Ezra and the Mouse: The Search for Lafayette (October 2021) by Victoria J. Coe. 205 pages; paperback. Published by the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society, 2021.
Set in Duxbury in 1822, Ezra and the Mouse: The Search for Lafayette is a fast-paced historical adventure that will have readers rooting for two unlikely heroes – Ezra Weston IV, the 12 year old grandson of shipping magnate King Caesar, and a mouse named Bertie that he and his cousin Elizabeth Bradford rescue (or “capture” as the mice believe) at the shipyard. Told in dual points of view, inspired by actual events, and written by Duxbury native and popular children’s author Victoria J. Coe, readers of all ages will delight in seeing Duxbury’s shipbuilding past come to life while discovering a surprising, yet little known episode about the Marquis de Lafayette.
About the Author:
Victoria J. Coe is the author of Fenway and Hattie: the Global Read Aloud for Early Readers, Amazon Teacher’s Pick, and a “One School, One Book” favorite. She is also the author of three Fenway and Hattie sequels, as well as a forthcoming chapter book series from Penguin Young Readers. Victoria grew up in Duxbury, graduated from Duxbury High School, and now lives in both Boston and Duxbury with her family. Visit her online at victoriajcoe.com.