The Fighting Ground (Paperback)

Author: Avi

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"At 13, 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."--"School Library Journal."

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Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780064401852
SKU 30006154
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0064401855
Release Date 5/1/1987
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.5H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Author Info
Avi Wortis is known to his readers simply as Avi. Raised in New York City, he was ironically assigned a tutor in high school to help him with his writing. His first novel, WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN, ANYWAY?, was published in 1992 while he was working as a librarian. Avi writes historical fiction, fantasies, thrillers, and comic novels. In 1991, THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE was named a Newbery Honor Book and winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction. In 2003, CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD received the much-coveted Newbery Medal.
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"A taut, fast-paced novel that builds to a shattering climax."
From the Publisher
First Line It was the morning when Jonathan first heard the bell. He was standing in the warm, open field feeling hot, dirty and bored. His father, not far off, limped as he worked along the newly turned rows of corn. As for Jonathan, he was daydreaming, daydreaming about being a soldier.
Annotation Thirteen-year-old Jonathan dreams of fighting in the Revolutionary War. Within 24 hours, his dream comes true--he is recruited and joins the battle, only to be captured by Hessian soldiers. He manages to escape and return home, but he has changed from a boy to a man, his dreams of glory shattered by the horrible reality of war.
Editors Note "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".--School Library Journal. 1984 ALA Notable Children's Book; NCSS/CBC Notable 1984 Children's Trade Book in Social Studies; 1984 ALA Best Books for Young Adults.
Editors Note 3 April 3, 1778. America is caught up in the Revolutionary War. On this warm spring morning, not far from Trenton, New Jersey, a 13-year-old boy and his father are quietly tilling the sod on their farm. But the boy can think of only one thing: He wants to fight. He knows how to use a gun-why won't his father let him go?Unexpectedly, the quiet is cut by the sound of a bell-an alarm ringing from the nearby tavern. Jonathan is sent to find out what the trouble is. What he finds in the next twenty-four hours, when he does fight and is taken prisoner by three Hessian soldiers, changes his understanding of war and life forever. The real war, he discovers, is being fought within himself.This swiftly paced adventure story of a battle-within-a-battle is told by Avi in stark detail, with vivid historical settings and breathtaking action. Notable Children's Books of 1984 (ALA)1984 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)Notable 1984 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)1984 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction for ChildrenChildren's Books of 1984 (Library of Congress)1985 Jefferson Cup Award (Virgina Library Association)
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 08
Number of Pages 0160
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