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The Emperor’s New Clothes


Author(s):Virginia Lee Burton
Illustrator(s):Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher(s): Houghton Mifflin Co.
Year Published: 1949
Type: Hardcover
Genre: Fairy Tales - Classic
Age Range: Ages 0-5: Picture Books
Pages: 43
This is an All-Time Great Children's Book (ATGCB)
OCLC: 170955


Two fast-talking crooks convince the emperor that they can make him a new outfit out of a magical cloth that can only be seen by the good and the wise. It would seem to show that the emperor thought all of his people were good and wise, since he wore the new clothes in a parade.

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