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Revolutionary Friends: General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette

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Publisher Comments:

In this riveting story about an important friendship, Selene Castrovilla introduces young readers to the tender side of George Washington when he meets the youthful Marquis de Lafayette during the Revolutionary War. Lafayette has come to America to offer his services to the patriotic cause. Inexperienced but dedicated, he is a much-needed ally and not only earns a military position with the Continental Army but also Washingtons respect and admiration. This lively picture book presents the human side of history, revealing the bond between two famous Revolutionary figures. Both the author and illustrator worked with experts and primary sources to represent both patriots and the war accurately and fairly.

Review:

"The bond between two Revolutionary War heroes is the subject of this picture-book history from Castrovilla (By the Sword). The Marquis de Lafayette 'adored America. And because Washington represented America, Lafayette idolized him.' The cartoon-styled illustrations are notable for their animated facial expressions; Kozjan (Working Mummies) renders the 'scrawny and young — and inexperienced' Marquis as ever eager, eyes wide as he 'gawked in admiration' at Washington. The spreads also feature small scrolls with quotes from the French nobleman, while words and phrases in his native language punctuate the text ('Lafayette wanted a command. Burning to prove himself, he nagged Washington and Congress. S'il vous plaît!'). The narrative comes to an abrupt end when Lafayette is injured in battle, and Washington declares fatherly affection for his wounded friend; a text-heavy afterword continues the duo's tale up through Washington's death. Detailed timelines for both men's lives, a list of historical sites, an extensive bibliography, and a glossary of French phrases wrap up this look at an intense friendship that proved beneficial to both men and their countries' fledgling democracies. Ages 8 — up. Illustrator's agent: Pippin Properies. (Apr.)â–" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

The Marquis de Lafayette has just ventured to America from France to join the Patriotic Cause and meet General George Washington. Despite his resistance to this meeting, Washington is impressed with Lafayette. The young Frenchman is dedicated and determined to prove himself. This riveting picture book captures the powerful and tender bond between the two men and offers unique portraits of both, while highlighting aspects of the Revolutionary War. It also includes a history of their friendship, timeliness of both menand#39;s lives, and resources, including a bibliography, places to visit, and Lafayetteand#39;s legacy in America.

About the Author

Selene Castrovilla is a novelist and nonfiction author. She holds an MFA in creative writing from New School University and a BA in English from New York University. She lives on Long Island with her two sons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590788806
Author:
Castrovilla, Selene
Publisher:
Calkins Creek Books
Author:
Kozjan, Drazen
Subject:
United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
Historical / United States / Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11 x 8.75 in
Age Level:
from 8

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Product details 40 pages Calkins Creek Books - English 9781590788806 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The bond between two Revolutionary War heroes is the subject of this picture-book history from Castrovilla (By the Sword). The Marquis de Lafayette 'adored America. And because Washington represented America, Lafayette idolized him.' The cartoon-styled illustrations are notable for their animated facial expressions; Kozjan (Working Mummies) renders the 'scrawny and young — and inexperienced' Marquis as ever eager, eyes wide as he 'gawked in admiration' at Washington. The spreads also feature small scrolls with quotes from the French nobleman, while words and phrases in his native language punctuate the text ('Lafayette wanted a command. Burning to prove himself, he nagged Washington and Congress. S'il vous plaît!'). The narrative comes to an abrupt end when Lafayette is injured in battle, and Washington declares fatherly affection for his wounded friend; a text-heavy afterword continues the duo's tale up through Washington's death. Detailed timelines for both men's lives, a list of historical sites, an extensive bibliography, and a glossary of French phrases wrap up this look at an intense friendship that proved beneficial to both men and their countries' fledgling democracies. Ages 8 — up. Illustrator's agent: Pippin Properies. (Apr.)â–" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Marquis de Lafayette has just ventured to America from France to join the Patriotic Cause and meet General George Washington. Despite his resistance to this meeting, Washington is impressed with Lafayette. The young Frenchman is dedicated and determined to prove himself. This riveting picture book captures the powerful and tender bond between the two men and offers unique portraits of both, while highlighting aspects of the Revolutionary War. It also includes a history of their friendship, timeliness of both menand#39;s lives, and resources, including a bibliography, places to visit, and Lafayetteand#39;s legacy in America.
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