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Children's Fiction Violence

Stand Your Ground

by (author) Eric Walters

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
May 2013
Violence, Multigenerational
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 1994
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2013
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12


Sometimes the longest journey is back to where you belong…
Life was pretty exciting for Jonathan when he lived with his con-artist father. But now he has to stay with his grandparents while his dad hides from some angry customers, and life is tough. It's hard to make friends when you're scamming them. Hard to gain the trust of wary grandparents. And hard to decide whether to leave when the coast is clear — or stand up for a new and better life.
This revised, 20th Anniversary edition of Eric Walter's first book features a new foreword by the author.

About the author

Eric Walters is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling novels for children and young adults. His novels have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch, Blue Heron, Red Maple, Snow Willow, Ruth Schwartz, and Tiny Torgi, and have received honours from the Canadian Library Association Book Awards and UNESCO's international award for Literature in Service of Tolerance.

Eric lives in Mississauga with his wife, Anita, and three children, Christina, Nicholas, and Julia. When not writing or touring across the country speaking to school groups, Eric spends time playing or watching soccer and basketball, or playing the saxophone.

To find out more about Eric and his novels, or to arrange for him to speak at your school, visit his website at

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Editorial Reviews

"Stand Your Ground was first published in 1994 and has been revised by Eric Walters for the 20th anniversary edition. This is an engaging and well-written book that will appeal to many readers now, just as it did when it was first published.
-- CM Magazine

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