The Fighting Ground

by Avi

On Sale: 01/27/2009

The Fighting Ground

by Avi

On Sale: 01/27/2009

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Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

Library of Congress Children’s Books

ALA Notable Children’s Book

ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults

About the Book

Scott O’Dell Award for Best Historical Fiction * ALA Notable Book * ALA Best Books for YA

Newbery Medal-winning author Avi tells the “compelling story of a young boy’s first encounter with war and how it changes him.”—Publishers Weekly

Jonathan may be only thirteen years old, but with the Revolutionary War unfolding around him, he’s more certain than ever that he wants to be a part of it—to fight for independence alongside his brother and cousin to defeat the British. But Jonathan’s father, himself wounded from battle, refuses to let his son join the front lines.

When Jonathan hears the tavern bell toll, calling all soldiers to arms, he rushes to enlist without telling his dad. Gun in hand, Jonathan falls in with a militia and marches onward to the fighting ground. It feels like he’s been waiting his whole life for this moment.

But no amount of daydreaming could prepare Jonathan for what he encounters. In just twenty-four hours, his life will be forever changed—by his fellow soldiers, unsuspecting enemies, and the frightening and complicated realities of war. 

More than thirty years after its publication, award-winner The Fighting Ground continues to be an important work of historical fiction for young readers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780064401852
  • ISBN 10: 0064401855
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 01/27/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • List Price:8.50 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Military & Wars
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

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