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Johnny Tremain
by Esther Forbes and Lynd Ward


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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.  Read more...


 
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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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780547614328
  • ISBN-10: 0547614322
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Publish Date: May 2011
  • Page Count: 300
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-12


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Classics
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - United States - Colonial & Revolutionary Period

 
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