Product Details
List Price:
8 to 12
3 to 7
Trim Size:
8.75" x 11"
Calkins Creek
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-880-6
Full-color illustrations
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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 men's lives, and resources, including a bibliography, places to visit, and Lafayette's legacy in America.


". . . This oversize, handsome package will introduce a little-known aspect of the Revolutionary War history through pithy words and often dramatic pictures. It respects its audience as well as the historically significant friendship it portrays."--Booklist, starred review

Meet the Author

Selene Castrovilla

Selene Castrovilla is an award-winning YA novelist and nonfiction author. Revolutionary Friends, her third book with Calkins Creek, was a Booklist Top Ten Biography for Youth (+starred review), a Society of School Librarians International Book Award Honor Book, a California Reading Association Eureka! Honor Book, and a Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year 2014. It was also an ILA recommended history book. She holds an MFA in creative writing from New School University and a BA in English from New York University. Selene lives on Long Island with her two sons, where she writes year-round. Visit

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