Sparrow : the story of Joan of Arc / Michael Morpurgo.Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2012, c1998Description: 253 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780007465958 (pbk); 0007465955 (pbk).Subject(s): Joan of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431 -- Children's fiction | France -- History -- Charles VII, 1422-1461 -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.DDC classification: 823.914 Summary: While sitting on the riverbank in the ancient French city of Orléans, seventeen-year-old Eloise hears a voice which relates the adventures and struggles of the medieval heroine, Joan of Arc, as she fights to free France by driving out the English.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Eloise has always loved Joan of Arc. Noble, honest and brave, she was everything Eloise wishes to be. And on a bright sunny day in Orleans, Eloise has a very special daydream... A superb re-imagining of Joan of Arc by master storyteller and author of War Horse. "There was only one creature on this earth who really knew Joan. He was a sparrow, just an ordinary sparrow...He was her best friend on this earth, maybe her only friend, too." A young girl faces an impossible task - to save her beloved France from tyrants. To free her country, Joan will lose everyone she has ever loved. But she listens to her heart and believes in her calling. Through patience, perseverance and unbreakable spirit, Joan of Arc leads armies to victory and finds the strength to face the cruellest of destinies.
"First published as Joan of Arc in Great Britain in paperback by Pavilion Books...in 1998"--T.p. verso.
While sitting on the riverbank in the ancient French city of Orléans, seventeen-year-old Eloise hears a voice which relates the adventures and struggles of the medieval heroine, Joan of Arc, as she fights to free France by driving out the English.