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William the Curious: Knight of the Water Lilies

William the Curious: Knight of the Water Lilies

Illustrated by: Charles Santore
For Ages: 3 and up
The tale of a courageous frog who opens a stubborn Queen’s eyes to the beauty of nature is now available in a hardcover classic edition, featuring Charles Santore’s brilliant illustrations for a new generation of readers.

The inspiring story of William the Curious tells the tale of William, a brave young frog who lives in the moat of a castle. The Queen of the Land of Far and Wide is a stubborn and impatient ruler who wreaks havoc in her kingdom and demands perfection out of all things. After tossing everything imperfect into the moat, William works up the courage to respectfully approach her, and miraculously opens her eyes to a new world. Charles Santore’s original illustrations are faithfully reproduced with brilliance, detailing the captivating scenes of William’s daring adventures and triumphant influence on the Queen.
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  • Applesauce Press | 
  • 44 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781604334746 | 
  • March 2014 | 
  • Grades P and up
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Charles Santore

Charles Santore is a renowned illustrator and his many awards include the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, the Alumni Award of the Philadelphia College of Art, and the Hamilton King Award. Charles Santore’s illustrations are part of the permanent collections of the Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA; The Free Library of Philadelphia; New York City’s Museum of Modern Art; The United States Department of the Interior and many private collections.

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