The emperor and the kite

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Philomel Books, Apr 1, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Largely ignored by her own family, Princess Djeow Seow spends her days playing with a kite made from paper and sticks. But when the Emperor is imprisoned in a high tower, only the Princess can save the day, flying her kite high up into the sky to rescue her father.?A familiar jewel polished to unaccustomed brilliance.? ? Booklist?It is rare to find a book where the beauty of the language and image are so finely meshed as in this tale of loyalty and love.? ? United Press InternationalJane Yolen lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts and Scotland.Ed Young lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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Gorgeous illustrations and a lovely, quiet flow. - Goodreads
Simple colorful illustrations on a white background. - Goodreads
The book is accompanied by many great illustrations! - Goodreads
The illustrations are very unusual. - Goodreads
Bah! I like the story and the illustrations. - Goodreads

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In my opinion, this was a spectacular story. The main character, Djeow Seow (Chinese for “the smallest one”), is a very likable character that I feel many people could find relatable, as I believe ... Read full review

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Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She received her BA from Smith College in 1960. After college, she became an editor in New York City and wrote during her lunch break. She sold her first children's book, Pirates in Petticoats, at the age of 22. Since then, she has written over 300 books for children, young adults and adults. Her other works include the Emperor and the Kite, Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and The Devil's Arithmetic, which tells the story of the life of a Jew in a concentration camp. She has won a multitude of medals for her work including the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award.

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