A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of martyr and Roman Catholic saint, Joan of Arc. Joan of Arc was a teenager known for her instrumental role in the Hundred Years’ War between the rulers of France and England. Guided by religious visions, she fearlessly helped King Charles VII win back the French throne from the British. After being captured and burned at the stake, she was declared a martyr and canonized as a saint in the Roman Catholic church. Joan of Arc is a national heroine and patron saint, as her legend remains popular and fascinating to this day. About the series:Pocket Bios are full of personality, introducing readers to fascinating figures with simple storytelling and cheerful illustrations. Titles include men and women from history, exploration, the sciences, the arts, and the ancient world. Biographies about religious and spiritual leaders include Gandhi and the Buddha.