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Number of Pages: 300
Vendor: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 7.63 X 5.13 (inches)|
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.
CJ5 Stars Out Of 5Johnny Tremain by Esther ForbesFebruary 7, 2016CJQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My 12 year old son couldn't put this book down. He learned so much about the mood of Boston during this time period. Excellent book.