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The Fighting Ground

The Fighting Ground

Écrit par Avi

Raconté par George Guidall


The Fighting Ground

Écrit par Avi

Raconté par George Guidall

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3.5/5 (2 évaluations)
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3 heures
Sortie:
Jan 1, 1994
ISBN:
9781470354039
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Description

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, 1778, 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. Then the moment arrives—the distant sound of drums and the terrible whine of the fife. As the troops march into view, Jonathan sees 30 soldiers—all moving in perfect formation, a bayonet at every waist. “Hessians,” the man next to Jonathan said. “Hessians.” Avi is author of the Newbery-winner The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. In The Fighting Ground he recounts one unforgettable day in the life of young Jonathan, a naive New Jersey farmboy eager for war.
Sortie:
Jan 1, 1994
ISBN:
9781470354039
Format:
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À propos de l'auteur

Avi is the author of the Newbery Medal novel Crispin: The Cross of Lead and the Newbery Honor books Nothing But the Truth and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, among many other books for young readers. Catch You Later, Traitor was inspired by his own childhood in Brooklyn during the Red Scare. Avi now lives in Colorado. You can visit him online at www.avi-writer.com.

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  • (4/5)
    I liked this book. One reason I liked this book was because of the plot. A young boy, Jonathan, decided to go against his fathers order and signed up to be in the Revolutionary War. He had always dreamed of holding a gun and fighting for what was right. As he is captured by the Hessians, Jonathan found a young boy whose parents were killed. Jonathan breaks away and finds The Corporal. The Corporal asks Jonathan to help him kill the Hessians, but Jonathan does not want to kill anyone. He realizes at this point he just wants to go home. The Hessians capture him once again, but the minutemen assist Jonathan and release him. Jonathan finally returns home to his family. The plot is very suspenseful. Young readers can connect to the feelings and actions that are happening to young Jonathan and can put themselves in his shoes. Another reason why I really liked this book was because the book pushes its readers to think more about the message. The author did not want to explain Jonathan's journey in the Revolutionary War, they wanted readers to dig deeper and realize there was a stronger meaning within this book. Jonathan was having an internal conflict when realizing what a soldier's job entailed. He was not ready for this type of responsibility just yet.
  • (3/5)
    Eww. Very well-written, clear depiction of a nasty little skirmish in the Revolutionary War, through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old who starts out looking for the glory of war and ends up knowing just how inglorious it is. The setting, characters, and events are beautifully evoked - but it's all just nasty. A bit of Stockholm Syndrome, a lot of lies and evasions, several deaths and assorted betrayals. And confusion through languages - English, German, and French dividing various groups. Well-written, ugly story. I guess I'm glad I read it, but I definitely don't want to reread.
  • (3/5)
    I remember reading this in 5th grade. What I most remember is our discussion of the word ambush, which was used in the book. So I can thank this book for teaching me the definition of the ever most useful word "ambush."