The Emperor and the Kite
The Emperor and the Kite
By Jane Yolen
Illustrated by Ed Young
Philomen Books, 1967
ISBN: 0021794871
Ages: 4 to 6
This is the tale of a tiny Chinese princess who is so small that she is ignored by her mighty father and her self-important brothers. When her father is taken prisoner by evil plotters, it is the princess's loyalty and cleverness that saves him and she becomes his favored child, trusted counselor and, in time, his successor.

Awards: Caldecott Honor, ALA Notable, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award