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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 ...
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The Winter Hero

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620644829
  • Publisher: AudioGO
  • Publication date: 11/25/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 902,281
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted November 7, 2010

    Stellar History Book for all Ages!!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2003

    AMAZING

    it was a spectacular book. a great book for all ages. it is a book i definitely recommend for historical fiction readers like me.

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