The Emperor's New clothes
Publication Date: July 2004
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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.
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.
"As the weasels gloat over their success at convincing the emperor to hire them to fashion magical clothes for him, they say of their ruse: 'The story's a good one, woven with care./ And one that was told with a/ great deal of flair!' An apt description of this buoyant collaboration as well." -Publishers Weekly
"Jay's figures, as always have large gently rounded bodies and small heads and limbs, and her pictures are full of beautiful details, elegant small objects, window vistas, and landscapes." -Kirkus Reviews