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The Emperor and the Kite (Paperstar Book)

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Largely ignored by her own family, Princess Djeow Seow spends her days playing with a kite made from paper and sticks. But when the Emperor is imprisoned in a high tower, only the Princess can save the day, flying her kite high up into the sky to rescue her father.?A familiar jewel polished to unaccustomed brilliance.? ? Booklist?It is rare to find a book where the beauty of the language and image are so finely meshed as in this tale of loyalty and love.? ? United Press InternationalJane Yolen lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts and Scotland. Ed Young lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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Kite Books The Emperor and the Kite (Paperstar Book) Largely ignored by her own family, Princess Djeow Seow spends her days playing with a kite made from paper and sticks. But when the Emperor is imprisoned in a high tower, only the Princess can save the day, flying her kite high up into the sky to rescue her father.?A familiar jewel polished to unaccustomed brilliance.? ? Booklist?It is rare to find a book where the beauty of the language and image are so finely meshed as in this tale of loyalty and love.? ? United Press InternationalJane Yolen lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts and Scotland. Ed Young lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. $6.99 https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61q5K2EclIL._SL160_.jpg
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6 Responses to “The Emperor and the Kite (Paperstar Book)”

  • Cindy Lou Who says:

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    When I ordered Emperor and the Kite, I already knew I loved the folktale. I saw it first as a teacher in the reading text, and knew I wanted it as a book on its own. I looked forward to that story every time we came to it in the text, and it was a favorite with my second and third grade students as well.

    It is a classic tale of strength, courage and loyalty in a small girl, which enpowers children and assures them that there is a little bit of hero in all of us. She remains loyal to her father, even when her other larger and stronger siblings desert him, fleeing in the face of evil. Her father had always favored the others, so this was particularly noteworthy. In the end, he rewards her loyalty and learns that even if you are big and strong, without strength of character, you are useless.

    The story reminds me of Mulan in the way that the main female characters basically save China. Ed Young’s illustrations are awesome as always.

  • Anonymous says:

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    I thought that this book was excelent. The artwork was wonderful, and the storyline was entertaining. What I liked most about the book though is the hero of the story. She is a tiny, little girl. This book provides a great role model for children in its hero. I highly recommend this book, as well as many of the authors other books, to anyone, child or adult. It’s a great read.

  • Kara Reuter says:

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    Young’s The Emperor and the Kite shows us that even (seemingly) small, insignificant individuals can accomplish great deeds and challenges us not to underestimate anyone’s capabilities. The story, by Jane Yolen, takes place in ancient China and tells of a tiny princess, not much thought of by her family, who uses her intellect, creativity, and skill to save her father, the emperor, held hostage by kidnappers. The text of the story is lengthy (many pages have ten or more lines of text) and more explanatory than descriptive. The illustrations, done in multi-colored paper cuts, bring the text to life, depicting the most dramatic moments of the story. The illustrations stretch across both pages and often bleed off the edge. Despite their exquisite detail, the illustrations are flat and float in the white space of the page, without any sense of depth or context.

  • Childrens Book Lover says:

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    I was very pleased with the book I received. Although the book was used, it looked new!!

  • cambridge reader says:

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    Small brave girl rescues her father and eventually becomes leader of a nation. Message about loyalty and love and character. She is a princess but there is no discussion of her beauty or marriage prospects. Beautiful illustrations.

  • Cassandra Torgrimson says:

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    I never know if my 6 and 8 year old girls will like a book or not. This one they loved! The story involves a timeless theme of a daughter wanting her father’s love. Flying kites is one way our family spends time together, so this really resonated with us. Our girls have asked me, or their dad, to read this to them repeatedly.