**The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes - by Ying Compestine & David Roberts, Illustrator

**The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes - by Ying Compestine & David Roberts, Illustrator

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**The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes 

Written by Ying Compestine 

Illustrated by David Roberts

From the bestselling illustrator of Ada Twist, Scientist comes this clever re-imagining of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale by award-winning author Ying Compestine.

Ming Da is only nine years old when he becomes the emperor of China, and his three advisors take advantage of the young emperor by stealing his rice, gold, and precious stones.

But Ming Da has a clever plan. . .

With the help of his tailors, he comes up with a clever idea to outsmart his devious advisors: He asks his tailors to make “magical” new clothes for him. Anyone who is honest, the young emperor explains, will see the clothes’ true splendor, but anyone who is dishonest will see only burlap sacks. The emperor dons a burlap sack, and the ministers can’t help but fall for his cunning trick.

The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes illustration by David Roberts