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The Emperor's New Clothes

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Angela Barrett illustrations.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Candlewick (first published 1837)
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Conversation between two eight-year-old boys overheard the other day:

KID 1: So what do your parents think of Donald Trump?

KID 2: They can't stand him. What about yours?

KID 1: My dad just thinks he's funny. I'm kinda worried.

[The friend who told us the story promises this is true]

Ahmad Sharabiani
Kejserens nye Klæder = The emperor's newclothes, Hans Christian Andersen
عنوان: لباس نو امپراتور - دوزبانه فارسی انگلیسی؛ نویسنده: هانس کریستین اندرسن؛ مترجم: مهناز فصیحی؛ در 24 ص؛ تاریخ نشر: نامعلوم
عنوان: لباس جدید پادشاه؛ نویسنده: هانس کریستین اندرسن؛ مترجم: ملیحه جامی؛ بازنویس: عباس شاکری؛ مشهد، پیک هدیه، 1383، در 12 ص، مصور رنگی؛ شابک: 9649563709؛ موضوع: داستانهای تخیلی از نویسندگان دانمارکی قرن 19 م
عنوان: لباس جدید پادشاه؛ نویسنده: هانس کریستین اندرسن؛ مترجم: اشرف دوستی؛ قصه پرداز: حسین طباط
Reading other sources about this Andersen fable I came across terms like these: pluralistic ignorance, bystander effect, logical fallacies, and collective denial, all of which remind me more of our current presidential election than they do of this story. A quote that applies to this story is, "from the mouth of babes", might also be helpful in this election.
Feb 06, 2017 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The evergreen of the child who speaks truth to power is as relevant as ever!

"But mum, he is naked!"

"Hush, child, be quiet! Those are alternative clothes!"
I can vividly remember the first time I read The Emperor's New Clothes, as a small child. I remember how excited I felt at opening the slim envelope, which was addressed to me personally ... and had come all the way from the North Pole! I could barely contain myself. My parents swore that they had had nothing to do with it. I had written a letter to Santa Claus and posted it in the post box, as they showed me. Now here it was, an actual reply from Father Christmas himself. And not only that, but ...more
Sep 18, 2015 Afshar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
قبل از اینکه آندرسن این داستان را بنویسد ،شیخ بهایی نزدیک به صد یا دویست سال قبل از وی مندیل خیال را در کتاب موش و گربه اش نگاشته است و احتمال اینکه سرقت ادبی صورت گرفته باشد وجود دارد

لباس جدید پادشاه جزو داستان های محبوب کودکی ام بود
فقط به دلیل بالا یک ستاره کم دادم
اگر خلافش ثابت شود آن ستاره را به این داستان قشنگ برخواهم گردانید

:مندیل خیال

آورده اند که در زمان سابق پادشاهی بود در خراسان. قلندوري در آن مملکت بوده و آن قلندر کوچک ابدالی داشت، و آن کوچک ابدال چند بیت از قصیده ي آن قلندر یاد گرفت
Ahmed  Ejaz
From the very beginning of the story I had gotten the idea. Because the same story I had seen in one of my most favourite serials, Hatim ( It is an old Indian serial not new. My Pakistani and Indian friends might have watched this ). I loved this serial and will love this throughout my life.

This is the story of an emperor who is very fond of new clothes. He wants new cloth in every next hour. One day, two pretenders come to him and claim that they can make a suit by which we can kno
Moujan Taghavi
کودکی من با داستان های این نویسنده گذشته، یادمه یه کتاب بود جلد آبی رنگ و یکی قرمز رنگ که آبی رنگه مال من و قرمزه مال برادرم بود ،هر دو مال این نویسنده بود. عالی بود و خیلی خوب.
در مورد این داستان هم بگم که، برام جای سوال بو پادشاه چطور خودش نمیتونه متوجه بشه که لباس نپوشیده؟ :/
Sara Kamjou
یه داستان خیلی ساده و کوتاه، و حتی به ظاهر برای کودکان، چهقدرررر حرف میتونه برای گفتن داشته باشه...
انگلیسیشو خوندم و خیلی لذتبخش بود.
Mohamed Khaled
من أحدي المميزات القليلة للغاية من دراسة الأدب الانجليزى - فى الجامعات المصرية - انه قد تُقابل بعض الأدب الذي يعجبك حقاً بعيداً عن هراء المواد الآخري .. وفى مادة النقد الأدبي قابلت بعض القصص .. منهم تلك القصة الرائعة .. والمضحكة جداً ايضاً ..
قصة أمير ينفق كل ما يملك على الملابس الجديدة .. حتى انه يلبس كل ساعة بدلة .. حتى يأتى الأوغاد - حسب ترجمة دكتور المادة :D -
ويخبروا الامبراطور انهم لديهم رداء عجيب وسحري لا يستطيع ان يراه الأغبياء والأشخاص غير الكفء .. وكان ذلك كافياً ليُثير فضول الامبراطور

This was one of the very first books I've ever read in my life, and I remember loving it so much as a child.
I did have tons of fun rereading it today.
it's a beautiful, light story, and it's very enjoyable, it can be read in the matter of minutes, and I'm so happy I picked it up today, for it took me back to the old good days when my love for books was born.
Oct 22, 2016 Mehrnaz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
از اولین کتابایی بود که از کتابخونه ی مدرسه گرفتم! خیلی برام جذاب بود چندبار واسه خودم و بقیه ی اعضای خونه خوندم که اونا هم درس عبرت بگیرن؛)
Aug 05, 2011 Shelley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I ask my kids what they thought the moral of the story is. Here are their answers.

