Today’s post is about a book I hope to read soon. Joan of Arc has always fascinated me, and Over the years, I’ve read several novels, non-fiction books, and student research papers on her life, her “calling,” her mental state and political ambitions. This Scholastic publication, Dove and Sword: A Novel of Joan of Arc by Nancy Garden, Publisher’s Weekly says the book “achieves the highest goal of historical fiction.” What this book offers, based on a reading of front and back covers and the “Afterwards” is a well-researched recounting of Joan of Arc’s life and her influence on both politics and religion by a female follower near Joan’s own age.
The cover by Brian Leister, is what first attracted me. It reflects the innocence and purity of the young woman clothed in the armor of the fourteen hundreds.
Oh! I will be so thrilled to accomplish one goal I have set for myself by the end of the summer—learning to show a book’s cover on my blogs. HAPPY READING, EVERYONE!