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Stanley, Diane.
New York : HarperCollins
IL 3-6, RL 6.1
ISBN 0064437485
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Imagine your country is at war.  The fighting is not at some faraway place but right where you live.  From time to time, soldiers march into your town, killing people and taking whatever they want.  They might burn your house or even the whole town.  There's not enough food to eat, because the enemy has taken or destroyed the crops.  But you're used to it, because you have never known what it is like to live in peace.  Neither have your parents or your grandparents. In fact, the war has been going on since your great-great-grandparents were children. Sometimes it doesn't seem to matter who wins.  Soon there will be nothing left to fight for.  That was what life was like in France during the Hundred Years War.  France does not sound like a fun place to live does it?  Good thing France had a savior named Joan of Arc.  If you want to find out why Joan of Arc is considered a hero in France you should read Joan of Arc by Diane Stanley. (Rob Culbertson,, college student)
SUBJECTS:     Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431.
                        France -- History -- Charles VII, 1422-1461.
                        Women -- Biography.

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