The emperor and the kite / Jane Yolen ; pictures by Ed Young.

Author
Yolen, Jane [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cleveland ; New York : World Pub. Co., c1967.
Description
[32] p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 25 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Ill
Summary note
When the emperor is imprisoned in a high tower, his smallest daughter, whom he has always ignored, uses her kite to save him.
Notes
  • CTSN copy: Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper 'For F. Rankin Weisgerber, undoubtedly one of the world's greatest kite fliers. From the daughter of the greatest kite flier with affectionate regards. Jane Yolen Christmas 1967.' With the illustrator's signature below.
  • Based on a Chinese legend about an emperor who succeeded in escaping from prison when his youngest daughter wove a rope of her own hair, attached it to her kite's tail, and flew it up to him.
  • Cut-paper illustrations.
Binding note
Pub. pink pictorial cloth stamped in black, white color-printed pictorial dust jacket, and blue endpapers.
Provenance
  • CTSN copy: Yolen, Jane, inscriber
  • CTSN copy: Young, Ed, signer
  • CTSN copy: Weisgerbes, F. Rankin, recipient
References
Peterson and Solt, C136.
ISBN
  • 0356028143
  • 9780356028149
LCCN
67013816
OCLC
302459
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