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Johnny Tremain

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Johnny Tremain, winner of the 1944 Newbery Medal, is one of the finest historical novels ever written for children. As compelling today as it was seventy years ago, to read this riveting novel is to live through the defining events leading up to the American Revolutionary War. Fourteen-year-old Johnny Tremain, an apprentice silversmith with a bright future ahead of him, injures his hand in a tragic accident, forcing him to look for other work. In his new job as a horse-boy, riding for the patriotic newspaper, The Boston Observer, and as a messenger for the Sons of Liberty, he encounters John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and Dr. Joseph Warren. Soon Johnny is involved in the pivotal events shaping the American Revolution from the Boston Tea Party to the first shots fired at Lexington. Powerful illustrations by American artist Michael McCurdy bring to life Esther Forbes's quintessential novel of the American Revolution.

Synopsis:

The great events of Revolutionary Boston as seen through the shrewd eyes of an observant fourteen-year-old boy.

Synopsis:

The Year: 1773. The place: Boston. Johnny Tremain is fourteen and apprenticed to a silversmith. He is gifted and lords his skills over the other apprentices, until one day his hand is horribly burned by molten silver. Johnnyand#8217;s dreams of silversmithing are over. A depressed Johnny finds work as a dispatch rider for the Committee of Public Safety, a job that brings him in touch with Boston patriotsand#8212;and the excitement that will lead to the Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington. This paperback edition of the 1944 Newbery Medal-winning novel includes an introduction by Newbery Honor author Gary D. Schmidt.

Synopsis:

The great events of Revolutionary Boston as seen through the shrewd eyes of an observant fourteen-year-old boy.

About the Author

Esther Forbes (1891-1967) garnered a Newbery Medal and an enduring place in children's literature with the publication of Johnny Tremain. Her adult novel, Paul Revere and the World He lived In, won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1942.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395067666
Author:
Ward, Lynd
Author:
Ward, Lynd
Author:
Forbes, Esther Hoskins
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical - United States - Colonial
Subject:
Revolution, 1775-1783
Subject:
Boston (Mass.)
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Boston
Subject:
United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Fiction.
Subject:
Historical / United States / Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-
Subject:
Historical - United States - Colonial & Revolutionary
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
September 1943
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black and white illustrations
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in 0.6 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
The great events of Revolutionary Boston as seen through the shrewd eyes of an observant fourteen-year-old boy.
"Synopsis" by , The Year: 1773. The place: Boston. Johnny Tremain is fourteen and apprenticed to a silversmith. He is gifted and lords his skills over the other apprentices, until one day his hand is horribly burned by molten silver. Johnnyand#8217;s dreams of silversmithing are over. A depressed Johnny finds work as a dispatch rider for the Committee of Public Safety, a job that brings him in touch with Boston patriotsand#8212;and the excitement that will lead to the Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington. This paperback edition of the 1944 Newbery Medal-winning novel includes an introduction by Newbery Honor author Gary D. Schmidt.
"Synopsis" by , The great events of Revolutionary Boston as seen through the shrewd eyes of an observant fourteen-year-old boy.
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