Joan of Arc / Diane Stanley
Against the fascinating tapestry of Frances history during the Hundred Years' War, Diane Stanley unfolds the story of the simple thirteen-year-old village girl who in just a few years would lead France to independence from English rule, and thus become a symbol of France's national pride. It is a story of vision and bravery, fierce determination, and tragic martyrdom. Diane Stanley's extraordinary gift to present historical information in an accessible and child-friendly format has never been more impressive, nor her skillful, beautifully realized illustrations (here imitating medieval illuminated manuscripts) more exquisite.
IRA/CBC Teachers' Choice
Bulletin Blue Ribbon (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)
Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
ALA Booklist Editors' Choice
ALA Notable Children's Book
Publishers Weekly Best Book
Stanley, Diane. Joan of Arc. Harper Collins. 2002. Paperback. (ISBN 978-0-064-43748-6; 48 pages). $8.99.