Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A gorgeous new edition of the time-honored story with the lively and detailed illustrations of Virginia Lee Burton. Now part of the Folk Tale Classics series!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: 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 with a stunning piece of art by illustrators who have created some of the most treasured classics of children's literature-Caldecott Medal and Honor winners, Kate Greenaway Award winners, Pulitzer Prize -winning cartoonist, New Yorker cover contributors, and many other internationally esteemed artists.
The contributors' talents are outshined only by their generosity: All of the royalties and contributors' fees from this book have been donated to Starbright, an innovative charitable foundation committed to improving the lives of seriously ill children. The result is a gift book like no other, a glorious celebration for the whole family.
Rezension: Hans Christian Andersen's "The Emperor's New Clothes," first published in 1837, has been told and retold in hundreds of ways, but never, ever by such a star-studded cast of writers and artists as this. Sure, we still get the vainglorious, fashion-obsessed Emperor who is duped into parading down the street in an "invisible suit of clothes." And, of course, we still welcome the Honest Boy, the only one with enough gumption to point out that the Emperor's fancy-pants birthday suit is exactly that--a birthday suit. In this quirky, comical version, however, the story is crafted from the diverse, occasionally vulgar, often charming narrative perspectives of the Emperor's entire entourage--from his servants to the Spinning Wheel to the Imperial Dresser's spectacles to His Royal Highness's own underwear, all of whom have very good, self-invested reasons for not wanting to reveal that the Emperor's new clothes are nonexistent, however expensive. A smart-alecky moth, drawn by the beloved illustrator Quentin Blake, ironically patches holes in the piecemeal narrative with smoothing, if not soothing, transitions.
Each snippet of story--doused in shameless punnery--is written by one of 23 celebrities, including Madonna (the Empress), Fran Drescher (the Heralding Horn), Jeff Goldblum (the Imperial Wizard), Robin Williams (the Court Jester), and Calvin Klein (the Emperor's Underwear). The Honest Boy? Steven Spielberg himself, the creative director of this ambitious enterprise designed to benefit the Starbright Foundation for seriously ill children. If the startling display of glitterati isn't enough to spark your interest, then the truly astounding, fresh, full-page art of 23 preeminent children's book illustrators (including Maurice Sendak, Mark Teague, Chris Van Allsburg, Tomie dePaola, and William Joyce) surely will. The combined experience of revisiting a favorite old story, tracking the clever narrative play, admiring gorgeous artwork, and indulging in just plain silliness will amuse kids ages 8 to 108. (All ages) --Karin Snelson
Buchbeschreibung Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. 015100109X. Buchnummer des Verkäufers RUS2232.2ACATJM111915H0905
Buchbeschreibung Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G015100109XI3N00
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Buchbeschreibung Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G015100109XI3N00
Buchbeschreibung Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Book shows a small amount of wear - very good condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G015100109XI4N00
Buchbeschreibung Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G015100109XI3N01
Buchbeschreibung Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. 015100109X Missing dust jacket. No CD/DVD(s) Included. Acceptable Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z015100109XZ4
Buchbeschreibung Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998. Buchzustand: Very Good. New. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP90985904
Buchbeschreibung Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG015100109X