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David Elliott (born 1947) is an American author of children's books in verse and prose. He taught creative writing, adolescent literature and playwriting at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire from 1998 to 2013. He also served as their director of International Student Services.=


David Elliott grew up in Ohio and wrote his first story when he was 16 and sent it to The New Yorker magazine. He recalls that it was returned to him torn in half.

Many of his children's books are humorous stories in verse and prose. On the Farm and its successors are sets of pithy poems about the natural world. Bull is a verse novel for young adults retelling the myth of the Minotaur. Voices is a novel in medieval verse looking at Joan of Arc's life from various points of view.

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