Synopses & Reviews
Nathan Hale brings readers back to the world of the American Revolution for the first time since One Dead Spy--but this time, he's following the Marquis de Lafayette into battle. An orphan who became a French nobleman, Lafayette was a major figure in the American Revolution who fought alongside iconic figures like George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. Fans of the musical Hamilton will instantly recognize Lafayette's name, but there's so much more to his story. With Nathan Hale's trademark graphic illustrations, Lafayette shares what happened before and during the war, including all the wild escapades the Frenchman embarked on across France and the colonies. Both gruesome and hilarious, Lafayette takes you on a roaring journey and will have even the most reluctant reader excited about the American history.
"Hale (the author) yet again weaves a delightful and engaging narrative sprinkled with silly and scatalogical humor...Fans of history, Hamilton, and/or Hale's previous entries will be clamoring for this latest volume." Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series, which includes One Dead Spy; Donner Dinner Party; Treaties, Trenches, Mud and Blood; Big Bad Ironclad!; Alamo All-Stars; and The Underground Abductor, one of which earned a place on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. He also illustrated the graphic novel Rapunzel's Revenge, which was a TODAY show "Al's Book Club for Kids" selection, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, as well as the recipient of three starred reviews. Nathan lives in Orem, Utah.