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Messenger: The Legend of Joan of Arc

By Tony Lee
Illustrated by Sam Hart

A gripping and powerful story of Joan of Arc's short but inspirational life fighting for freedom during the One Hundred Years War between France and England.

Shaping a story from the original transcripts of Joan of Arc's trial before her death at the stake, Tony Lee portrays the extraordinary life of a young farm girl who becomes the leader of an army of men. Her story tells of a young woman who has an unflinching faith in God and in herself. It is also a story of someone prepared to risk everything in the battle for freedom and independence.

  • This is a superb book for introducing readers to the iconic and historic figure Joan of Arc.
  • An accessible, entertaining and inspiring interpretation of Joan of Arc s story, which is sure to appeal to children learning about the Middle Ages.
  • Written by New York Times number one bestselling graphic novelist, Tony Lee and beautifully and dramatically brought to life in full colour by illustrator Sam Hart.

About the author

Tony Lee has written for many popular comic books including X-Men, Spider Man, Starship Troopers, Wallace & Gromit and Shrek. He is also the writer of the Doctor Who comics series. His adaptation of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: The Graphic Novel is a New York Times bestseller. Tony is the author of Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood and Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur both published by Walker as well as adapting Anthony Horowitz's bestselling series The Power of Five into graphic novels. Tony lives in London.

About the illustrator

Sam Hart is a comic book artist and magazine illustrator, having worked on Starship Troopers and Judge Dredd and for publishers Markosia and DC Comics, amongst others. He is the illustrator of Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood and Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur which are published by Walker Books. Born in England, Sam now lives and teaches comic art in Brazil.

ISBN: 9781406336153
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2014
Dimensions: 171 x 247mm, 112pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $22.99
New Zealand RRP: $24.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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