When Joan of Are was thirteen she began to hear heavenly voices saying that God had chosen her to deliver Orleans from the English. This is just the beginning of one of the most powerful stories of courage, triumph and tradgedy in the history of France. In this memorable retelling, Josephine Poole's evocative and meticulously researched text is complemented by Angela Barrett's breathtaking illustrations to create a work that is as inspirational as the story itself.
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Josephine Poole was born in London. Her first children's book, A Dream in the House was published by Hutchinson in 1961, after the birth of her second child, and she has continued to published highly acclaimed children's book ever since. She lives in Somerset with her husband. Angela Barrett studied illustration at the Royal College of Art and after graduatiMore about Josephine Poole
Clement C Moore was a professor of oriental and Greek literature as well as divinity and Biblical learning. He wrote A Visit from St Nicholas (now better known as The Night before Christmas ) for his children in 1822 and it is now a Christmas classic, known and loved around the world and at the centre of many of the stories relatingMore about Angela Barrett