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Liberty-Loving Lafayette: How ‘America’s Favorite Fighting Frenchman’ Helped Win Our Independence

Liberty-Loving Lafayette: How ‘America’s Favorite Fighting Frenchman’ Helped Win Our Independence

Written by Dorothea Jensen

Narrated by Dorothea Jensen


Liberty-Loving Lafayette: How ‘America’s Favorite Fighting Frenchman’ Helped Win Our Independence

Written by Dorothea Jensen

Narrated by Dorothea Jensen

Length:
36 minutes
Released:
Jan 28, 2021
ISBN:
9781735376585
Format:
Audiobook

Description

FINALIST: 2020 Independent Author Network "Book of the Year," Award in both Young Adult Non-Fiction and History Non-Fiction  * * *

". . .a perfect example of how a writer can make history/learning history fun. . .the accompanying art is wonderful"--David Bruce Smith, author of Abigail and John, founder of the Grateful American Foundation, and co-founder of the Grateful American Book Prize

"An ode to the great Lafayette, beautifully told and richly illustrated..." --Alan R. Hoffman, Translator, Lafayette in America in 1824 and 1825: Journal of a Voyage to the United States, and President, The American Friends of Lafayette.

"A great addition to the [Lafayette] canon" --Diane Shaw, Director Emerita of Special Collections & College Archives, Lafayette College

Inspired by the Broadway hit, HAMILTON, and by Longfellow's "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere," author Dorothea Jensen wrote this short rhyming narrative about the Marquis de Lafayette and his crucial role in our Revolutionary War. This playful historical account is aimed at young and older adults. It would be entertaining and educational to perform in a classroom or other settings, such as events celebrating the upcoming bicentennial of Lafayette's 1824-5 Farewell Tour of America. 

A Few Things You Will Learn from this Book:

  • Who the unlikely person was who inspired Lafayette to help America
  • How Lafayette's powerful father-in-law tried to discourage his plan
  • Why such a high rank was given to an inexperienced 19-year-old
  • How Lafayette helped strengthen the crucial French Alliance
  • What Lafayette's key successes were as a military commander in America
Released:
Jan 28, 2021
ISBN:
9781735376585
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

DOROTHEA JENSEN is a former teacher of English. She wrote The Riddle of Penncroft Farm to make the American Revolution come alive for her own children. She lives in southern New Hampshire.


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