Young Joan

Version: Unabridged
Author: Barbara Dana
Narrator: Susan O'Malley
Genres: Juvenile & Children's
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: November 2001
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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"My Joan life came in two pieces of time. There was the time before I heard the voice, and then there was the time after."

Before becoming the legendary Joan of Arc, the child Joan lives a simple life as a farm girl in the village of Domr√©my. Joan sees the work of God all around her—in the tall gnarled grandfather tree, in the small gentle sheep on the family farm, in the faces of her dear friends and neighbors.

Then one day Joan has a dream. She dreams that three Saints come to her. The Saints give Joan a glorious yet terrible mission—to reunite her war-torn country and restore its rightful king to the throne. Dutifully, Joan takes up the seemingly impossible task. But how, she wonders, can a simple farm girl accomplish such deeds?

In this remarkable novel, we come to know a child called Joan before she becomes a legend.

Author Details

Author Details

Dana, Barbara

Author, playwright, and actor Barbara Dana spent over a decade researching Emily Dickinson for this book. Her award-winning books for children include "Zucchini" and "Young Joan", a novel based on the girlhood of Joan of Arc. She is also the coeditor of "Wider Than the Sky: Essays and Meditations on the Healing Power of Emily Dickinson" for adults. Ms. Dana has three grown sons. She lives in South Salem, New York, with her yellow lab, Riley.