The Fighting Ground

Avi (Author)
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Description

Jonathan, 13, knows he's ready to fight the British. He can handle a gun. And he yearns to don a uniform and battle for glory, just like his brother and cousin.

So on this day when the tavern bell tolls, calling men to arms, Jonathan doesn't ask his father's permission. He simply goes. And to his joy, he's accepted.

In the next twenty-four hours, Jonathan learns what it means to fight, and to be a soldier. He also learns what it's like to meet death face to face.

It's a lesson he will never forget...

Product Details

Price
$6.99  $6.43
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
January 27, 2009
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.45 X 7.58 inches | 0.24 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780064401852

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About the Author

Avi's many acclaimed books for young readers include the Newbery Medal-winning Crispin: The Cross of Lead and the Newbery Honor books Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle as well as The Secret School and The End of the Beginning. He lives in Colorado.

Reviews

"At thirteen, Jonathan dreams of fighting in the American Revolution. Almost by accident, he is recruited into a fighting unit and experiences the reality of war, including being taken prisoner and coming to grips with his feelings about shooting to kill." .-- "SLJ.""Convincingly portrays Jonathan's passage from naive boy to young man."-- "H."