The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen

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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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Cynthia Rylant is a two-time Newbery winner and the author of more than 100 books for children, including All in a Day. Jen Corace received her BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and has illustrated a number of children's books, including Little Pea. Visit her at jencorace.com.
 
Published March 23, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Political & Social Sciences, Science & Math, Cooking. Fiction

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Gross's abrupt repetitive adaptation of Andersen's story reads like a primer, and Kent's gaping, gesticulating figures are also put to work making everything loud and clear at a grimly rudimentary level.

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A rhymed version of the Hans Christian Andersen tale is thickly swaddled in an array of touch-activated animations and sound effects.

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From Lewis (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, 1992, etc.), a plucky new treatment of the familiar tale.

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John Alfred Rowe (Monkey Trouble) takes his accomplished paintbrush to Hans Christian Andersen's The Emperor's New Clothes. The rosy cheeked, rotund potentate is attended to by an elite troupe of mime

Sep 01 2004 | Read Full Review of The Emperor's New Clothes

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This fresh rendering of Andersen's oft-told tale wittily underlines the ``unforgivably silly'' nature of the duped emperor and his fawning court. Mendelson's ( Stupid Emilien ) spare text twinkles wit

Aug 31 1992 | Read Full Review of The Emperor's New Clothes

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Taking full advantage of the intrinsic humor of Andersen's tale, Byrd has created busy, exuberant pictures featuring a menagerie of animals. The wonderfully foppish emperor is a stately lion, who wear

Sep 02 1991 | Read Full Review of The Emperor's New Clothes

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Duntze embroiders the classic story with exquisite visual details; her lanky, angular people with a jaundiced glow add a playfully sinister note. Ages 5-8. (Apr.)

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Virginia Lee Burton (best known for her Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel) reimagines Hans Christian Andersen's ageless story of over-the-top vanity in The Emperor's New Clothes. Burton's 1949 ill

Mar 22 2004 | Read Full Review of The Emperor's New Clothes

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Dogs--curious and well groomed, playful and preening--are the vain emperor's most important fashion accessory in this witty new edition of Andersen's tale. Barrett, who also illustrated Lewis's transl

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John Alfred Rowe (Monkey Trouble) takes his accomplished paintbrush to Hans Christian Andersen's The Emperor's New Clothes.

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Virginia Lee Burton (best known for her Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel) reimagines Hans Christian Andersen's ageless story of over-the-top vanity in The Emperor's New Clothes.

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The illustrator's crowning touch is the collection of amazed expressions on the faces of the townsfolk--animals all--lining the streets and hanging out of windows to gape at the emperor as he struts by ``with head held high proudly.'' Levinson ( Watch the Stars Come Out ;

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Duntze embroiders the classic story with exquisite visual details;

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For this star-studded, collaborative interpretation of the egocentric emperor's sober unveiling, the cast of characters expands to include the perspectives of an imperial physician (as told by Dr. Ruth Westheimer) and a court jester (who else but Robin Williams)--even the emperor's trunks talk (a...

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For example, rather than come up with anything clever or innovative to reveal the "invisibility" of the emperor's new clothes, the low point of the film is watching Caesar strut through the low-budget crowd in gold satin underwear.

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