Jeremy's War 1812 by John IbbitsonJeremy's War 1812 by John Ibbitson

Jeremy's War 1812

byJohn Ibbitson

Paperback | October 1, 2000

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It's 1812 and rumors of war are sweeping Upper Canada. But 15-year-old Jeremy Fields has other things on his mind -- like what to do now that his parents are dead and he's been swindled out of the family farm. Angry and confused, Jeremy sets out for the town of York, only to lose his few remaining possessions -- and very nearly his life -- when a bridge collapses beneath his feet. Plucked from the river by British soldiers, Jeremy decides to join their regiment. Before long, the farm boy from Upper Canada becomes the personal servant to the great military strategist General Isaac Brock. Jeremy's War 1812 blends historical fact with an exciting fictional story of a boy caught up in the battle to save Canada!
John Ibbitson is the author of Jeremy's War 1812 and other novels. He is the Washington correspondent for The Globe and Mail. His novel The Landing won the Governor General?s Literary Award in 2008. John grew up in the area depicted in the The Landing.
Title:Jeremy's War 1812Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.87 × 5.12 × 0.39 inPublished:October 1, 2000Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1550749889

ISBN - 13:9781550749885

Appropriate for ages: 10

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Editorial Reviews

I have encountered few works of fiction which address the War of 1812 for this age group, and certainly feel that Jeremy’s War 1812 should be on the shelves of Canada’s school libraries. The new cover art commends this work of historical fiction to male students looking for some “action and adventure.”