It's summertime in New England during World War II, and a boy named William likes to imagine at bedtime that he is a brave knight fighting great battles to end the war. But in the morning he is always just William again, not big enough to contribute to the war effort like the rest of his family. Then a real queen moves in just down the road: Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. Now William has his chance to do something. It may not be "war work"—it's more like peace work—but that makes all the difference.
|Product dimensions:||8.90(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Katherine Paterson was born in China, where she spent part of her childhood. After her education in China and the American South, she spent four years in Japan, the setting for her first three novels. Ms. Paterson has received numerous awards for her writing, including National Book Awards for The Master Puppeteer and The Great Gilly Hopkins, as well as Newbery Medals for Jacob Have I Loved and Bridge to Terabithia. Ms. Paterson lives with her husband in Vermont. They have four grown children.
Susan Jeffers, a New York Times bestselling artist, has won the ABBY from the American Booksellers Association, a Caldecott Honor from the American Library Association, and the Pomme d'Or de Bratislava. Her work has been exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. Her books, including Brother Eagle, Sister Sky and the perennial bestsellers The Nutcracker and Robert Frost's Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, have sold millions of copies and have been published around the world. Susan Jeffers lives in Westchester County, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This story is filled with beautiful illustrations and is great for a class read aloud. The book takes place during the summertime in New England while World War II was occurring. In this book we are introduced to a young boy named William who has bedtime dreams of being a brave knight in war. The only problem that William finds with these dreams is that they are dreams, and not real. Then, a real Queen moves in down the street from William. Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. William then feels that this is his chance to do something for the royal Queen. Although it may not be "war work" involved, it is almost just as good according to William!