The Fighting Ground

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The Fighting Ground
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Release Date
April 25, 1984
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0064401855
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April 3, 1778 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.

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Reader reviewed by Caroline

I think that this is a good book. I think though that in some parts it gives you to much information.But it is a good book.I reccomend this book to anybody that loves historic fiction.I think this book is realy something.
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bad book
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Reader reviewed by Mrs. Siorek's class

This book is boring,the language is terrible,so I rated it a one. I will never suggest this book to anyone. People are shot,sware words are used,and God's name is used in vain.
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a 13 year old at war
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Reader reviewed by Roxy (mrs.siorekes class)

this book is about a 13 year old boy who goes to war.he is captured by the Hessians who speak no english.I thought this book wouldn't be one of my favorites,and it wasn't,But it taught me about war,and life back in 1778.I wouldn't recomend this book to some of my closest friends,but if you like war,this is a good book to choose.
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a 13 year old at war alone
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Reader reviewed by Amanda from Mrs.Siorek's class

How would you like it if you went off to war alone? Well Johnathan wanted to. Would you? After they began to fight he really wanted to go home. When they were 5 min. into it he was the last one alive so he ran than his worst night mare happened. He was captured by Hessians. Well I am not going to tell you any more you will just have to read it. By the way it does speak in German so it is a little hard to under stand what the Hessians are saying. The Fighting Ground is 152 pages long so it is very small. I hope you really like it!!!!!!!!
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Histoic reality fiction
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Reader reviewed by Whitwer

IN the book Fighting Ground, Johnathan, a 13 yr.old boy, goes out to fight in the British Indian war.But there are a couple of obsticals.First, Johnathan's brother is at war, and johnathan's dad is was injured in the war. Johnathan's dad always wants to have at least one of his 2 sons.so he goes off to war and then he gets captured, and he has to get away from the hessians.
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The Fighting Ground
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Reader reviewed by Mrs. Siorek 5th grade class

The Fighting Ground is about a boy named Jonathan
who wants to go to war.So one day while he was sitting at home, the bell rang(the bell means something is going on)and Jonathan ran to the bell hopping it would be war. When he got to the tavern(the biggest place in town)he found out what was going on. There was war with the hessians. Then whenthey met up with the hessians Jonathan was captured.
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boy runs away and comes home
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Reader reviewed by keenan Sioreks class

I did not like this book because it was boring to me. I think that this book is a bad influence because it uses bad words, peaple are killed,and they use gods name in vain.
















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13 goes to war
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Reader reviewed by heather brunges{mrs sioreks class}

I didn't excatly enjoy reading this book but i wouldn't say it is horrible. Lets just say that Jonathan ,a 13year old boy, wanted to go to war. So one day he had the chance and he took it . He was fighting the Hessians. He took the chance of not listening to his parnets. So he went off to war. Im not going to give it all away because you have yo read the book.
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The Fighting Ground, Boy goes to war, only 13 years old
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Reader reviewed by Ray

The title of this book The Fighting Ground didn't catch my attention, but after about 20 pages it started to get good. This book is about a 13 year old boy who goes to war when his parents tell him to not go. Once the fight began everyone ran and Jonathan was left alone. Three Hessian soilders capture him and take him to a house. At the house Jonathan found a boy. When the Hessians fell asleep Jonathan took the boy and escaped from the Hessians. He went home and his dad was glad to see him home and alive.
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The Fighting Ground, Boy goes to war, only 13 years old
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Reader reviewed by Ray

The title of this book The Fighting Ground didn't catch my attention, but after about 20 pages it started to get good. This book is about a 13 year old boy who goes to war when his parents tell him to not go. Once the fight began everyone ran and Jonathan was left alone. Three Hessian soilders capture him and take him to a house. At the house Jonathan found a boy. When the Hessians fell asleep Jonathan took the boy and escaped from the Hessians. He went home and his dad was glad to see him home and alive.


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