"I'm not joking," seventeen-year-old Joan told her amazed cousin. "I'm going to the aid of the Dauphin and see that he is crowned as our King. I'm going to fight for France."
No one, young or old, can fail to be thrilled by the story of how the simple, young peasant girl, through faith and courage alone, actually did reach the Dauphin and did lead the French troops to victory over the invading English.
Joan was very young and human, with no special training. Yet her simple, complete faith swept all obstacles from her path. Her troops were ready to die for her and did. She lived to see her mission accomplished—Charles VII was crowned King of France in Reims Cathedral. Then the tide of fortune changed for Joan of Arc, and not many months later her faith was called to meet the greatest test of all.
Jeanette Nolan has surpassed herself in the telling of this sympathetic, thrilling story of the girl who lived five centuries ago but who has remained an inspiration to millions of people everywhere.
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