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The Topsy Turvy Emperor of China


Author(s):Isaac Bashevis Singer
Illustrator(s):William Pène du Bois
Publisher(s): Harper & Row
Year Published: 1971
Type: Hardcover
Genre: Folk Tales
Age Range: Ages 9-12: Longer Chapter Books
Pages: 32
This is an All-Time Great Children's Book (ATGCB)
ISBN-10: 0060256788
ISBN-13: 9780060256784
LCCN: 71121805
OCLC: 198827


The evil emperor of China, Cho Cho Shang declared that everything called just and beautiful be called unjust and ugly and everything that is considered mean and hideous be declared fair and lovely. His empress is just as bad and they both of them come to a bad end and are replaced by their son Ling Ling and his bride, Min Lu.

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