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 forMore 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! Less
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rabbitprincess rated it did not like it
almost 7 years ago
Recommended to rabbitprincess by: teacher
This book may have been better had my teacher at the time not insisted on reading the whole thing aloud to us. We were in middle school, for pete’s sake, and were more than capable of reading to ourselves (and for those who couldn’t, that’s what extra help from the teache. Read full review
Randy rated it liked it
almost 5 years ago
Set at the beginning of the War of 1812, this seemed to be an appropriate book to read, as it would help me with the teaching of this period in history. Like so many books, the beginning quickly throws the main character, Jeremy, into conflict with his family and leaves h.
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Micha added it
over 1 year ago
I’d read this book before it was assigned in class and associated that with the reason why I enjoyed it when my classmates hated it. The running theory was (and is to some extent true) that books are fun as long as you don’t have to read them. Again, it strikes me as so i. Read full review
Erika rated it liked it
over 3 years ago
This is one of those books I read in middle school I decided to revisit again. I was completely fascinated by the War of 1812 in middle school so I loved that there was actually a book about it for my age bracket. Reading it now, I think there is something lacking. Perhap. Read full review
Jeel rated it liked it
almost 3 years ago
This book is about Jeremy Fields, 15 year old boy who joins the war of 1812. He started put to be on the lower level of the war. General Issac Brook needed a new batman. Which simply means that he needed his own servant or assistant who would help General Brook send messa. Read full review
Simon rated it really liked it
over 5 years ago
I don’t remember much about the book but I do remember being on the edge of my seat and wondering what was going to happen next. I had to keep going and wasn’t happy until it was over.
I plan to re-read it in the future. After that I will be able to give a far better revie. Read full review
Diana Sandberg rated it liked it
over 3 years ago
Well done. An account from the point of view of a fictional colonial 15yo who joins up with the army and becomes Brock’s batman in 1812.
Well written, a good story first but also sheds light on the events of that time. Nominally a kids’ book, but it kept me reading.
Brendon Haithcock rated it really liked it
about 5 years ago
This was a good book, started out slow, but near the end I couldn’t get enough.
Sophia Park rated it did not like it
almost 9 years ago