The Winter Hero by James Lincoln Collier audiobook

The Winter Hero

By James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
Read by Charlie Thurston

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780792795223

Runtime: 4.38 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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 extraordinary 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In Massachusetts in 1786, fourteen-year-old Justin longs to be a hero like his brother-in-law, Peter, who recently returned from fighting in the Revolution. Narrator Charlie Thurston’s delivery is methodical and precise, with distinct voices for each character…Thurston’s portrayal of Justin’s fears and conviction is spot-on…The listening experience is an enjoyable way to learn about this important historical event.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: James Lincoln Collier

Author Bio: James Lincoln Collier

James Lincoln Collier has written many books for children, including Give Dad My Best and Planet out of the Past. He has also contributed more than five hundred articles to the New York Times Magazine, Reader’s Digest, and Boy’s Life. His honors include the Kidger Prize for Teaching, the Jane Addams Peace Prize, and the Newbery Honor.

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Author Bio: Christopher Collier

Author Bio: Christopher Collier

Christopher Collier is an author and historian. He attended Clark University and Columbia University, where he earned his PhD. He was the official Connecticut State Historian from 1984 to 2004 and is now professor of history emeritus at the University of Connecticut. He is the brother of James Lincoln Collier, with whom he has written a number of novels, most of which are based on historic events. His books have been nominated for several awards, including the Newbery Honor and the Pulitzer Prize.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 4.38
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English