Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Petit Jean

Slated for release in September by Plum Street Publishers. A young reader's adventure set in France, the Caribbean, and the French Colonial Arkansas frontier.
 Petit Jean Mountain, a dramatic promontory in the Arkansas River Valley, owes its name to a legend that has endured for centuries. Marguerite, a young Parisian lady disguised as a cabin boy, accompanies her fiancĂ© on a voyage to the New World to redeem the land grant he has earned in service to the king. Hiding in plain sight as Petit Jean ( Little John ), she proves herself more than capable of the demands of the journey. Drawing on variants of the legend, William B. Jones sets his fictional narrative in the French Colonial era during the reign of Louis XV. Taking his reader on a journey across the Atlantic, through Louisiana Territory, to a beloved natural landmark, Jones spins a tale of mistaken identity, love, and adventure. Kindle edition

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1 comment:

  1. Beautifully illustrated, with close attention to 1730s Compagnies franches de la marine uniforms and Quapaw attire, by noted historical artist Gary Zaboly.