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New York : Harper & Row, 1984.
IL 5-8 RL 5.4 .
ISBN 0064401855 
Thirteen year old Jonathan is anxious for war. Everyone is talking about it. His own father has been wounded in a battle. When the bells toll on that April morning, Jonathan sets out to join in the fight for America's freedom. He joins up with a group of men who are off to battle. No one really knows what war is all about and what they are supposed to be doing. When they come up against Hessian troops and the blood begins to spill, Jonathan begins to wonder about his decision. Will he be able to fight for a cause he believes in or will he run away from the horror of war?
SUBJECTS:     United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction


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