The Emperor's New clothes by Marcus Sedgwick

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Hans Christian Andersen's classic fable of vanity and pride is given a refreshing twist in this beautiful picture book illustrated by Alison Jay in her award-winning crackle-glaze style.
 

About Marcus Sedgwick

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Alison Jay studied graphic design at the London College of Printing. After graduating with honors, she concentrated on illustrating children's books. Her distinct, crackle-glaze art style has won her international acclaim.Marcus Sedgwick has written four novels for children, including Floodland , Witch Hill , The Dark Horse , and The Book of Dead Days .
 
Published July 1, 2004 by Chronicle Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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/ Clothes to make my people see / what a fine king they have in me!” When two weasel tailors appear, and announce they can make those clothes and enspell them so that they can only be seen by the wise, even children who don’t know the story will see through these rascals.

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Sedgwick's (Floodland ) jaunty rhymed couplets and Jay's (The Race ) signature stylized artwork ably accentuate the wry

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Jay's pictures, at once classic and edgy, bring into humorous focus this imperial household of cleverly cast animals: the vain emperor is a lion, his scurrying servants (sent to check up on the tailors in the lion's stead) are a hare and a tortoise, and weasels assume the role of the scheming tai...

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