The story of Joan of Arc retold

  • Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc —Courtesy

Published: 5/17/2019 1:38:40 PM
Modified: 5/17/2019 1:38:26 PM

Bestselling author David Elliott has just delivered a must read Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc. The novel is perfect for young adults (ages 14 and older) and older folks alike. It revisits the final day of the fascinating girl whose extraordinary life and death led to sainthood.

“I wrote Voices to discover for myself how an illiterate teenage girl was able to accomplish what seems like the impossible, but by the time I typed The End, I was left with more questions than answers,” said Elliott. “I hope readers will find their own answers in Voices, and not just about Joan.”

In addition to telling the enduring story of the young French girl, the book explores timely issues such as gender, misogyny, and the risk of speaking truth to power.

The story is told through an imaginative and spellbinding treatment. Through medieval poetic forms and in the voices of the people and objects in Joan of Arc’s life, (including her family and even the trees, clothes, cows, and candles of her childhood) we follow her last day. The book is sure to revive the timeless story for new generations.

The book is widely available at book stores, Target, and as an e-book.

Elliott is a New York Times bestselling children’s author. His many titles include: And Here’s to You!, The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle, the Evangeline Mudd books, Finn Throws a Fit!, Jeremy Cabbage and the Living Museum, and In the Wild. His most recent titles In the Past and Baabwaa and Wooliam, and the young adult novel in verse, Bull, which received six starred reviews.

Born in Ohio, Elliott has worked as a singer, a cucumber washer, and a Popsicle stick maker. Currently, he lives in New Hampshire with his wife and a three-footed dog. Elliott is a member of the N.H. Writers’ Project.

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