Castrovilla, Selene. Revolutionary Friends. Boyd's Mills/Calkins Creek 2013 unp $16.95 ISBN 978-1-59078-880-6 elem/ms History VG-BN
Revolutionary Friends is the story of how the Marquis de Lafayette came to America during the American Revolution and impressed George Washington with his youth and determination to win Washington’s trust and affection. Readers learn that alliances between important people from different countries can benefit everyone. Lafayette convinced the King of France to supply troops to Washington, and this helped America win the war.
This is a well-written book accompanied by beautiful, realistic illustrations that enhance the story line. Illustrations range from full two-page spreads to small insets, and provide further details and insights into the facts for the readers. Also included are small scrolls that with further details from primary sources.
Also included are timelines of Lafayette and Washington, a bibliography, a list of French phrases, and a list of places to visit.
Summary: Revolutionary Friends is the story of how the Marquis de Lafayette came to America during the American Revolution and helped George Washington in his campaigns.
Biography --Linda McNeil