.

Demi has captured in text and paintings all the majesty of China and all the magic that makes for the very best fairy tales. This elegant edition of a favorite story is sure to be cherished by all.

Features kids playing with kites in the background

22 pgs

Geographic: Peoples Republic of China

Materials: Paper

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