Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc


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$17.99  $16.73
Clarion Books
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5.7 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

David Elliott is a NYT bestselling author whose books include Bull, And Here's to You!, The Evangeline Mudd books, In the Past, This Orq. books, and Baabwaa and Wooliam. Born in Ohio, David has worked as a singer, a cucumber washer, and a popsicle stick maker. He lives with his wife and a three-footed dog in New Hampshire. www.davidelliottbooks.com


A Finalist for the American Library in Paris Book Award "Stunning . . . . elegant . . . . arresting . . . . supple and harrowing." --The Wall Street Journal ? "Elliot delivers another hit. . . . [Voices] showcases a gorgeous storytelling style that flows in an effortless fashion. . . . A glorious tribute to a woman who dared, defied, and defended her truth. A must-have."--School Library Journal, STARRED review ? "Ethereal, wondering, and poignant. . . . An innovative, entrancing account of a popular figure that will appeal to fans of verse, history, and biography."--Kirkus, STARRED review ? "With stunning lyricism, these poems fashion an enlivened, gripping narrative that addresses themes of gender identity, class and vocation, and innocence and culpability, bringing fresh nuance to an oft-told story."--Publishers Weekly, STARRED review ? "Joan's thoughts are almost conversational, in simple left-justified verse with rhyme skillfully embedded within lines. . . . [A] creative historical account of a young woman who answered a norm-shattering higher call." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, STARRED review "An elegant, spirited introduction to classical poetry and to a woman fighting not just for a cause but for a place in a world that undervalued her voice."--Booklist Early praise for Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc: "A stunning and innovative reimagining of the life and death of one of history's most badass ladies. Captivating from start to finish and unlike anything I've ever read." --Mackenzi Lee, New York Times best-selling author of The Gentlemen's Guide to Vice and Virtue "By giving Joan of Arc voice, Elliott manages to give her agency and makes her passion, faith, and determination live and breathe on the page. Compelling, engaging, and triumphant, Joan the maiden warrior shines far brighter than her fiery fate." --Robin LaFevers, New York Times best-selling author of Courting Darkness and the His Fair Assassin trilogy "Elliott enchants. Voices will draw a new generation to the mystery of the peasant girl whose conviction and audacity shattered all conceptions of class and gender." --Kirsten Cappy, Children's Book Consultant, Curious City "Elliott's exquisite detail and imagery lift this tale of female valor into an almost mystical dimension." --Pat Lowery Collins, author of The Fattening Hut and Hidden Voices, The Orphan Musicians of Venice "The implicit call-to-action in Elliott's tender but searing novel-in-verse is perhaps the clearest voice of all: the fire within each of us can be an unstoppable force for change in a world that continually seeks to burn what it cannot control." --Amy Cherrix, Malaprop's Bookstore "This book is a marvel. Each poem is so pure, so intense, so full of story-moving energy that I couldn't put it down and read the whole book in a gulp. I loved it." --N. Griffin, author of The Whole Stupid Way We Are "A clever and searing page-turner story told by a master." --Patricia Hruby Powell, author of Loving Vs. Virginia and Josephine --