The emperor and the kite

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Philomel Books,
Pub. Date:
1988, c1967.
New ed., 1st rev. ed.
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.
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Reading Level:
Level 4.6, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 660L
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Grouping Title emperor and the kite
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Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-03-13 23:23:55PM
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publishDate 1988, 1998
record_details ils:CARL0000040298|Book|Books|New ed., 1st rev. ed.|English|Philomel Books,|1988, c1967.|1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 x 25 cm., ils:CARL0000736688|Book|Books||English|Putnam & Grosset,|1998, c1967.|[31] p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 25 cm.
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subject_facet Caldecott Honor book -- 1968, Fathers and daughters -- Folklore, Folklore -- China, Kites -- Folklore
title_display The emperor and the kite
title_full The emperor and the kite / by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Ed Young
title_short The emperor and the kite
topic_facet Caldecott Honor book, Fathers and daughters, Folklore, Kites