The Emperor's Cool Clothes by Lee Harper

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The emperor can never find the perfect outfit until he meets the Rogue brothers, who can make clothes so special that only the coolest people are able to see them. But what happens when no one in the emperor’s court can see the clothes-and the emperor can’t either? Is no one cool enough or perhaps...there are no clothes to see? This funny, clever adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale is captured by Lee Harper in watercolor and pencil. There is an author’s note about the tale’s origin and Lee’s choice to create an imaginary kingdom where emperor penguins, walruses, albatross, seals, and polar bears all live-and shop-together.

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About Lee Harper

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Lee Harper attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. His first book, "Woolbur" written by Leslie Helakoski was published by Harper Collins. He is also illustrating "Looking for the Easy Life" by Walter Dean Meyers due out Fall 2010. He lives and works in Doylestown, Pennsylvania with his wife Krista and their two sons Will and Dan. "Snow!" "Snow! Snow!" is the first book Mr. Harper has both written and illustrated.
Published February 20, 2012 by Two Lions. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Dissatisfied with the offerings in the local clothing shops (Cold Navy, Albatross & Fish), it is no surprise when a new shop, Two Rogues Cool Clothes, catches his eye.

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The emperor, a squat emperor penguin whose belt buckle says "EMPS," and his two hip hop fashion–loving subordinates, Frostbite the polar bear and Tusks the walrus, are hookwinked by a pair of sea lions, the devious Paul and Radford Rogue, who tell the emperor, "Our clothes are made with a speci...

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