Joan of Arc
One summer dau, when Joan was alone in the garden, the air around her turned very clear and bright-much brighter than the sun could make it. While she was wondering what could be happening, she heard voices. Josephine Poole's storytelling powers are at their height as she brings to life this most enigmatic of heroines, capturing Joan's courage and humanity, and vividly evoking the drama, triumph and ultimate tragedy of her crusade. Accessible, meticously researched and above all, told in simple, evocative language this examplary text will enthral children everywhere. Angela Barrett's Joan is both powerful and feminine; fervent but human. From the poetry of a simple girl empowered by her beliefs to the drama of sweeping battle scenes and the majesty of the coronation, Angela Barrett has interpreted this text with extraordinary vision to create a truely inspirational work that is sure to become a classic.
- Hardback | 40 pages
- 247 x 270 x 9mm | 451g
- 03 Sep 1998
- Penguin Random House Children's UK
- United Kingdom
About Josephine Poole
Josephine Poole (Author) Josephine Poole is the renowned author of several books for children and young adults. Her first book was published in 1961, and she has also written extensively for television. She lives in Somerset.Angela Barrett (Illustrator) Angela Barrett is one of the most highly acclaimed illustrators in the country. She studied at the Royal College of Art and has illustrated a number of picture books, including a retelling of Anne Frank that has been translated into 12 different languages. Angela has won the Smarties Book Prize and the WHSmith Illustration Award. She lives in central London.