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Iron Thunder

(2007)
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Tom is only 13, but after his father is killed while fighting for the Union, he must take on the responsibility of someone much older. He signs up for work at the Brooklyn Navy yard where men are busy building battleships for the Civil War. But instead, Tom is sent to a bustling warehouse in another part of the city. There, amidst the roar of furnaces and clanging iron, 100? men are frantically pounding together the strangest ship Tom has ever seen.

Because he is literate and quick on his feet, Tom becomes assistant to the ship’s inventor, a gruff, boastful man named Captain John Ericsson. He spends his days running mysterious errands for the captain and relaying messages throughout the warehouse, and he soon learns that the Union army has very grave plans for this iron shipâ€Â¦ and that Ericsson is the only one who believes it will float.

Meanwhile, Tom is thrown into a grave dilemma of his own. His position as warehouse messenger has made him a target of Confederate spies who offer him money for secrets about the shipâ€Â¦ not sure where the plot goes from here.

    

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Hardback Editions

July 2009 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Iron Thunder (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (I Witness Novels)
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 0-606-12478-0 / 978-0-606-12478-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Iron Thunder (I Witness)
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 1-4231-0446-3 / 978-1-4231-0446-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Iron Thunder (I Witness)
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 1-4231-0518-4 / 978-1-4231-0518-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Iron Thunder: A Civil War Novel (I Witness Series)
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 1-5046-7737-4 / 978-1-5046-7737-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Iron Thunder: A Civil War Novel (I Witness Series)
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 1-5046-7736-6 / 978-1-5046-7736-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Iron Thunder
Author(s): Avi
Publisher: AudioBookShelf
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February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Iron Thunder
Author(s): Avi
Publisher: AudioBookShelf
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October 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Iron Thunder: A Civil War Novel (I Witness)
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 1-935430-50-5 / 978-1-935430-50-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA