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The Paper Gardens

I've been reading since I was 3, and I haven't seen any reason to stop. I'll read pretty much anything I can get my hands on, though I will admit to a crippling addiction to fantasy and YA books.

Currently reading

Ozma Of Oz
L. Frank Baum
Progress: 45 %
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
L. Frank Baum
The Divide
Elizabeth Kay
A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin

The Emperor's Last Parade

The Emperor's Last Parade - Fernando Juan Cao, Gil Paguio The Emperor's Last Parade is a fully illustrated retelling of the fairy tale, "The Emperor's New Clothes". This version paints the Emperor in a more sympathetic light than the original tale. Instead of being too proud to admit that he can't see the clothes, the Emperor in this story is kind-hearted and beloved by the people, and is scared that if he admits that he can't see the clothes, then the evil Councilor will take over the empire, and ruin it with his hard-handedness.

The illustrations are what really make this version of the story, and I was pleased that they actually showed up on my Kindle.

It would have been very difficult to read it otherwise, since the text is incorporated into the illustrations.