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The Winter Hero
     

The Winter Hero

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by James Lincoln and Collier, Christ Collier Christopher
 

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Justin Conkey was too young to fight in the Revolution of 1776, but now it is 1787 and he is fourteen. Justin is ready to fight, even if he has only his father's old sword to protect him. But once on the battlefield, war is not what he expected. It is dangerous and frightening and nothing makes sense. Throughout a particularly bitter winter the young man is desperate

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Justin Conkey was too young to fight in the Revolution of 1776, but now it is 1787 and he is fourteen. Justin is ready to fight, even if he has only his father's old sword to protect him. But once on the battlefield, war is not what he expected. It is dangerous and frightening and nothing makes sense. Throughout a particularly bitter winter the young man is desperate to prove that he too can be a hero--not realizing that many times heroes turn out to be just ordinary people caught up in events, who do what comes naturally to save others regardless of risk to themselves. Insisting on joining General Daniel Shays' group of Regulators, he lies about his age and marches with the group throughout New England. But war puts friendships and political convictions to the test.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620644829
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
11/25/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,229,839
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Born in New York City in 1928, author James Lincoln Collier is beloved by young readers in particular for the award-winning historical novels he has written with his brother, historian Christopher Collier. A graduate of Hamilton College, Collier served in the U.S. Army after college and then worked as a magazine editor for several years. Perhaps his most famous children's book is the Newbery Honor Book he wrote with his brother, the popular Revolutionary War story My Brother Sam Is Dead. The father of two children, Collier is also an accomplished trombone player. He lives in New York City, where he continues to write and play jazz music. Christopher Collier was born in New York City in 1930. He attended Clark University where he earned his B.A. and he received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has taught school in Connecticut and at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is currently Professor of American History at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Like his brother James, Christopher Collier is by avocation a musician (his instruments are the trumpet and flugelhorn). He and his wife Bonnie live in Orange, Connecticut, in an old (1790) house they have restored. He is the father of two sons and a daughter.

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The Winter Hero 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Michael19 More than 1 year ago
The Winter Hero is a fictional story about the post-Revolutionary War time period. After the war is won against the British, the farmers in Massachusets feel they are being treated poorly and this sparks a war known as Shay's Rebellion. The main character, Justin McCulloch is a young farm boy who is eager to do anything he can to establish himself as a hero. His father, Peter McCulloch is a main fighter in the rebellion and wants to fight alongside him. The main theme in this book is the idea of being a hero. Justin thinks of himself as a coward and throughout the story, he has to prove himself otherwise in his own mind. This book was very historical and really kept you on the edge of the seat with the battle scenes. However, it was also very slow at parts. But if you are a history buff, then this is a good book for you. The authors James and Christopher Collier are the authors of the series, "My Brother Sam is Dead." The series is all about the Revolutionary War battles, so a good read for someone who enjoyed this book. Overall, I give this book four starts because although it does have slow parts, it puts you on the edge of your seat and keeps you guessing throughout.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was a spectacular book. a great book for all ages. it is a book i definitely recommend for historical fiction readers like me.