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A Buss from Lafayette

Dorothea Jensen June 18, 2020

A Buss from Lafayette Dorothea Jensen Fourteen year old Clara Hargraves lives on a farm in Hopkinton, a small New Hampshire town, during the 19th century She has a couple of big problems First of all, she has a stepmother, Priscilla, who used to be her spinster schoolteacher aunt Clara, still grieving for her mother, resents that her late mother s older sister has not only married her father but is about toFourteen year old Clara Hargraves lives on a farm in Hopkinton, a small New Hampshire town, during the 19th century She has a couple of big problems First of all, she has a stepmother, Priscilla, who used to be her spinster schoolteacher aunt Clara, still grieving for her mother, resents that her late mother s older sister has not only married her father but is about to have a baby To make matters worse, Prissy Priscilla keeps trying to make the rambunctious, clever, and witty Clara act like a proper young lady Secondly, Clara has red hair, making her a target for teasing by a handsome older boy, Dickon Weeks, and by her pretty seventeen year old Dread Cousin Hetty Clara, however, has a secret plan she hopes will change this.During the last week of June, 1825, Clara s town is abuzz because the famous General Lafayette is about to visit their state during his farewell tour of America In those eventful seven days, Clara learns a lot about her family, Hetty, Dickon, and herself In addition, she hears many stories from her family, neighbors, veterans, and from Lafayette himself Through these tales, she comes to understand the huge and vital role the French aristocrat played in American s Revolutionary War She might also come to see that her own problems are not quite so terrible after all.

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