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Beyond the Myth: The Story of Joan of Arc

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Synopsis:

The king was going mad . . . So begins Polly Schoyer Brooks's account of one of history's most compelling stories and one of the world's most popular heroines-Joan of Arc. Brooks tells us of a fifteenth-century France ravaged by war, plague, and religious conflict; of a king who suffered fits of madness and his weak son who made a disappointing successor; and of a peasant girl from the countryside who accomplished what appeared to be miracles by rallying the dispirited French nation with her desire to see the rightful king rule. Little more than a year after her astounding triumphs-uniting the nation and securing the throne for Charles VII with her victory over the English at Orlean-nineteen-year-old Joan was imprisoned on charges of witchcraft and sorcery, tried for heresy, and burned at the stake. Polly Schoyer Brooks's detailed narrative unveils the spirited young woman who became a patron saint and continues to inspire courage and faith.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-167) and index.

About the Author

Polly Schoyer Brooks lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, where she enjoys her four children, ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395981382
Subtitle:
The Story of Joan of Arc
Author:
Brooks, Polly Schoyer
Author:
Brooks
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
France
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
Joan, of arc, saint, 1412-1431
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Religious
Subject:
Christian saints
Subject:
Saints
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
#11
Publication Date:
October 1999
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5 in 0.5 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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The king was going mad . . . So begins Polly Schoyer Brooks's account of one of history's most compelling stories and one of the world's most popular heroines-Joan of Arc. Brooks tells us of a fifteenth-century France ravaged by war, plague, and religious conflict; of a king who suffered fits of madness and his weak son who made a disappointing successor; and of a peasant girl from the countryside who accomplished what appeared to be miracles by rallying the dispirited French nation with her desire to see the rightful king rule. Little more than a year after her astounding triumphs-uniting the nation and securing the throne for Charles VII with her victory over the English at Orlean-nineteen-year-old Joan was imprisoned on charges of witchcraft and sorcery, tried for heresy, and burned at the stake. Polly Schoyer Brooks's detailed narrative unveils the spirited young woman who became a patron saint and continues to inspire courage and faith.
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