Johnny Tremain

Johnny Tremain

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This Newbery Medal-winning novel about the Revolutionary War is a classic of children's historical fiction.

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 of the American Revolution, from the Boston Tea Party to the first shots fired at Lexington. Powerful illustrations by artist Michael McCurdy bring this classic to life.

Author: Esther Hoskins Forbes
Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: 05/02/2011
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 7.50h x 5.10w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780547614328
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.9
Point Value: 13
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 47 / Johnny Tremain

About the Author
Esther Forbes (18911967) garnered a Newbery Medal and an enduring place in children's literature with the publication of Johnny Tremain. Her adult novel, Paul Revere and the World He Lived In, won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1943.