The Bloody Country by James Lincoln Collier audiobook

The Bloody Country

By James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
Read by Charlie Thurston

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
4.17 Hours Unabridged
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Fifteen-year-old Ben Buck and his family spent four years clearing the wilderness to build a new home in Pennsylvania. They fought the Indians and the British, and they made sacrifices most people wouldn’t have been strong enough to make, all so they could be independent and free. Now someone’s trying to take everything away from them—their land, their home, even Ben’s best friend, Joe. But the Bucks won’t give up without a fight, and Ben knows his family will have to win a war to stay free. But what he doesn’t know is that wars sometimes last a very long time. And even if you win in the end, you can lose almost everything along the way.

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Summary

Summary

Fifteen-year-old Ben Buck and his family spent four years clearing the wilderness to build a new home in Pennsylvania. They fought the Indians and the British, and they made sacrifices most people wouldn’t have been strong enough to make, all so they could be independent and free. Now someone’s trying to take everything away from them—their land, their home, even Ben’s best friend, Joe. But the Bucks won’t give up without a fight, and Ben knows his family will have to win a war to stay free. But what he doesn’t know is that wars sometimes last a very long time. And even if you win in the end, you can lose almost everything along the way.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“While the Revolution touches the lives of the Buck family only tangentially, they are embroiled in a now forgotten war between two states—the bitter, bloody struggle between Connecticut and Pennsylvania for control of the Wyoming Valley…Ben’s chronicle is distinguished by an absence of theatricality and casual, unhokey dialogue…Ben Buck makes a powerful historical witness.” Kirkus Reviews
“The smooth storytelling in modern speech patterns is sharp and speedy.” Booklist
“Intense and absorbing.” School Library Journal

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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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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.17
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English