Annotations for Johnny Tremain


Baker & Taylor
A young apprentice silversmith, growing up in Boston, becomes involved with such men as Hancock, Otis, and Sam Adams in the struggle for American Independence

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Baker & Taylor
When Johnny Tremain becomes a dispatch rider for the Committee of Public Safety, he comes into contact with Sam Adams, John Hancock, and other Revolutionary leaders.

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Houghton
The great events of Revolutionary Boston as seen through the shrewd eyes of an observant fourteen-year-old boy.


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Houghton

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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