David Elliott

About the Author: 

Author David Elliott lives in Warner, NH. He’s very funny on the page and in real life! David is the author of Finn Throws a Fit and This Orq (He Cave Boy).  His newer titles for young adults -- Bull and Voices-- have won him new awards and acclaim.

From his website: "I have worked as a singer in Mexico, an English teacher in Libya, a cucumber-washer in Greece, and a popsicle-stick-maker in Israel. I wanted to be an opera singer, too - one of those huge ones who make the chandeliers shake and windows rattle - so I studied classical voice at a conservatory. There was only one teeny problem: I wasn't very good. Well, that's how it goes. The good news is that I now write for kids. I am very happily married and have one son who is now an adult and about whom I'm absolutely crazy. My wife -- I'm crazy about her, too -- and I live in New Hampshire in that old colonial house in the picture. It's not nearly as spooky as it looks."

Books by this Author: 
Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328987594
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

Bestselling author David Elliott explores how Joan of Arc changed the course of history and remains a figure of fascination centuries after her extraordinary life and death.


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Bull Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781328596338
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

David Elliott turns a classic on its head: this rough and rowdy retelling of the Minotaur myth in verse will have readers reevaluating one of mythology's most infamous monsters. 
THE MYTH OF THE MINOTAUR?


Finn Throws a Fit! Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763656041
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Published: Candlewick - September 13th, 2011

Who among us hasn’t encountered that force of nature called “a fit"? A best-selling author and illustrator depict a toddler’s tantrum in all its horror and hilarity.


This Orq. (He Cave Boy.) Cover Image
By David Elliott, Lori Nichols (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781620915219
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - September 1st, 2014

Orq the cave boy LOVES Woma the woolly mammoth. But Mom says Woma shed; Woma smell; Woma not house-trained. Is there any way Orq can convince his mother that Woma belongs with them? Orq has a plan. Well, kind of. Good thing Woma always nearby. An adorable friendship story at its core, This Orq. (He Cave Boy.) is filled with humor and heart.


In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More Than 500 Million Years Cover Image
By David Elliott, Matthew Trueman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763660734
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Published: Candlewick - March 20th, 2018

Return to the prehistoric era and discover a host of creatures both novel and familiar, from the mysterious trilobite to the famed T. rex.


Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328987594
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

Bestselling author David Elliott explores how Joan of Arc changed the course of history and remains a figure of fascination centuries after her extraordinary life and death.


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Bull Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781328596338
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

David Elliott turns a classic on its head: this rough and rowdy retelling of the Minotaur myth in verse will have readers reevaluating one of mythology's most infamous monsters. 
THE MYTH OF THE MINOTAUR?