|Ying Chang Compestine. David Roberts, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||32 / 2017|
Ming Da is only nine years old when he becomes the emperor of China, and his three advisors take advantage of him by stealing his stores of rice, gold, and precious stones. But in this tale for readers 5 to 8 by the author of The Runaway Wok, Ming Da has a plan. To outsmart his 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. At one time a fashion designer in Hong Kong, illustrator David Roberts brings both authenticity and creativity to his dazzling watercolor, pen, and pencil images.