The Emperor's New Clothes

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Unicorn Publishing House, Incorporated, Jan 1, 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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Two rascally weavers convince the emperor they are making him beautiful new clothes, visible only to those fit for their posts, but during a royal procession in which he first wears them, a child whispers that the emperor has nothing on.

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User Review  - ehayne1 - LibraryThing

I love this book because it takes a ridiculous situation and teaches a good moral from it. In the story, the Emperor is so vain and consumed with his wardrobe, that he hires two swindlers that claim ... Read full review

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User Review  - danielleshorr - LibraryThing

Collections Picture book Grades: k-4 Traditional literature The Emperor's New Clothes is a story that has been retold for years. I think the reason for this is it gives a great moral message in a ... Read full review

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Hans Christian Andersen, one of the best known figures in literature, is best know for combining traditional folk tales with his own great imagination to produce fairy tales known to most children today. The Danish writer was born in the slums of Odense. Although he was raised in poverty, he eventually attended Copenhagen University. Although Andersen wrote poems, plays and books, he is best known for his Fairy Tales and Other Stories, written between 1835 and 1872. This work includes such famous tales as The Emperor's New Clothes, Little Ugly Duckling, The Tinderbox, Little Claus and Big Claus, Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, The Nightingale, The Story of a Mother and The Swineherd. Andersen's greatest work is still influential today, helping mold some of the works of writers ranging from Charles Dickens to Oscar Wilde and inspiring many of the works of Disney and other motion pictures. Andersen, who traveled greatly during his life, died in his home in Rolighed on August 4, 1875.

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