The Emperor's New Clothes

The Emperor's New Clothes

Hardcover(Library Binding)

View All Available Formats & Editions


In this hip hilarious retelling, Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale is reimagined by an all-star celebrity cast. Among the writers are Academy Award-winning and -nominated actors and actresses and other personalities from the worlds of entertainment and popular culture. Each celebrity contribution is illustrated by artists who have created some of the most treasured classics of children's literature-Caldecott Medal and Honor winners, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists, New Yorker cover contributors, and many other esteemed talents. The contributors' creative gifts are outshined only by their generosity: All of the royalties from this book have been donated to Starbright, an innovative charitable foundation committed to improving the lives of seriously ill children. And on the enclosed compact disc, the book leaps into life-with music, sound effects, an original song, and all the humor and dramatic flair of the celebrity authors' finest performances -in a one-of-a-kind audio event for the entire family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618344215
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/23/2004
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

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.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Emperor's New Clothes 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am VERY disappointed to pay $5.76 for 2 pages!!!!!
elkeursin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is a classic. What made this extra wonderful for me was the illustrations. I just loved John Rowe's work! Just fantastic. I now have all his other books on my to read list.
megjwal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Emperor¿s New Clothes by Hans Christian AndersenThis fantasy story is about two rascal¿s trying to make some money by making the Emperor some new clothes. The only problem with the clothes is they are an ¿invisible suit¿. The invisible suit is definitely invisible to everyone including the Emperor¿s subjects who realize very quickly the invisible suit is not suit at all the Emperor is naked! I think this story is very amusing! I think the rascals are pretty tricky to convince the emperor that invisible clothes are the style. It is also funny what the subjects have to say about the emperor¿s clothes.I would recommend this book for Kindergarten to 2nd grade students. The students will laugh at the humor of the emperor¿s new clothes. I would ask the students to design some real clothes for what they think the emperor should wear.
jeriannthacker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Intricately illustrated version of the classic. Good for school age and up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not a book for nook no picture book is. Try story first then look for different illustrators you might build an unique collection
AndyA1 More than 1 year ago
The worst book ever. Spelling mistakes, incomplete words, and looks horrible on the Nook. I bought this for my son for school reading, and I want my money back!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very cheesy,stupid,retarded, and last but not least the most domest book ever! Caution don't read it costs 6$ for seriosly 8 pages! Stupid don't read. It is a huge waste.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago