What Was It Like, Mr. Emperor? Life in China's Forbidden City by Kwong Chiu Chiu, Nancy S. Steinhardt
  

What Was It Like, Mr. Emperor? Life in China's Forbidden City

Written by Kwong Chiu Chiu, Nancy S. Steinhardt
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Synopsis

What Was It Like, Mr. Emperor? Life in China's Forbidden City by Kwong Chiu Chiu, Nancy S. Steinhardt

**Winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award Bronze Medal for Multicultural Non-fiction - Picture Book** **American Library Association Parent's Choice Recommended Award Winner**Have you ever wondered what it was like to be the Emperor of China? In this book, readers will get the chance to ask the emperor all the questions they might have about life in the Forbidden City. How was the emperor chosen? What was school like? How did he celebrate his birthday? Who were his friends? What were his favorite foods? How hard did he have to work? Could he be punished? Through fun and engaging stories reader will journey through the average life of an emperor and learn about the people who lived in the palace, including the prince who fought off a rebel invasion, the palace maids who lived in the Inner Court, the emperor who ruled twice, and the emperor who loved crickets. This book can be enjoyed by children and adults alike, with lively illustrations that encourage reader interaction.

Reviews

This engaging book is perfect for children who are learning about the history of one of the most culturally rich countries in the world. We think this is perfect...to learn, engage and dive into the life of one of humanities most coveted roles. Illustrator Ben Wang has beautiful, engaging drawings to have your children enjoying this book even more. -The Baby Spot blog Colorful cartoon-style illustrations credited to the Design and Cultural Studies Workshop, punctuate descriptions of those who served the emperor, the meaning of various military and civilian ranks, the role of empresses, the kind of food served, even the symbolism of the emperors

-American Library Association What Was It Like, Mr. Emperor? aims to make the past relevant and accessible to today's youth...This book is fun to look at and is filled with lots of interesting, digestible tidbits. -International Examiner

About the Author

Chiu Kwong-chiu is an artist, designer, and professor who explores Chinese traditional visual arts and adopts groundbreaking methods to interpret and promote Chinese art and culture. He founded the CnC Design and Cultural Studies Workshop in Hong Kong, where he provides guidance and leadership in the research, interpretation, and promotion of traditional and contemporary design and Chinese culture. He wrote the book In the Forbidden City, also released as part of the We All Live in the Forbidden City series.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
108 pages

Author

Kwong Chiu Chiu, Nancy S. Steinhardt
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Publisher

China Institute Gallery, China Institute in America

Publication date

1st January 2016

ISBN

9780989377669


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