The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen entertains while teaching good human values. The Emperor's New Clothes is both exciting and uplifting. Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author of fairy tale books, fairy tale writer, and poet noted for his children's stories. During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films. The Emperor's New Clothes is a story about a vain emperor who wanted to show off his fine clothes. When two thieves came to the palace and offered to make the emperor clothes that only clever people could see, the emperor put them to work. But no one could see the clothes - not even the emperor himself. He was just too vain to admit it! Illustrated by Gustavo Mazali, this is a delightful version of the tale that boys and girls have loved for centuries. The Emperor himself, his court, and his clothes or lack of them are as outrageous and comical as only the master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen can make them, and Joy Melissa Jensen and Gustavo Mazali adds to this tale of fun his own irrepressible humor in pictures and design. This lovely new Folk Tale Classics edition celebrates a lively concoction of remarkable spirit and beauty. Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet noted for his children's stories. These include "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Snow Queen," "The Little Mermaid," "Thumbelina," "The Little Match Girl," and "The Ugly Duckling."