Illustrated by Ezra

The King’s Fountain

E.P. Dutton (out of print), 1971

Keats illustrates Lloyd Alexander’s dramatic fable with paintings of brilliant intensity. A king decides to create a wonderful palace fountain, which will divert the water supply from the city below. A poor man searches for someone who can persuade the king to change his mind. Finding no one willing, or better able, to reason with the king, he takes on the fearful task himself.