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Princess Ojeow Seow, youngest and smallest daughter of the Emperor, is not thought of very much by her family--when thought of at all. So she spends her days playing with a kite made from paper and sticks.

When the Emperor is captured and imprisoned in a high tower, though, it is Djeow Seow who patiently weaves a long, strong rope of her own hair, attaches it to the tail of her kite, and cleverly flies up to her father in hopes of rescuing him.

Ed Young's brilliant full-color illustrations, which are based on an intricate traditional Oriental papercut technique, grace this tale by renowned storyteller Jane Yolen. Told in an easy-to-read yet sensitive and poetic style, it evokes the long-ago and far-away flavor of ancient China. At the heart of the story are the timeless qualities of love and loyalty.

This newly designed edition of the classic The Emperor and the Kite joins the beauty of language and art so wondrously that readers of all ages will be enchanted.

Synopsis:

Djeow Seow, the Emperor's tiniest daughter, is always forgotten by her family as she spends her days flying a kite made from paper and sticks. When her father is taken prisoner, only Djeow Seow's courage, and a little help from her kite, can save him. Traditional, oriental papercut illustrations embellish this sensitive tale of love and loyalty. Full color. Caldecott Medal Honor Book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399214998
ill.:
Young, Ed.,
Author:
Young, Ed
Author:
Yolen, Jane
Publisher:
Philomel Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Picture books
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Asian
Subject:
Kites
Subject:
Kites -- Folklore.
Subject:
Folklore -- China.
Subject:
Fathers and daughters -- Folklore.
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-General
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
[v. 7]
Publication Date:
19880431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.58x9.28x.44 in. .83 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , Djeow Seow, the Emperor's tiniest daughter, is always forgotten by her family as she spends her days flying a kite made from paper and sticks. When her father is taken prisoner, only Djeow Seow's courage, and a little help from her kite, can save him. Traditional, oriental papercut illustrations embellish this sensitive tale of love and loyalty. Full color. Caldecott Medal Honor Book.
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