Johnny Tremain

Johnny Tremain

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After injuring his hand, a silversmith's apprentice in Boston becomes a messenger for the Sons of Liberty in the days before the American Revolution.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin company, 1943
Branch Call Number: JF FORBE-E
Characteristics: 4 p. l., 256 p. col. front. 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Ward, Lynd 1905-1985 ,- Illustrator

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lt_bibliosara Feb 16, 2017

Winner of the Newberry Medal in 1944, Johnny Tremain is a modern classic-and for good reason. Originally published in 1943, Forbes tale of a young blacksmith apprentice who, in the midst of great personal challenges, ends up involved in the real-life drama that preceded the American Revolutionary War. Johnny Tremain is a young man who could be any of the thousands swept up in the years prior to the landmark war that determined the destiny of the United States-but his story is unique, astounding, and heartwarming. Readers of all ages will enjoy this novel.

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blueroo276
Apr 17, 2014

I enjoyed this book as a child, and still liked it when I re-read it as an adult. It is fast-paced, very readable, and feels like the story is foremost, rather than teaching period history.

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Bookfreak226
Feb 05, 2014

I like how they portray Rab and the British. Awesome book by the way!!

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nancytran
Jul 29, 2013

This is a wonderful book. It follows two years in the life of a boy starting at age 14 who lives in Boston during Revolutionary times. There are lessons regarding pride and coming of age.The author does a great job expressing the vision of our founding fathers, looking beyond freedom for themselves. Character development is excellent. One of the best books I have ever read.

bookfanatic1979 Jun 11, 2013

Most of my knowledge of this book is thanks to the Simpsons’ episode when Marge homeschools Bart and they read it together and I’ve always been vaguely curious. The Kindle edition comes with a terrific introduction, explaining that the book came out during WWII, when the parallels between the Revolutionary War and the “current day” are especially closely drawn. An excellent read for just about anyone who enjoys historical fiction.

Vsauer593 Dec 17, 2012

Such a great book! I loved seeing what people like John Hancock were really like.

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Rose21
Jan 08, 2012

I so loved this book when I was a kid. You really get caught up in the characters and Johnny's fate after his devastating accident.

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cp3dwade
Jan 04, 2011

Good book to tell about how the Revolutionary War got started and what it was like before when America was on the brink of war.

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