The fighting ground

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Author:
Publisher:
Lippincott,
Pub. Date:
c1984.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 4.2 - AR Pts: 4
Lexile measure:
580L
Fountas & Pinnell:
V
Description

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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ISBN:
9780397320745
9780397320738
9780064401852
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.2, 4 Points
Lexile measure:
580L
Fountas & Pinnell:
V
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full_title fighting ground
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subject_facet Historical fiction, U. S. -- History -- 1775-1783 -- Revolution -- Stories, United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The fighting ground
title_full The fighting ground / by Avi
title_short The fighting ground
topic_facet 1775-1783, History, Revolution, Stories, U. S