This is not so much a new edition of Andersen's classic as it is an opportunity for Archipowa to demonstrate her skill with...

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THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES

This is not so much a new edition of Andersen's classic as it is an opportunity for Archipowa to demonstrate her skill with watercolors. They have a great delicacy that is almost filigreed at times. The two swindlers have their wicked intent etched into their faces, while the royal retinue sport a good variety of expressions to show their confusion. The illustrator also has a fine time capturing gestures, e.g., the swindlers feigning their weaving and tailoring. Fittingly, because this is a story about clothes, Archipowa has expended much energy on the finery worn by the characters in the story.

Pub Date: Feb. 1, 1998

ISBN: 1404804749

Page Count: 28

Publisher: Boyds Mills

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15, 1998