Elephants and Golden Thrones: Inside China's Forbidden City

Elephants and Golden Thrones: Inside China's Forbidden City




A rare look inside one of the wonders of the world, published in time for the 2008 Olympics in China

For five hundred years, the Forbidden City was the seat of power of China’s emperors. Given rare access to this vast and beautiful complex, Trish Marx and Ellen B. Senisi explore its secrets in full-color photographs and lively, meticulously researched stories. From a grand procession of elephants to the golden nail guards that protected the emperor’s three-inch nails, details large and small bring this fortress to life for young armchair travelers.

With contributions from the Palace Museum (the official museum of the Forbidden City), this is a definitive guide and the only book on the subject available for young readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810994850
Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2008
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Trish Marx is the author of many award-winning nonfiction books, including Everglades Forever. She lives in New York City.

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