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Liberty-Loving Lafayette is #1 in New Releases in the Teen US History Colonial and Revolution Periods Category on Amazon! (July 15, 2020)

“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







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 A unique way to meet and celebrate an important figure in American history.

So, listen up, my children, and I’ll do my best to tell
How a teenaged French aristocrat served all of us so well.

So begins this short rhyming narrative describing the huge role the young Marquis de Lafayette played in our fight for independence.

Inspired by Longfellow’s “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, not to mention the smash hit Broadway show Hamilton, Liberty-Loving Lafayette is told in rhyming couplets.

Liberty-Loving Lafayette is available now for pre-order on Amazon and other websites, and will be released July 14 in both print and e-book editions. An audiobook is in the works as well!


Early Praise for this Work

“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
“Dorothea Jensen brings Lafayette to life for all ages”—Chuck Schwam, American Friends of Lafayette Publisher

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

About the Author

A former teacher, Dorothea Jensen has been studying the American Revolution since the early 1980’s, and Lafayette in particular since the late 1990s. She has written two award-winning historical novels for young readers about the Revolution: A Buss from Lafayette, and The Riddle of Penncroft Farm. Her passion for history and her delight in versifying led her to create this unique rhyming history for readers of all ages.