World History Biographies
Joan of Arc: The Teenager Who Saved her Nation
By Philip Wilkinson
(National Geographic Children's Books, Library Binding, 9781426301179, 64pp.)
Publication Date: September 11, 2007
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Around 1412, a baby girl was born in the village of Domremy who would change France forever. A farmer's daughter, she seemed destined for an unremarkable life. But as the dramatic narrative of this World History Biography reveals, Joan’s life was anything but ordinary. By the age of 13, she knew her destiny—to drive the English invaders from France. By 17, she had led an army to victory at Orleans. Captured in battle, and too poor to be ransomed, Joan was burned at the stake before her 20th birthday.
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