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.
On July 4th, 1777, Jake Mallery and his friends are celebrating their new nation's independence in a small coastal town in Connecticut. Fourteen-year-old Jake wants nothing more than to get out from under the strict thumb of his father and have some adventure. But he learns too late that he must be careful what he wishes for. Over the course of four more 4ths, he finds himself in increasingly adventurous circumstances--from battling the British army to barely surviving on a prison ship to finally returning home, war-torn and weary, but hopeful for his and America's future.
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.
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