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The Emperor's New Clothes Paperback – March 23, 2004
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About 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.
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Top Customer Reviews
The story itself is well told and this book will be a keeper in your child's library.
On day, two tricksters decide to prank him. They tell him that they can make him a garment of the finest quality. The garment will be invisible to those who are stupid or not fit for their position. The emperor is all for it and gives the tricksters the material they require. The tricksters take the materials for themselves and pretend to weave the garment. The emperor sends people to check on the garment. None of them can see it, but they will not admit it. If they did, the emperor would think they were either stupid or unfit for their position. They pretend to see it and tell the emperor how fabulous it is.
When the garment is completed, the emperor goes to have a look at it. He cannot see it. He lies so that his people do not think he is stupid or unfit to lead. The tricksters comment on how light the fabric is and ask the emperor to take off his clothes so that they may dress him. He takes off his clothes and the tricksters dress him. The emperor checks himself out in the mirror, examining the fabric that is not there.
The tricksters lead him out to the procession. No one in the crowd sees the garments. After a while, a boy says that the emperor is without clothes. People begin to talk and word gets back to the emperor. At this point, he knows that he has been tricked. He still does not want to admit it, so he continues the procession with even more confidence.
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Reminds me of the Obama administration only with him instead of losing clothes, he is losing the truth.Published 12 months ago by michael lavallee
An all time childrens favorite classic. It has appropriate meaning in our corporate world today .Published 14 months ago by Nolen E Harris Jr