The Emperor's New Clothesby Hans Christian Andersen
Many years ago there lived an emperor who was so fond of clothes that he cared about nothing else. The emperor cared about clothes so much that he had a different costume for every hour of the day. One day the minister of weaving told the emperor that "two of the finest weavers in the whole world" had come to the city. These weavers claimed that they knew how to
Many years ago there lived an emperor who was so fond of clothes that he cared about nothing else. The emperor cared about clothes so much that he had a different costume for every hour of the day. One day the minister of weaving told the emperor that "two of the finest weavers in the whole world" had come to the city. These weavers claimed that they knew how to make the finest cloth imaginable; a material with the amazing property to be invisible to anyone who was unwise or unfit for their job. "It would be wonderful to have clothes made from that cloth!" thought the emperor. "Then I would know which of my men are unfit for their positions, and I'd also be able to tell clever people from unwise ones." The Emperor immediately gave the two swindlers a great sum of money to weave their cloth for him. What will happen when the Emperor parades through town in his new "invisible" clothes? Beautifully illustrated, this comic graphic tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading and literature. A Must-have Classic for your digital library!
Classics Illustrated Junior is an iconic comic series featuring vibrant, full-color adaptations of literary classics; featuring fairy tales, folk tales and myths.
These digital graphic novels are presented in a comic book format with robust color illustrations that introduce literature to readers of all ages.
"Parents will find pleasure in recapturing wonderful memories while joining their children in these enchanting stories of make-believe and the wealth of thrills they hold."
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Meet the Author
Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most enduring books ever written for children. The winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal for THE LITTLE HOUSE, Burton's books include heroes and happy endings, lively illustrations, and a dash of nostalgia. She lived with her two sons, Aristides and Michael, and her husband George Demetrios, the sculptor, in a section of Gloucester, Massachusetts, called Folly Cove. Here she taught a class in design and from it emerged the Folly Cove designers, a group of internationally known professional artisans. She is the author of many classic children's picture books, including MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL and KATY AND THE BIG SNOW.
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a prolific Danish author and poet best known for his fairy tales. His stories have crossed all limitations of time and space, having been translated into more than 125 languages,and have become an integral part of children’s literature worldwide. A master of the genre, his stories present lessons and entertainment for readers of all ages.
- Date of Birth:
- April 2, 1805
- Date of Death:
- August 4, 1875
- Place of Birth:
- Odense, Denmark
- Place of Death:
- Copenhagen, Denmark
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