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The Emperor’s New Clothes

And Other Stories

Geoffrey Thomas



The Emperor’s New Clothes

And Other Stories

Geoffrey Thomas


Retelling of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales + Christian expositions

The Emperor’s New Clothes and Other Stories brings together more of Geoffrey Thomas’s short stories, each brimming with the big heartedness, warmth and homespun humour that he is known for.

From historic Europe to the Asian continent, Geoffrey Thomas introduces a series of curious characters in his mesmerising collection based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales: a golden swan flies around the world; an old poet has a mysterious visitor; an Emperor is fooled by his ambition.

The stories included are:

1) The Ugly Duckling

2) The Adventures of the Stag Beetle

3) The Little Boy who Shot the Old Poet

4) The Nightingale

5) The Two Fir Trees

6) The Golden Swan

7) The Storks

8) Five Peas in a Pod

9) The Mysterious Canary

10) The Emperor's New Clothes

Perfect for both Middle Grade and Young Adult readers and teeming with gospel truth and encouragement, Thomas’s stories are a delight. Ages 9-12

Reformation Lightning is a new publisher specialising in Christian fiction for young readers. Click here to read more from Ref Light.

‘Geoff Thomas is the consummate storyteller. Golden!’

Mary Beeke, author of Law of Kindness

‘A master wordsmith!’ 

Martin Rizley

‘No better way to teach about the human condition than through stories.' 

Gary North

'It was so funny especially the little boy who shot the old poet. It helped me to think about Jesus.'

Ruth, Age 7

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    The Emperor’s New Clothes

  • Author(s)

    Geoffrey Thomas

  • Series

    Geoffrey Thomas Stories

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    Reformation Lightning

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Overall rating

4.1 based on 7 reviews


I loved them all but my favourite was The Emperor's New Clothes, all of them had a nice Christian moral. Charlotte,8


It Kept Me Reading!

I loved the book and would recommend it to a friend. I would prefer if Geoffrey Thomas had put the emperor's new clothes tale at the beginning but it also encouraged me to keep reading because it was at the end and I love that tale. (Kesia, 10)

It was a great book

Ruth (aged 7) says: It was so funny especially the little boy who shot the old poet. It helped me to think about Jesus.

A great book in a great series!

Reuben (aged 8) says: I enjoyed the whole of this series. I liked this book because the stories showed me lots of helpful things about Jesus. I'd definitely recommend it!

Great Stories

I enjoyed reading this book because at first the stories didn't seem to relate with Jesus but at the end the author explained how it related to Jesus. My favourite story is The Nightingale. (Abigail, age 9)


I enjoyed reading the stories. I could have finished it in one hour if I wanted to. The best story was The Nightingale and The Emperor's New Clothes. These Geoffrey Thomas books are one of the best books I have read. Joshua (9)

A Book of Short Fiction Stories

I recommend this book for children 6 to 8 years old because of its short, simple stories. I also recommend it because it includes a biblical moral for every story. - Elissa


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The Legendary Casey Jones
The Boy Who Shouted “Wolf!”
The Pied Piper Of Hamelin
Geoffrey Thomas 4 Pack

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