The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen - Robert Van Nutt - First Edition Children's Books - Vintage Book, Folk Tales

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First edition thus of The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Robert Van Nutt.

Written by Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by Robert Van Nutt. Retold by Eric Metaxas. 1991 first edition, first printing. Rabbit Ears Press.

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"Scoundrels, scalawags, rogues, and rascals: that's what they were, these two fellows who showed up to dupe the Emperor himself. Like everyone else in the realm, they knew of the Emperor's passion for new clothes. And so they claimed to be the creators of the richest and most beautiful cloth in the world. This extraordinary fabric had the additional quality of being completely invisible to anyone who was either unfit for his office or else impossibly stupid."

In this adaptation by Eric Metaxas, illustrator Robert Van Nutt's rich, detailed pictures bring the Emperor's story to life.

"Many, many years ago, there lived an Emperor. He was so hopelessly in love with beautiful new clothes that he spent all of his money on them. He took no interest whatever in the theater. He did not trouble himself in the least about his soldiers, nor did he care to go either hunting or riding in the park...unless, of course, it gave him the opportunity to show off his new clothes. He had different garments for each hour of the day, and just as in most countries one might safely assume that the king would be in his throne room, or in his council chamber, it was always said of this monarch, "The Emperor is in his dressing room."

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Condition*: Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket: Mild shelf wear; mild ruffling along top edge. Missing cassette of story narrated by John Gielgud.

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