He may be just thirteen, but Jonathon 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 Jonathon 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, his fellow soldiers, and by the terrible choices he must make. Grade Level 3-7 (Paperback, 160 pages)
The Fighting Ground is written by Newbery Medal winner Avi.