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ISBN: 0395981387
Author: Polly Schoyer Brooks
Language: English
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; First Paperback Edition edition (October 25, 1999)
Pages: 192
Category: Catholicism
Subcategory: Bibles
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 180
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Beyond the Myth book.

Beyond the Myth book. The king was going mad.

The king was going mad. Polly Schoyer Brooks.

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The author, Polly Brooks does an excellent job setting the stage for Joan of Arc's remarkable life. 3 people found this helpful. The books opens up describing the King of France Charles VI descent into insanity. His Queen Isabella is unfaithful. She is sleeping with the King's younger brother Louis of Orleans.

Polly Schoyer Brooks.

Getting beyond the myths about Joan of Arc. By Thriftbooks. com User, February 4, 2004.

Little more than a year after her astounding triumphs-uniting the nation and securing the throne for Charles VII with her victory over the English at -old Joan was imprisoned on charges of witchcraft and sorcery, tried for heresy, and burned at the stake. Polly Schoyer Brooks's detailed narrative unveils the spirited young woman who became a patron saint and continues to inspire courage and faith.

She admires Joan as entirely human, practical . An excellent bibliography of other biographies and studies of Joan of Arc is appended.

She admires Joan as entirely human, practical, courageous-an occasionally headstrong gift whose faith comes naturally in a credulous age. An author's note points out that ""the only way a female with strong convictions on public events could be heard in that male-oriented society, was to claim some visionary experience. B&w photos and reproductions of artworks; index.

The king was going mad . . . So begins Polly Schoyer Brooks's account of one of history's most compelling stories and one of the world's most popular heroines-Joan of Arc. Brooks tells us of a fifteenth-century France ravaged by war, plague, and religious conflict; of a king who suffered fits of madness and his weak son who made a disappointing successor; and of a peasant girl from the countryside who accomplished what appeared to be miracles by rallying the dispirited French nation with her desire to see the rightful king rule. Little more than a year after her astounding triumphs-uniting the nation and securing the throne for Charles VII with her victory over the English at Orlean-nineteen-year-old Joan was imprisoned on charges of witchcraft and sorcery, tried for heresy, and burned at the stake. Polly Schoyer Brooks's detailed narrative unveils the spirited young woman who became a patron saint and continues to inspire courage and faith.

Comments:

Lucam
This was a read aloud book with my 8 and 10 year old children. I chose to read this book because we all loved Ms. Brooks's biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Before reading the book we thought of Joan as just a peasant girl that lead an army. After reading the book, we know Joan was so much more. She was intelligent, confident, valorous, and brave. Her life was difficult and filled with challenges that tested her beliefs and patriotism. We appreciate knowing the motivations behind her actions, and her single aim of restoring King Charles to the throne of France. We all would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about Joan and her life.
Jube
The author, Polly Brooks does an excellent job setting the stage for Joan of Arc's remarkable life. The books opens up describing the King of France Charles VI descent into insanity. His Queen Isabella is unfaithful. She is sleeping with the King's younger brother Louis of Orleans. Louis and King Charles are the cousin of John the fearless, the powerful Duke of Burgandy. John and Louis want to take advantage of the king's insanity to futher their ambitions. The rivalry between John and Louis becomes so intense that John has Louis assinated. Louis' friends have John killed. The English see an opportunity to secure the kingdom of France and choose to renew the Hundred Year War. The French suffer a catastrophic defeat at the Battle of Agincourt. Under the terms of the treaty, the heir to the French throne, the future king of France Charles VII is disinherited. The vitorious English King, Henry V is given the daughter of the French king in marriage. Burgandy allies itself with England and the combined forces are threatening to overrun the rest of France. The main obstacle to the complete conquest of France is the stategic City Orleans.

The common people of France look up to the King as their protector, even in areas that the English and their Burgandy allies control This is where an unlikely savior of France enters the scene, the Maid Joan of Arc. The author describes the ascendency of a peasant girl who becomes the savior of France. Mark Twain commented that Joan of Arc was the most remarkable person to ever live so this is where that I will stop my review.
Glei
This is a wonderful book and presented from well documented materials. It represents a truer story of her short and
compelling life. I'm very pleased to have read this book and hope others will too.
Delan
Enjoyed reading this book and learned a lot I didn't previously know about Joan of Arc as well as the historical period in which she lived (and died).
Sagda
My 11 year old granddaughter loves this book. I bought it for her.
Djang
This is pretty good though pretty basic. I know more now than before reading. The book moves along at a good pace and chapters are short so you could read on at bed time.
Samowar
Purchased by school district. Didn't hear any complaints from the teacher (and I would), so assume all's good.
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