The Emperor's New Clothes
Illustrated by the beloved creator of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, The Little House, and Katy and the Big Snow, here is a delightful version of the tale that boys and girls have loved for centuries. The Emperor himself, his court, and his clothes—or lack of them—are ridiculous as only the master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen can make them. Fifty-five years ago, Virginia Lee Burton added to this tale of fun her own irrepressible humor in pictures and design. This brilliant new edition features Burton’s original illustrations photographed anew, freshly exhibiting her lively concoction of remarkable spirit and beauty.
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The Emperor's New Clothes, illustrated by Anne Rockwell. Originally published in 1837, as part of his Eventyr, fortalte for BÝrn (Fairy Tales, Told for Children), The Emperor's New Clothes is one of ... Read full review
Hans Christian Andersen's timeless tale of vanity and fear of exclusion, tells the story of an emperor who is duped by two "tailors" that fashion robes for him. The tailors tell the emperor that the robes are invisible to those who are unworthy, so he pretends that he can see them. The tailors pretend to make his robes, and the emperor parades out to his kingdom in nothing but his underwear! The towns people, afraid to admit that they too, cannot see the robes, all pretend to admire the emperors clothes, all except one little boy, who tells the emperor that he has no clothes!