Read William the Curious: Knight of the Water Lilies by Charles Santore Online


The tale of a courageous frog who opens a stubborn Queens eyes to the beauty of nature is now available in a hardcover classic edition, featuring Charles Santores 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 Santores original illustrations are faithfully reproduced with brilliance, detailing the captivating scenes of Williams daring adventures and triumphant influence on the Queen....

Title : William the Curious: Knight of the Water Lilies
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ISBN : 1604334746
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Applesauce Press March 4, 2014
Number of Pages : 44 pages
File Size : 993 KB
Status : Available For Download
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William the Curious: Knight of the Water Lilies Reviews

  • Sarah A. Ener
    2019-04-13 15:18

    The illustrations were beautiful and I was happy to sort of find a medieval story for my son. Kudos to the artist for an attempt at writing his own book. My son thoroughly enjoys this book on occasion. For me the story, and environmental allegory, was a little didactic and predictable. I have spent too much time trying to figure out how to weave an environmental tale into medieval times that would have been a little more mysterious and indirect, and I have not succeeded yet. Therefore, 4 stars

  • Media Lover
    2019-04-10 12:09

    One of the best stories we've ever read which teaches children you can stand up for what you believe, no matter your size. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful too.

  • Debra Zettlemoyer
    2019-04-02 08:20

    What a wonderful story and amazing illustrations! I borrowed this from a library in August to read to my grandsons and they were sad when it needed to be returned to the library so I bought it for them and our other grandkids for Christmas. It is a wonderful book that I would highly recommend to anyone with children. FYI - I am a retired librarian.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-04-25 13:12

    I bought this book for the illustrations. I am a big fab of Charles Santore. He is a creative genius!

  • Karen L. Alston
    2019-03-29 11:00

    This is a beautiful story with magical illustrations - just like all of Charles Santore's books. Definitely a book to enjoy and cherish.

  • High Esteem C.W.O.
    2019-04-25 14:03

    Great artwork. Weak story. Actually quiet boring and repititious with the artwork, but artwork once again well executed by Charles Santore. Master at his craft.

  • Heather Frane
    2019-04-09 12:21

    Book received in great condition, except for a large pen written happy birthday message written over one of the inner pages.

  • Janie Harrison
    2019-03-26 10:05

    Okay, I wish I was a kid again. Can I be a kid again?! I bought this book because it was about a knight who was curious and I can't think of a more perfect quest for a knight than curiosity. This is a little gem of a book and it could be made into a wonderful movie. It's art. It's a wonderful story about a knight who goes on a quest and learns that everything perfect is not so perfect. But that's okay. Even flawed it can be magical. William is a terrific character. The art work is fantastic, and I want to be young again. Mothers of young children should read this to them often. It's got a great message and it's clever. Not enough books for little boys either, and this is a great one. Buy it now.