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You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Forbidden City! (You Wouldn't Want to...)
This fun and interesting, interactive series will enthrall young readers by making them a part of the story. Readers will become the main character and can revel in the gory, dark, horrific side of life throughout important moments in history. Humorous Handy Hints that relate directly to the text are provided on each spread. You (the reader) are an English gentleman eager ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 31st 2008 by Children's Press(CT)
(first published February 1st 2008)
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My daughter loves this series and constantly unearths new ones whenever she goes to the library. I was amused to see this particular entry because, at her age, this was exactly the question that occupied my mind: when President Nixon went to China and the TV showed him walking through the grand throne rooms at the center of the Forbidden City, I wondered what went on in the side rooms when it had been a real palace. So I eventually got a Ph.D. with a focus on the Qing imperial bureaucracy and fo ...more
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