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William the Curious: Knight of the Water Lilies

Santore, Charles

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ISBN 10: 0679887423 / ISBN 13: 9780679887423
Published by Random House, New York, 1997
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Hardcover in dustjacket. Folio. First edition, first printing. Book is in Fine condition in glossy boards with pictorial end papers. Jacket is in Fine condition. Full page vibrant color illustrations throughout. Not price-clipped. In protective mylar. Unpaginated. Bookseller Inventory # 16850

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Title: William the Curious: Knight of the Water ...

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: the author

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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The Queen of the Land of Far and Wide demands perfection--absolute perfection--in all that she surveys from her windows, high in her perfect castle. She orders her minions to move mountains and to change the colors of the forest--but, alas, she is never satisfied. One day she makes a decree--all imperfect things in the castle must be thrown out of the windows. Soon the lovely, lily-blanketed moat below becomes a slimy, polluted junk pile. Blinded by her quest for perfection, the queen does not realize the havoc she has wrought on the harmony of her kingdom, and no one dares to tell her--except one very small and very brave frog named William. Here is the story of how he opens the queen's eyes, to see that nature, in and of itself, is perfect. Acclaimed artist Charles Santore's sumptuous illustrations and provocative "environmental fairytale" will have readers of all ages cheering the triumph of the courageous frog.  

About the Author:

Charles Santore has received numerous awards for artistic excellence, both for his past achievements in the magazine and advertising fields, and more recently for his illustrations for Aesop's Fables and the Wizard of Oz, which have also been published by Jellybean Press.

In 1992, he was honored for his work in book illustration with a major exhibition at Brandywine River Museum. He lives and works in Philadelphia.

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