Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

The Lily Maid

Book - 1999
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A biography of the fifteenth-century peasant girl who led a French army to victory against the English, witnessed the crowning of King Charles VII, and was later burned at the stake for witchcraft.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, 1999.
ISBN: 9780823414246
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rayevsky, Robert


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Mar 14, 2017

Seldom does a child's book make a political struggle or controversy simple enough for a child to understand; in this instance, that there were forces beyond the average peasant's control to keep safe their heroine; their would be deliverer. By simply including the names of the countries and political figures, and the length by number of years, of the conflict, the book elicited sympathy for a tired Monarchial government. And sympathy for both the people's and their government's need to accept no defeat. Its one of few true stories I myself know of that can mend bridges and motivate children to move for peace, brotherhood of man and individuality of nations.


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