Cixi: The Dragon Empress

by Natasha Yim (Author) Peter Malone (Illustrator)

Cixi: The Dragon Empress
The last empress of China, Cixi fought ruthlessly to isolate her country from the West, while cloistered inside her lavish Forbidden City, ignoring the needs of her people. But was the Dragon Empress evil or just out-of-touch? Gorgeous illustrations and an intelligent, evocative story bring to life a real dastardly dame whose ignorance brought a centuries-old dynasty crashing down, ending the imperial system that had ruled China for millennia.

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Natasha Yim
Natasha Yim nació en Malasia, se crio en Singapur y Hong Kong, y ahora vive en California. Es autora de muchos libros ilustrados, entre ellos Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas, The Rock Maiden y Mulan's New Year. Su plato favorito de dim sum son las tartas de flan.

Natasha Yim was born in Malaysia, grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong, and now lives in California. She is the author of many picture books, including Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas, The Rock Maiden, and Mulan's New Year.

Violet Kim viaja por todo el mundo. Estudió dibujo en Rhode Island School of Design y ahora vive en Taiwán. Ilustró los libros If You're Going to a March, The Little Gray Bunny y Earth Day, Birthday! Cuando viaja, siempre busca restaurantes en donde pueda disfrutar de su plato favorito de dim sum: los camarones a la gabardina.

World traveler Violet Kim studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design and now lives in Taiwan. She is the illustrator of If You're Going to a March, The Little Gray Bunny, and Earth Day, Birthday!
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Goosebottom Books
Publication date
October 20, 2011
Thinking Girl's Treasury of Dastardly Dames
BISAC categories
JNF007020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
Library of Congress categories
Kings, queens, rulers, etc
Qing dynasty, 1644-1912
Independent Publisher Book Awards
Silver Medal Winner 2012 - 2012

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