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Johnny Tremain: Illustrated by Lynd Ward
Houghton-mifflin / 1943 / Hardcover
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The year is 1773; the scene is Boston. Johnny Tremain is fourteen and apprenticed to a silversmith. He is gifted and knows it. He is clever and lords it over the other apprentices until the tragic day when a crucible of molten silver breaks and Johnny's right hand is so burned as to be useless. After a period of despair and humiliation, Johnny becomes a dispatch rider for the Committee of Public Safety, a job that brings him in touch with Otis Hancock, John and Samuel Adams, and other Boston patriots, and with all the exciting currents and undercurrents that were to lead to the Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington. There, on the battlefield, he learns from Dr. Warren that his maimed hand can be cured so that he can use a musket and someday return to his trade. To read Johnny Tremain is to live through two dramatic years of our country's history, and to see these great events from a new angle through the shrewd eyes of an observant boy. Recommended for ages 10 and up. The 1944 Newbery Medal Winner.
The great events of Revolutionary Boston as seen through the shrewd eyes of an observant fourteen-year-old boy.
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.
"This is Esther Forbes at her brilliant best. She has drawn the character of Johnny with such sympathy and insight that he may take his place with Jim Hawkins, Huck Finn and other young immortals." Book Week
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