A First Edition, 1971 copy of award-winning author & illustrator, Lloyd Alexander’s & Ezra Jack Keats’ “The King’s Fountain.” In excellent vintage condition, this book tells the story of a poor man who tries to find someone wiser, stronger, and more clever to tell the king not to build a fountain that will cut off the water supply for the rest of the city. Needless to say, he forgets that he can be that person!
“The King’s Fountain is the work of an author and an artist who have gained highest honors in their fields. ...
‘In my studio one rainy afternoon,’ Ezra Jack Keats says, ‘Lloyd Alexander and I discussed a fascinating matter: the need for the individual to act when life demands action. And so The King’s Fountain came to being.’
‘I wanted to explore ideas of personal responsibility and of people discovering in themselves resources they never suspected,’ says Lloyd Alexander. ...”
Written By: Lloyd Alexander
Illustrated By: Ezra Jack Keats
Published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1971. First Edition. Hardcover (No Dust Jacket).