The Fighting Ground Avi

The Fighting Ground

Author: Avi
$13.99 $17.91 1399
4 items In Stock
  • Successful pre-order.Thanks for contacting us!
  • Order within
Book Title
The Fighting Ground
Author
Avi
ISBN
9780064401852
Scott O'Dell Award for Best Historical Fiction * ALA Notable Book * ALA Best Books for YANewbery Medal-winning author Avi tells the "compelling story of a young boy's first encounter with war and how it changes him."--Publishers WeeklyJonathan 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. Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: AviPublisher: HarperCollinsPublished: 01/27/2009ISBN: 9780064401852Pages: 160Weight: 0.24lbsSize: 7.58h x 5.30w x 0.45dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 05/29/1987Publishers Weekly 05/01/1995Publishers Weekly 05/29/1995Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 566 / Fighting GroundReading Level: 4.2 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 4

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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Avi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 01/27/2009
ISBN: 9780064401852
Pages: 160
Weight: 0.24lbs
Size: 7.58h x 5.30w x 0.45d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 05/29/1987
Publishers Weekly 05/01/1995
Publishers Weekly 05/29/1995

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 566 / Fighting Ground
Reading Level: 4.2 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 4

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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Avi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 01/27/2009
ISBN: 9780064401852
Pages: 160
Weight: 0.24lbs
Size: 7.58h x 5.30w x 0.45d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 05/29/1987
Publishers Weekly 05/01/1995
Publishers Weekly 05/29/1995

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 566 / Fighting Ground
Reading Level: 4.2 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 4