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Johnny Tremain

Forbes, Esther (Book - 1998 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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.
Authors: Forbes, Esther
Title: Johnny Tremain
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Co.,, [1998]
Characteristics: 293 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Esther Forbes ; illustrated by Michael McCurdy
Summary: 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.
Awards & Distinctions: Newbery Medal, 1944
Additional Contributors: McCurdy, Michael
ISBN: 0395900115
Branch Call Number: j FORBES
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Report This Apr 17, 2014
  • blueroo276 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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

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  • nancytran rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

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.

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  • Vsauer593 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

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  • Rose21 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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