Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be shining the spotlight on the middle grade/young adult novel “A Buss From Lafayette” by Dorothea Jensen.
About the Book
Title: A Buss From Lafayette | Author: Dorothea Jensen | Publication Date: April 22, 2016 | Publisher: Boutique of Quality Books Publishing | Pages: 266 | Recommended Ages: 10-17
Book Description: In June, 1825, spunky Clara Hargraves (14) has a couple of big problems: her red hair makes her a target for teasing, and her stepmother (formerly her spinster aunt) keeps trying to make her act like a young lady. Clara’s small New Hampshire town is abuzz because Lafayette, world famous hero of the Revolutionary War, is about to visit on his “Farewell Tour” of America. In one eventful week, Clara learns a lot about her herself, her friends, her family, and about Lafayette and his vital role in America’s fight for independence.
The Buzz About the Book
- First Place, Historical Fiction, Purple Dragonfly Book Award
- Gold Medalist, Middle School/Historical Fiction, Literary Classics Book Awards
- Quarter-Finalist, Booklife Prize in Fiction, Middle Grade Category (placed among the top ten MG entries);
- Bronze Medalist, eLit Awards, Juvenile/Young Adult Category
“. . .a fun and fascinating read. Jensen weaves threads of historical fact within this coming-of-age story that will resonate with young audiences on many levels.” -Children’s Literary Classics
“. . .a book that most young teens, and not a few adults, will thoroughly enjoy. . .a full-scale history lesson disguised as a can’t put it down story.” – I Read What You Write Blog
” a lovely story about family, determination, and how perspective can change everything.” – The Children’s Book Review
“A winning historical tale that may appeal to young fans of the musical Hamilton.” -Kirkus Reviews
About the Author: Dorothea Jensen
Dorothea Jensen has written two award-winning MG historical novels, The Riddle of Penncroft Farm and A Buss from Lafayette. A former teacher, she has co-authored a teacher’s guide for Buss, coming out 4/1/18. Her other works include illustrated modern Christmas stories in verse about Santa’s high tech Izzy Elves, which have won various honors and awards. Dorothea majored in English (Carleton College), mastered in Education (UNM), mothered 3, and grandmothers 6. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband of fifty years.
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For more information about Dorothea and her books, please visit http://www.dorotheajensen.com/.