Lafayette!: A Revolutionary War Tale (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #8)

by Nathan Hale (Author)

Lafayette!: A Revolutionary War Tale (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #8)

Gilbert du Motier became the Marquis de Lafayette at a young age, but he was not satisfied with the comforts of French nobility--he wanted adventure!

A captain at eighteen and a major general by nineteen, he was eager to prove himself in battle. When he heard about the Revolution going on in America, he went overseas and fought alongside Alexander Hamilton and George Washington for America's independence.

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales are graphic novels that tell the thrilling, shocking, gruesome, and TRUE stories of American history. Read them all--if you dare!

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Kirkus Reviews

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.

School Library Journal

Gr 4-7--About-to-be-executed spy Nathan Hale entertains his captors and readers by telling stories about U.S. history in this popular graphic novel series. In this installment, Hale returns to the setting of the American Revolution to focus on the early life of French aristocrat and Revolutionary War hero Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. Young, passionate about the American cause, and endearing, Lafayette was accepted into the Continental Army when other French officers were rejected, because of his humility and willingness to learn (and because he was well connected and his wealth meant that he didn't require a salary). George Washington took him under his wing, and Lafayette's loyalty to the commander-in-chief saved Washington from a plot to remove him from command. The narrative pauses for an eight-page mini-comic about Benedict Arnold, the notorious traitor. Newcomers to the series are given enough context in the first few pages to figure out the dynamic among the Provost, Hangman, and Hale and will soon feel in on the jokes in the meta commentary. As has become customary in the "Hazardous Tales," accurate historical facts are made fun and palatable through the action-packed graphic format and a humorous lens. VERDICT A must-buy.-Kacy Helwick, New Orleans Public Library

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Nathan Hale
Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series. He also wrote and illustrated the graphic novels One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco. Hale lives in Utah, and you can find him online.
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Guided Reading Level
Harry N. Abrams
Publication date
October 16, 2018
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales
BISAC categories
JNF025190 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/Colonial & Revolutionary
JNF062010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Biography
JNF062020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | History
Library of Congress categories
United States
Revolution, 1775-1783
Cartoons and comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilber
Biographical comics

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