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  • Published: New York : Lippincott, c1984.
  • Year Published: 1984
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 157 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 580

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0064401855 (pbk.)
  • 0397320744 (lib. bdg.) :
  • 0397320736 :


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The fighting ground

by Avi, 1937- .

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Call number: J Fiction / Avi

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Traverwood Youth

Additional Details

Thirteen-year-old Jonathan goes off to fight in the Revolutionary War and discovers the real war is being fought within himself.

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a historical fiction book set at the time of the revolutionary war. a bot wants to fight, he runs away and joins the army. he learns the horrors of war

A Good Historical Fiction Book

The Fighting Grounds is a book about a boy who wants badly to fight in the Revolutionary War. It takes place in 24 hours. When 13 year-old Jonathan hears the bells ringing calling for soldiers, he rushes eagerly to join them. But just a few hours later, his views have changed dramatically.
This is a well written book about the horrors of war. It shows how many events can radically change a boy's entire mondset, while at the same time providing an interesting and exciting story.

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