Elephants and Golden Thrones: Inside China's Forbidden City

Elephants and Golden Thrones Inside China s Forbidden City A rare look inside one of the wonders of the world published in time for the Olympics in China For five hundred years the Forbidden City was the seat of power of China s emperors Given rare acc

  • Title: Elephants and Golden Thrones: Inside China's Forbidden City
  • Author: Trish Marx Xiong Lei Ellen B. Senisi Li Ji
  • ISBN: 9780810994850
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A rare look inside one of the wonders of the world, published in time for the 2008 Olympics in China For five hundred years, the Forbidden City was the seat of power of China s emperors Given rare access to this vast and beautiful complex, Trish Marx and Ellen B Senisi explore its secrets in full color photographs and lively, meticulously researched stories From a grandA rare look inside one of the wonders of the world, published in time for the 2008 Olympics in China For five hundred years, the Forbidden City was the seat of power of China s emperors Given rare access to this vast and beautiful complex, Trish Marx and Ellen B Senisi explore its secrets in full color photographs and lively, meticulously researched stories From a grand procession of elephants to the golden nail guards that protected the emperor s three inch nails, details large and small bring this fortress to life for young armchair travelers With contributions from the Palace Museum the official museum of the Forbidden City , this is a definitive guide and the only book on the subject available for young readers.

    One thought on “Elephants and Golden Thrones: Inside China's Forbidden City”

    1. The photographs make this book, and the author does a good job of not being overly wordy. As quality nonfiction and a nice introduction to Chinese culture and history and one of the world's great antiquities, the book succeeds. Some children might be interested because of the recent Karate Kid movie that has a few scenes shot in the Forbidden City. 5th grade and up.

    2. The PandaBat is very interested in all things Chinese. But this time she wasn't interested in actually reading (or having read to her) the text. She just wanted to look at the cool pictures.

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