|Rating||:||4.62 (617 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||524 Pages|
‘A beautifully crafted fictional portrait of Joan of Arc, from her first visions until she leaves on her historic mission. Told in her voice, it is a remarkable story of acceptance and spiritual courage. ‘Barbara Dana’s recreation of Joan of Arc’s early life, before she commanded an army, is entirely involving and convincing. A convincing, unforgettable—and non-doctrinaire re-creation.’ —The Kirkus Reviews. ‘Wise and profoundly moving captivating and timeless.’—The Los Angeles Times Book Review. In thisnovel we meet the young farm girl Joan before she becomes Joan of Arc, and witness her struggles to understand the extraordinary task she has been given by her saints. This edition, abridged by the author, marks its first appearance in paperback. Making no concessions to the twentieth century, Dana portrays a Joan true to her time.’—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books.
A Customer said One of the Most Inspiring Books I've Read. As a then nearly 50-year old (and non-Christian) male, I would not have normally found or picked up a "young adult" book about a young Joan of Arc, but the book was given to me and as a courtesy, and I had read my daughter's copy of another Barbara Dana book, "Crazy Eights," so knew of her writing skills. Thus, I started turning the pages. I'm glad I did, and spiritually richer for it. I consider it a universal book for all ages, female. I Loved this Book I read this book a couple months ago but, here's what i remember. Even though this book is about Joan of Arc, it's a great book for anyone. My friend told me to read this book a while ago because she loved it so much, and she's jewish, and right now, not that much into religion. So truly this book is for anyone who wishes to read something out of the ordinary. Not just a plain fictional book, but one that allows you to think and experie. A Customer said the legendary joan of arc. First of all, i'm not religious but i still read this book expecting a decent adventure, drama, religion etc. novel and what did i get: an EXTREMELY slow-paced about some farm girl who talks to God.My biggest complaint of the story is, as stated, extremely slow-paced. Every chapter seemed so irrelevant that it was painful to read. Throughout the story, there were some foreshadowing e.g. the girl who'll save France. In my opinion, the st
As she grows, her faith and knowledge of God's ways increase, until one day she receives a wondrous visit: Saint Michael makes himself known to her and gives her a glorious yet terrible mission. She must crown the French Dauphin and mobilize her country to drive out the English--even though, as Saint Margaret and St. Catherine later tell her, "You will be captured." Dana's fictional treatment of the life of Joan before she became legendary gently balances the girl's exceptional devoutness with her human, childlike qualities. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. This peaceful and comforting telling of an extraordinary story succeeds in giving clear, knowing insight into