HB - 235 x 195mm
Over 70 full-colour Illustrations
Rights available: World
Rights Sold: UK
Market: Children's Classic Fiction
Joan of Arc
by Michael Morpurgo. Illustrated by Michael Foreman
When a young girl in Orleans, Eloise, sits down on a sunny riverbank, she sees a vision of the person she most admires – Joan of Arc. Eloise is then drawn into the inspiring, heroic adventures of Joan, who led an army to vanquish tyrants and invaders in her beloved France, yet suffered a tragic fate.
Michael Morpurgo’s captivating and imaginative telling of the story of Joan of Arc is accompanied by the stunning illustrations created by Michael Foreman. Together they succeed in presenting the story in a way that is both captivating to read and a delight to the eye.
Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the J M Barrie Award, the Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include Listen to the Moon, A Medal for Leroy and Shadow. His novel War Horse has been successfully adapted as a West End and Broadway theatre play and a major film by Steven Spielberg. A former Children’s Laureate, Michael is also the co-founder, with his wife Clare, of the charity Farms for City Children.
Michael Foreman’s numerous books for children have earned him widespread recognition as one of the world’s best-loved illustrators. He has worked on a vast range of children’s books, and has collaborated with many great authors including Michael Morpurgo and Terry Jones. He also writes and illustrates his own books, including War Boy and War Game – winners of the Kate Greenaway Award and Smarties Book Prize respectively – and After the War was Over.