Joan of Arc

Against the fascinating tapestry of France’s history during the Hundred Years’ War, Diane Stanley unfolds the story of the simple thirteen-year-old village girl who in Just a few years would lead France to independence from English rule, and thus become a symbol of France’s national pride. It is a story of vision and bravery, fierce determination, and tragic martyrdom.

Diane Stanley’s extraordinary gift to present historical information in an accessible format has never been more impressive, nor her skillful, beautifully realized illustrations (here imitating medieval illuminated manuscripts) more exquisite! This is a beautiful book with a compelling story to tell.