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      This book is the first English language book about the retrial of Joan of Arc: and clearly the best, based firmly on the testimonies given at the retrial. Written by renowned French historian, Regine Pernoud, it uses extensive excerpts from people who actually knew Joan, bringing to life this great woman and her powerful story.

      This elegant book recounts the classic tale of the Maid of Orleans who terrified the English, and was a talisman to the French, and remained an enigma to everyone after her death. Claiming to have heard voices, and commanding the French army, this biography traces the life of Joan of Arc from her birth to death and the trials that cleared her name after her death. 64 Colorful pages, softcover.

        Within 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 Orleans - nineteen-year-old Joan was imprisoned on charges of witchcraft and sorcery, tried with heresy, and burned at the stake. Polly Schoyer Brook's detailed account unveils the spirited woman behind the heroine who became a patron saint and continues to inspire courage and faith, even beyond her death.

            Of all his works, this was Twain's personal favorite. Drawing on years of research, one of America's greatest authors retells the moving story of the maid of Orleans, portraying Joan's mystical visions, military prowess, endurance of charges of witchcraft and heresy, and her martyrdom with authenticity, poignancy, and admiration. An often overlooked masterpiece! 455 pages, softcover from Ignatius.

              With beautiful illustrations that imitate medieval illuminated manuscripts, this is the story of Joan of Arc, the simple thirteen-year-old village girl who leads France to independence from English rule during the Hundred Years War. This tale of vision and bravery, fierce determination, and tragic martyrdom, presents historical information in an accessible and child-friendly format that is exquisitely and vibrantly illustrated.  48 pages, softcover. Ages 4 and up.