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The Fighting Ground by AviApril 3, 1778He may be just thirteen, but Jonathan knows hes 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 doesnt 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.
The Fighting Ground
Jonathan's older brother is away fighting with General Washington in Pennsylvania. But at 13, Jonathan is too young to fight. Still too young. Then one morning, April 3, , the tavern bell sounds, calling men to arms. Eager to prove his mettle, with blood pounding in his ears, Jonathan joins the gathering men at the tavern to hear the news. With a 12 pound, six-foot-long flintlock musket loaned to him by the tavern keeper, Jonathan finds a place in with the other men, marching to battle.
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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. It was in the morning when Jonathan first heard the bell.
The tavern keeper gives Jonathan a flintlock musket—older than his father's and six-feet long. Jonathan has to handle the weapon with two hands. As the butt rests on the floor, the gun is much taller than he is and weighs about 12 pounds.
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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. 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. I liked this book.
The story takes place in New Jersey on April 3 and 4 in The Revolutionary War has begun, and the American colonists are fighting for their independence from Britain. In addition to the British forces, the Americans fight the Hessians, German soldiers hired by Britain. Small towns prepare their own brigades to join the fighting whenever necessary. News travels by word of mouth, and the ringing of church bells signals any urgent matters, calling the townspeople to the village squares.
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