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The Fighting Ground

Avi

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall

Length:

3h 7m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

00:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:11


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:22


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:47


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

00:37


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:06


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

00:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:05


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

11:27


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:22


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:25


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:54


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

00:58


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:14


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:23


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

00:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:44


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

01:29


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

01:21


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:43


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

01:23