smithkc, December 5, 2006 (view all comments by smithkc)
This book has many interesting facts but also takes you on a thrill ride. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and is great for literature circles.
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The great events of Revolutionary Boston as seen through the shrewd eyes of an observant fourteen-year-old boy.
by Random House,
Johnny Tremain, a young apprentice silversmith, is caught up in the danger and excitement of 1775 Boston, just before the Revolutionary War. But even more gripping than living through the drama of Revolutionary Boston is the important discovery Johnny makes in his own life.
A story filled with danger and excitement, "Johnny Tremain tells of the turbulent, passionate times in Boston just before the Revolutionary War. Johnny, a young apprentice silversmith, is caught up in a dramatic involvement with James Otis, John Hancock, and John and Samuel Adams in the exciting currents and undercurrents that were to lead to the Boston Tea Pary and the Battle of Lexington — and finally, a touching resolution of Johnny's personal life. <BR> Johnny Tremain is a historical fiction at its best, portraying Revolutionary Boston as a living drama, through the shrewd eyes of an observant boy.
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