Episode of Series “The Desire to read”.
Long ago in a walled palace lived a Chiense emperor, guarded and guided by seven assistants called mandarins. None of them ever set foot outside the palace and they knew nothing of the people until the seventh and youngest mandarin ventured out one night…Based on the picture book by Jane Yolen.
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Animation → Animated films - United States
Childrens Films → Children 6-12
Literature → Children's literature - Film and video adaptations
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)
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