Lorenzo’s Revolutionary Quest
by Lila Guzmán and Rick Guzmán
Publication Date: May 31, 2003
Ages: 11 and up
In his last adventure, Lorenzo Bannister swept across the southern colonies of England and Spain, from the teeming ports of New Orleans to the fertile plantations of Virginia, struggling to deliver crucial supplies to George Washington.
Now, in this sequel to Lorenzo’s Secret Mission, the intrepid young adventurer is back to fulfill his commitment to the American Revolution. When General George Washington names Lorenzo a captain in the Continental Army, he is sent on another challenging mission: to go to Texas in order to purchase 500 head of cattle from the Spanish. With Colonel De Gálvez’s aid, Lorenzo struggles to herd the cattle and his soldiers to the Mississippi River via the King’s Highway –a rustic dirt road through the province of Texas and Louisiana.
Once again, Lorenzo finds himself charged with a life-threatening quest, a quest that will bring him face to face with the notorious renegade rustlers of the southwest under the command of the menacing Chien d’Or. And just in the shadows, waits “Saber Scar”—the man that holds Lorenzo responsible for his capture and imprisonment—whose exit from prison is one short breath away.
“[An] exciting sequel to Lorenzo’s Secret Mission…Espionage, romance and mystery enhance the account of possible events in the Revolutionary War.”–School Library Journal
“Lorenzo’s Secret Mission is highly recommended for its sweeping narrative, its realistic and energetic style, and its unexpected and somewhat startling conclusion.”–Multicultural Review
“This is a story that delicately and intricately weaves fictional characters with legendary heroes, such as George Washington, to make history come alive.”–KLIATT
LILA GUZMÁN is the co-author of Lorenzo and the Turncoat (Piñata Books, 2006), Lorenzo’s Revolutionary Quest (Piñata Books, 2003) and Lorenzo’s Secret Mission (Piñata Books, 2001). She is also the author of Green Slime and Jam (Eakin Press, 2000), a middle-grade fantasy novel. She translated A Royalist Volunteer (Mellon University Press, 1993) and Campaign of the Maestrazgo (Longwood Academic Press, 1990). Guzmán is the recipient of several awards for her writing, including Honorable Mention in Fiction, Dorothy Daniels Honorary Writing Award from the National League of American Pen Women.
Learn more at lilaguzman.com.
RICK GUZMÁN is the co-author of Lorenzo and the Turncoat (Piñata Books, 2006), Lorenzo’s Revolutionary Quest (Piñata Books, 2003) and Lorenzo’s Secret Mission (Piñata Books, 2001). A former army officer, he graduated from Rice University and the University of Houston Law Center. He practices law in Austin and lives in the Hill Country area of Texas, outside Austin.