Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
In 15th century France, a peasant girl faces an overwhelming task: to save her home from tyrants and restore the rightful king to the throne. To free her country Joan must leave behind everyone she has ever loved, apart from her faithful sparrow, Belami. With huge bravery and fierce determination, she follows her calling and is granted permission to ride fearlessly into battle, leading the French army against the enemy. Many years later, a lonely girl called Eloise has a dream about her heroine, Joan of Arc. This true tale of a young girl whose courage and perseverance won her a place as the bravest woman in history combines contemporary relevance with dramatic excitement.