Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Saint Joan: the Girl Soldier

by Louis de Wohl is a GREAT book about the life of Stè Jeanne d'Arc (Saint Joan of Arc), the French peasant girl who saved France when it was being attacked by the English. She loved God enough to become a martyr, and a saint.

Captain Blood

by Rafael Sabatini. Yes, it doesn't sound like the nicest title but it fits all that Peter Blood was in the book: a soldier (mentioned at the beginning), a physician, and a pirate. I read this book for the Literary Club, and enjoyed it, for the most part. I would probably recommend it for ages 12 or 13 and up.

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

by Howard Pyle. This is an excellent book by an excellent author. As with Men of Iron, it's not very exciting in the first few chapters, but as you read further into it you'll hardly be able to put it down! Boys might like it more than girls, but anyone who likes to read adventure books will enjoy The Story of King Arthur and His Knights. By the way, it's long, but well worth the read.