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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,217 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier Narrator: John C. Brown Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The classic story of one family torn apart by the Revolutionary War

All his life, Tim Meeker has looked up to his brother. Sam is smart and brave, and is now a part of the American Revolution. Not everyone in town wants to be a part of the rebellion. Most are supporters of the British, including Tim and Sam’s father.

With the war soon raging, Tim knows he will have to make a choice between the Revolutionaries and the Redcoats, and between his brother and his father.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This stirring and authoritative novel earns a place beside our best historical fiction…A memorable piece of writing.”

    Horn Book

  • “This compelling book’s refusal to romanticize the Revolutionary War makes a powerful statement about the failings of both sides, and by extension, the failings of all wars.”

    Children’s Literature

  • A Newbery Honor Book
  • An ALA Notable Book
  • Finalist for the 1975 National Book Award for Children's Books

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Katie H. 8 Rdg | 2/18/2014

    " I give this book 2 stars because it was an okay book. It deffinately wasn't the best book I have ever read. I would recommend this book to people who like to read about the revolutionary war. The authors of this book did a good job of painting a picture in my mind and teaching me about what times were like in the late 1770s. I learned that times were much harder during the 1770s and that we should be happy with what we have. I relate to Tim the most because he is my age and is a hard worker. He aslo has one brother, just like me!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katie McGaha | 2/13/2014

    " I have to admit that I also read this book when I was in middle school and my feelings about it are still the same. I was always a sucker for historical fiction, especially about the revolutionary war. I think this book gives great insight to what life was like back then as well as easy for children today to relate to. Many kids deal with siblings away in service and the hardship of losing a parent or sibling. This book as real sobering issues that actually happened in this time period. I always knew Sam was going to die, I mean it was in the title, but I never thought it would be from being framed! That was a twist from the average war death. I liked the character Tim because even though he's not as high-strung and gung-ho as his brother Sam, he is still mature and responsible and really considers the issues. He struggles with his father and brother's differences in the war and is like many average kids trying to grow up in a tough situation. The book is action packed and suspenseful which is everything a kid could ask for. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by stephanie | 2/3/2014

    " I actually got this school in some kind of a book trade at school. I could barely read past the first five pages, the book is essentially about the main character's brother, who died in the American Revolution. There was at least 3 mentions of God in every page, the book literately started with the title, the parents crying, and the main character, Tim, mourning in the room he used to share with his older brother, Sam. He has flashbacks about him, remembering how Sam had defied their parents and joined the American's side in the war raging, he planned to steal their father's gun because it was required to bring a weapon. The book ends with Sam's execution. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tanya | 2/3/2014

    " A perspective of the Revolutionary War that we often don't see. Was not the ending I saw coming, but it was good. Would be great for an 8th grade Reading class to use in conjunction with study of American Revolution. "

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