No one ever took Joan seriously...
Joan of Arc was gifted with visions instructing her to liberate France from the armies of the English. As a young woman she defied friends, family, and even members of the government in her attempts to free the French.
By the strength of her personality and her ability to foretell the future, Joan convinced the King of France to grant her an armed force. In return, she led her small band of followers to take on and defeat the might of the English. Her conviction ensured her a place at the forefront of France's military history.
During her adventures, Joan of Arc inspired unlikely allies to join her, faced danger unflinchingly, planned battle-winning strategies and had the insight to motivate a nation. All that stood between Joan and her visions becoming reality were the treacherous actions of bureaucrats, and a King unable to think for himself.
From Mark Twain, the writer of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (also published by Campfire), comes an engaging tale of friendship, courage, conviction and treachery. Since 1896, the original novel of Joan of Arc has been reprinted again and again, proving that its themes of determination, friendship and sacrifice are still relevant in today's modern world.
About the Author
Mark Twain's real name was Sam Clemens, and he was born in 1835 in a small town on the Mississippi, one of seven children. He smoked cigars at the age of eight, and aged nine he stowed away on a steamboat. He left school at 11 and worked at a grocery store, a bookstore, a blacksmith's and a newspaper, where he was allowed to write his own stories (not all of them true). He then worked on a steamboat, where he got the name 'Mark Twain' (from the call given by the boat's pilot when their boat is in safe waters). Eventually he turned to journalism again, travelled round the world, and began writing books which became very popular. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are his most famous novels. He poured the money he earned from writing into new business ventures and crazy inventions, such as a clamp to stop babies throwing off their bed covers, a new boardgame, and a hand grenade full of extinguishing liquid to throw on a fire. With his shock of white hair and trademark white suit Mark Twain became the most famous American writer in the world. He died in 1910.
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc in the Campfire edition is a good way to introduce younger readers to one of the lesser works of one of the great American writers, a work they are not likely to seek out on their own. . . . Also useful for the younger reader is the short biographical note on Mark Twain and a two-page appendix with information on other famous female warriors.
"I highly recommend Campfire's comics. They do what they are intended to do and do it in a way that excites kids about classic literature."
-- Chris Wilson, The Graphic Classroom (a resource for teachers and librarians)
Series: Campfire Classics Graphic Novels
For Ages: 10 - 17 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 72
Published: 18th January 2011
Country of Publication: IN
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 16.7
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Number: 1