The Emperor's New Clothes (Hardcover)

By Virginia Lee Burton (Illustrator), Hans Christian Andersen

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780618344215, 48pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2004

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/23/2004)

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Illustrated by the beloved creator of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, The Little House, and Katy and the Big Snow, here is a delightful version of the tale that boys and girls have loved for centuries. The Emperor himself, his court, and his clothesor lack of themare ridiculous as only the master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen can make them. Fifty-five years ago, Virginia Lee Burton added to this tale of fun her own irrepressible humor in pictures and design. This brilliant new edition features Burton's original illustrations photographed anew, freshly exhibiting her lively concoction of remarkable spirit and beauty.