In the 15th century a baby girl who would change France forever was born. By the time she was 13, Joan of Arc knew her destinyto drive the British invaders from France. At 17, she led the French army to victory at Orleans.
Captured in battle, and too poor to be ransomed, Joan was burned at the stake before her 20th birthday.
The "World History Guides" series give young readers a close-up look at some of the most influential people of all time. Emphasizing the childhoods of these famous subjects, the books in this series blend personal diaries, school reports, family photographs, and primary quotes to create a scrapbook-style layout that draws kids in..
"Striking jackets and an ample assortment of archival images .concise spirited narratives will pull readers into the story." Booklist
"These handsomely designed books present the lives and accomplishments of powerful leaders Volumes are illustrated with maps and many colorful photographs of the art and sculpture that give substance to years long past."School Library Journal