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The language of fire: Joan of Arc reimagined

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Publisher:
Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,
Pub. Date:
[2019]
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
Description

The Language of Fire is a lyrical, dark, and moving look at the life of Joan of Arc, who as a teen girl in the fifteenth century commanded an army and helped crown a king of France.

This extraordinary verse novel from award-winning author Stephanie Hemphill dares to imagine how an ordinary girl became a great leader, and ultimately saved a nation.

Jehanne was an illiterate peasant, never quite at home among her siblings and peers. Until one day, she hears a voice call to her, telling her she is destined for important things. She begins to understand that she has been called by God, chosen for a higher purpose--to save France.

Through sheer determination and incredible courage, Jehanne becomes the unlikeliest of heroes. She runs away from home, dresses in men's clothes, and convinces an army that she will lead France to victory.

As a girl in a man's world, at a time when women truly had no power, Jehanne faced constant threats and violence from the men around her. Despite the impossible odds, Jehanne became a fearless warrior who has inspired generations.

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9780062490117
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subject_facetChristian women saints -- France -- Fiction
France -- History -- Charles VII, 1422-1461 -- Fiction
France -- History -- Charles VII, 1422-1461 -- Juvenile fiction
Hundred Years' War, 1339-1453 -- Fiction
Joan, -- of Arc, Saint, -- 1412-1431 -- Fiction
Joan, -- of Arc, Saint, -- 1412-1431 -- Juvenile fiction
Novels in verse
Saints -- France -- Fiction
Sex role -- Fiction
Soldiers -- France -- Fiction
Women soldiers -- France -- Fiction
title_displayThe language of fire : Joan of Arc reimagined
title_fullThe language of fire : Joan of Arc reimagined / Stephanie Hemphill
title_shortThe language of fire
title_subJoan of Arc reimagined
topic_facetChristian women saints
History
Hundred Years' War, 1339-1453
Joan
Novels in verse
Saints
Sex role
Soldiers
Women soldiers