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Joan of Arc by [Demi]

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Ages 8-12 Author-illustrator Demi (Rumi: Whirling Dervish) does her usual visually stunning work in this illustrated biography of the storied Joan of Arc, a patron saint of France. The outlines of Joan s life are known well enough: pious and unsophisticated young Joan hears voices from God that send her to the 15th-century court of the Dauphin, Charles of France. Her victories in battle assure the ascension of the opportunistic Charles to the French throne. But when Joan, heeding secular rather than divine guidance, begins to fail, Charles abandons her, leading to her capture by the English and martyrdom. Demi goes into detail in glorious color, from deep regal blue to medieval gold, bordering her illustrations with small symbols that introduce young readers eyes to the glories of illuminated manuscripts and Book of Hours visual richness. The message of female empowerment is a bonus. Recommended for libraries and especially for Catholic educators, who can put to good use fresh renderings of the lives of familiar saints. --Publisher s Weekly, August 15th Issue

Ages 8-11 Demi s biography of Joan of Arc contains bright illustrations evocative of the text and in the spirit of 15th century medieval art. In a note, Demi lists the books she has studied and the artwork that was inspiring to her. Sections of the text will be hard for some children to understand because of the names and some higher-level vocabulary. The book will be useful to students who need to know about Joan for reports, or for browsing the artwork. The story, however, will not be as useful or enjoyable. It gives the facts of her life and tells of her hearing the voice of God. Definitely purchase this book for the stunning artwork. Ellen Spring, Librarian, Rockland District Middle School, St. George School, Thomaston Grammar School, Maine. Recommended. --Library Media Connection, January/February Advanced Reviews
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Demi lives in Yarrow Point, Washington State. Some of her other picture-book biographies are Alexander the Great, Tutankhamun, Rumi: Whirling Dervish, and Marco Polo. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0074V39ME
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Two Lions (February 6, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 6, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 14935 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 56 pages
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Demi was born in Cambridge, Mass. She studied at the Instituto Allende in Guanajuato, Mexico, at Immaculate Heart College with Sisters Magdalen Mary and Sister Corita in Hollywood, California. She also studied at the M.S. University in Baroda, India, while on a Fulbright Scholarship, as well as the China Institute For Arts in New York City.

Her husband Tze-si Huang introduced her to the religion, folklore, ancient culture, and history of China.

Demi has illustrated and authored more than 300 children's books including biographies of Jesus, Buddha, and the Dalai Lama, as well as folktales such as The Empty Pot and Liang and the Magic Paintbrush. Her work has received many awards and accolades, among them the Christopher Award, which recognizes individuals whose work makes a positive difference in the world, and the Middle

East Book Award. Her titles have been designated American Library Association Notable Children's Books, New York Times Best Illustrated Books, Notable Books for a Global Society, and American Bookseller Pick of the List Books.

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