The 14 year old: Don't be an idiot. Any moron should know that they are naked no matter what they are being told.

The 11 year old: If you can't tell you are naked, you should not be king. Let the kid be king. At least he could see the truth.

The 9 year old: Always tell the truth, even if it makes people sad or cry.

So there you go. All three are girls and they all had a different take on it. I always liked this story
Feb 09, 2017 Paras2 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
خیلی اتفاقی توی گودریدز به این کتاب برخوردم، همانجوری که اتفاقی توی کتاب فروشی وقتی 4،5 سالم بود دیدمش... از محبوبهای بچگیم بود این کتاب :))) خیلی دوستش میداشتم.
Apr 20, 2009 Kathryn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kathryn by: Chandra
Loved the Europe circa 1913 setting in the illustrations!!! The translations was nothing remarkable for me, but I've always loved this story and it was nice seeing it with it's "new clothes" (i.e., the refreshing illustrations) :-)

Thanks, Chandra, for the recommendation!
Jun 01, 2017 Amina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Two weavers promise the vain emperor new clothers tha only the unfit for their position can't see, when the emperor goes for the procession, the townsfolk play along with the pretense, not desiring to appear stupid or unfit for their position, and so did the emperor, until a child blurts out that the emperor is wearing nothing at all, the sentence is taken up by the crowed, but the emperor continues his procession.

One of my favorite political satire ever!
Feb 09, 2017 Ladan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
بهترین کتاب دوران کودکی من... اونقدر برام خونده بودن که حفظ شده بودم و باوجودیکه خوندن بلد نبودم میدونستم سرکدوم صفحه باید خوندن روقطع کنم و برم صفحه ی بعدی...
Greg Brozeit
Jan 15, 2016 Greg Brozeit rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who is influenced by political commercials
Andersen's timeless story is the best summation of political behavior ever written. It should be required reading for every political science major and anyone interested in politics and government. Andersen predicted and distilled the essence of modern political campaigns, especially in the United States.
Lisa Vegan
Apr 30, 2009 Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lisa by: Chandra and Abigail
This has always been one of my favorite tales as I think its moral is so wise. In this edition, the illustrations are fabulous. I adored all the many dogs (mostly naked of course) that appear on nearly every page. (I was almost tempted to make a dogs shelf but then I’d feel obligated to add all my books about dogs, something I’ve successfully managed to resist doing thus far.)
I guess this story must have engendered the cynicism I retain to this day. A child should read this before being let loose on newspapers and adverts
Apr 30, 2013 Rae rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fable of "The Emperor's New Clothes" tells the story of a very vain emperor who only wants the best attire that the world has to offer. When he hears of this new "invisible" clothing, he demands that he must have it because it is the best. His servants anxiously work on his clothes and when they are "finished", the emperor is stark naked but pleased. He struts among his peasants, who all pretend to revere him, until a child cries out that he is naked and everyone agrees. The foolish emperor ...more
John Martindale
Like Anderson's short story "The Snow Queen" the Emperor's new clothes emphasizes the virtues of childlikeness in contrast to the pride of those who have grown up in all the wrong ways.

I of course was vaguely familiar with the classic story, primarily with how it took a child to speak the obvious, but I knew none of the details, and they were delightful to learn and they made the story all the better.
Lisa James
Classic story that teaches a morals lesson at the same time:) In this story, the Emperor ends up looking like a complete fool when he is talked into buying a suit of "invisible" clothing, & ends up walking around nude. It's humbling lesson for him, & he learns that rich men & wise men can be fooled by greed & pride.
Jan 03, 2015 Red rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scan
children, euphoria and truth come together here.
debunking myths is for grownups a second nature as long it's not one of themself.
Jan 07, 2016 Zain rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Funnier than I expected.
Jan 05, 2016 Macklin rated it really liked it
Very prevalent to today's media and materialistic society. One of my favourite Angela Barrett. I love her designs of pre-war fashion.
Krista (CubicleBlindness Reviews)
Ok I have to admit this was hilarious.
Jennifer B.
Apr 07, 2016 Jennifer B. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would definitely be the one shouting about the Emperor's new "clothes". Never lose your childish ability to question.
Apr 05, 2012 Farzaneh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book. It has a great great point for every body's life in making friends and how friendship should be based on.
Sep 20, 2015 Hosein rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
یادش بخیر، بچه بودم داستانشو رو برام می خوندن. خیلی خوب بود
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Hans Christian Andersen (often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen; April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories—called eventyr, or "fairy-tales"—express themes that transcend age and nationalit ...more
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