Elephants and Golden Thrones is a series of fictional stories based on historic facts. It contains many stories about the emperors and empresses of China's Forbidden City. Each story has historical information at the end to help you understand its meaning. The stories have many details about their lifes. The photographs are amazing and colorful. Some of the stories are unbelievable.
The stories are amazing and educational. They are so incredible because they are based on real peoples' lives. My favorite story is about Empress Dowager Gixi in her private rooms. It is about an empress who ruled for forty years and then stepped down. It tells about her life after being empress. One of my favorite photographs is of The Temple of Heaven because the skies are blue and the temple is perfectly centered. It is good for kids and adults. You should definitely read this book.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Leopold, Missouri United States