Joan of Arc
The Teenager Who Saved Her Nation
By Philip Wilkinson
(National Geographic Society, Paperback, 9781426304156, 64pp.)
Publication Date: February 24, 2009
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Around 1412, a baby girl was born in the village of Domrémy 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 Orléans. Captured in battle, and too poor to be ransomed, Joan was burned at the stake before her 20th birthday.
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