THE KING'S FOUNTAIN by Ezra Jack Keats

THE KING'S FOUNTAIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The clever have no courage, the strong no sense, and the scholar is of no practical use -- so the poor man goes himself to the king and, without learning or brawn or a silver tongue, convinces him not to build the palace fountain that would divert water from the city below. Simple enough -- but it's presented as a heroic spectacle, all paint and posturing, silhouettes and shadows, Sturm und Drang and blast-furnace sunsets. The result is both overwhelming and uninviting.
Pub Date: Oct. 31st, 1989
ISBN: 0525445374
Page count: 34pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1971




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