Dorothea Jensen

An Award-Winning Author of Books for Young Readers

Selected Works

Educational Material: Classroom Guide
A complete "lesson plan" for using A Buss from Lafayette in 6-9 grade classrooms!
Illustrated Christmas Stories in Verse
This Christmas tale in verse celebrates the power of children's imaginations and the magic of books.
What happens back at the North Pole when Blizzy discovers that Tizzy is missing on Christmas morning?
Dizzy the elf, Tizzy's best friend, finds all the adventure he wants (and more) when he hides in the back of Santa's sleigh!
Frizzy tries to cure her S.A.D. (Seasonal Affection Distress) by making something new (and "yuck") that she won't miss when Santa takes it away for delivery on Christmas Eve.
Historical Fiction for Young Readers

In 1825, Lafayette comes to New Hampshire as part of his "triumphal tour" and affects the life of a young girl in unforeseen ways.
"The American Revolution comes alive... A wonderful book that melds both past and present together... "
Regency Romantic Comedy
ôSplendid and sophisticated Regency romance...fun to read...fine characterization and period dialogue."

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A Buss from Lafayette Teacher's Guide

BQB Publishing will be releasing this new, improved guide

for using A Buss from Lafayette in the classroom this July!!



Written by Dorothea Jensen, M.A., and Sienna Larson, M.S., this guide will soon be re-issued as a paperback book and e-book by BQB Publishing. This guide includes: bulletin board ideas, vocabulary exercises, varied handouts, puzzles and games, reading comprehension quizzes, discussion questions, individual and class project suggestions, cross-curricular activities (language arts, reading, social studies, mathematics, health and safety, art, music, dance, drama, recipes, and suggestions for real and virtual "field trips.")

Topics covered include the American Revolution, Lafayette's role in our fight for independence, Lafayette's Farewell Tour in 1824-5, and everyday life and customs in rural America in the 1820s.

"There is no more crucial time than now to teach our children about the history of their country. The need for teachers to find ways to make history interesting is crucial. A Buss from Lafayette will provide not only historic background of the revolutionary time. . .but also a story that all children can identify with. . . The teachers' guide also gives many wonderful suggestions of how to integrate subjects with the historical content of this novel. , , [and] suggests questions that challenge higher level thinking. I highly recommend this for teachers in grades 5-8." - Susan Elliott, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Quinnipiac University; Literacy and Curriculum Development.


"This document is fantastic and any middle school teacher would love to use it while expanding on the many aspects of this fiction/​non-fiction youth book." - G. Glover, Middle School Teacher and Principal