The Emperor's New Clothes: The Graphic Novel

Overview

In a faraway kingdom, there lives an Emperor who prizes fancy clothes above all else. He buys suit after suit made of the most expensive materials instead of tending to his threadbare kingdom. Then, one day, two traveling merchants offer to make the Emperor a special suit that has magical powers. The merchants, however, are not who they claim to be, and the suit has one major flaw — no one can see it!

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Overview

In a faraway kingdom, there lives an Emperor who prizes fancy clothes above all else. He buys suit after suit made of the most expensive materials instead of tending to his threadbare kingdom. Then, one day, two traveling merchants offer to make the Emperor a special suit that has magical powers. The merchants, however, are not who they claim to be, and the suit has one major flaw — no one can see it!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
What is not to love about the story called The Emperor's New Clothes? Doing this story in a graphic novel adds great illustrations. Graphic format is a favorite of mine! It makes it perfect for students who are reluctant readers and never seem to finish a book on their own. Young readers who want to read anything they can get their hands on will also enjoy the graphics and fast-paced text. The full-color graphics make an enormous impact on the story. Vocabulary has been well selected in the retelling of this story. The Emperor has an insatiable desire to own as many clothes as he can. He gets them from far and wide. One day, when the Emperor was traveling through town, he came across some beautiful cloth and asked the two men selling it if they had woven the material. They said yes, but they were actually thieves. They were able to take much of the emperor's money and made him a beautiful suit. The problem was that there really was not a suit and the emperor was actually in his underwear. Everyone was afraid to tell him that he had been tricked. This is a delightful story that teaches a lesson about greed and pride, and will be enjoyed by both boys and girls. At the end of the book the author includes a glossary, a mini autobiography, information about the author who retold the story, and the illustrator. The last two pages have discussion questions and writing prompts. I highly recommend this book. Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781434215956
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Graphic Spin Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Stewart Timmins was born July 2, 1979. In 2003, he graduated from the Classical Animation program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. He currently works as a freelance designer and animator. Even as an adult, Timmins still holds onto a few important items from his childhood, such as his rubber boots, cape, and lenseless sunglasses.

After working more than 10 years as a children's book editor, Stephanie True Peters started writing books herself. She has since written 40 books, including the New York Times best seller A Princess Primer: A Fairy Godmother's Guide to Being a Princess. When not at her computer, Peters enjoys playing with her two children, hitting the gym, or working on home improvement projects with her patient and supportive husband, Daniel.

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