The Fighting Ground 25th Anniversary Edition

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HarperCollins, Dec 16, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
April 3, 1778

He may be just thirteen, but Jonathan knows he's ready to go to the war against the British. He can handle a gun. He yearns to battle for glory, just like his brother and cousin.

So when Jonathan hears the tavern bell toll, calling men to fight, he runs to join them. He doesn't realize that in just twenty-four hours, his life will be forever altered -- by the war, by his fellow soldiers, and by the terrible choices he must make.

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User Review  - kelseyjenkens - LibraryThing

I liked this book. One reason I liked this book was because of the plot. A young boy, Jonathan, decided to go against his fathers order and signed up to be in the Revolutionary War. He had always ... Read full review

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User Review  - ekbrumley - LibraryThing

Avi's books have such a starkness to the words, but not because they're boring. On the contrary, his stories fling themselves off the page and into the readers mind. His ability to craft sentences ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Avi is the author of more than sixty books, including Crispin: The Cross of Lead, a Newbery Medal winner, and Crispin: At the Edge of the World. His other acclaimed titles include The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and Nothing But the Truth, both Newbery Honor Books, and most recently The Seer of Shadows. He lives with his family in Colorado.

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