- 2014 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Young Adult Nonfiction (Children's)
Accompanied by a mischievous cat, readers will tour this colossal architectural structure. They will encounter the people who have walked through its halls and hear exciting tales about the power struggles and intrigues of everyday life. This large format book conveys the grandeur of the Forbidden City through detailed line drawings of its buildings, gardens, and courtyards with numerous foldout spreads. Every book includes a plastic magnifying glass for looking at the drawings more closely.