The story of the great heroine of France, Joan of Arc, also known as “The Maid of Orléans”. Born a peasant girl in Domrémy, France in 1412, during the Hundred Years’ War, Joan began to hear celestial voices as a teenager. It was these voices which she claimed guided her in battle against the English, until her capture and fateful trial for heresy.
Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes theme discussions and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom and at home to further engage the reader in the story.
The Classics Illustrated comic book series began in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre Dumas’s "The Three Musketeers", and has since included over 200 classic tales released around the world. This new CCS Books edition is specifically tailored to engage and educate young readers with some of the greatest works ever written, while still thrilling older readers who have loving memories of this series of old.
About the Author
Henry Carl Keifer was a prolific illustrator whose earliest published work appears to have been an adaptation of Thomas Bailey Aldrich’s Story of a Bad Boy in 1928 and he illustrated more than sixty different comic series between 1935 and 1955. He was best known for Wambi the Jungle Boy by Fiction House - 1940-1948. He became involved with Classics Illustrated in the early 1940s and his work is both distinctive and stimulating. There are many examples of his work throughout the CI series.
Sam Willinsky is a published author of children's books. He has adapted several classic stories for issues of Classics Illustrated.