Author: Nancy Wilson Ross
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Paperback
Period: 15th century France; Non-fiction
A Landmark Book
In the early 15th century, France was in turmoil. The country had been at war for years, and it had no king. Out of the chaos came Joan of Arc. No one knows how Joan, a poor farm girl, was able to command armies and win battles, but she did all that and more. Some called Joan a heroine. Others called her a witch. But with her determination and unwavering faith, she would go down in history as Saint Joan of Arc.
Other Landmark Books:
Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House, American Revolution, As Far As the Eye Can Reach: Lewis & Clark's Westward Quest, Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia, California Gold Rush, Genghis Khan and the Mongul Hordes, Gettysburg, Landing of the Pilgrims, Leonardo da Vinci, The Magna Charta (used with the Beautiful Feet curriculum), The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, The Pioneers Go West, The Story of Thomas A. Edison, The Vikings, The Witchcraft of Salem Village, and The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of American Aviation.