The Topsy Turvy Emperor of China


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Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Illustrator: William Pene de Bois

SINGER, Isaac Bashevis. The Topsy-Turvy Emperor of China. Pictures by William Pene du Bois. Translated from the Yiddish by the author and Elizabeth Shub. NY: Harper & Row [1971]. 8vo, 32pp. Color pictorial boards. Spine ends a tad rubbed, else a clean, bright copy in the original color pictorial d.w. (slightly soiled).

First edition, having a printed price of $3.50 on the d.w. Master storyteller Singer tells how when a wicked man becomes Emperor of China his desire to have everything done opposite from the way they were done before turns the kingdom upside down C until his wonderful son and his son's gentle sweetheart set things right. Pene du Bois's illustrations are marvelous!