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  • Title: Johnny Tremain
  • Author: Esther Forbes
  • ISBN: 9780547614328
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback

  • 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, inJohnny 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.
    Esther Forbes
    Esther Forbes was born in Westboro, Massachusetts in 1891, as the youngest of five children Her family roots can be traced back to 1600s America one of her great uncles was the great historical figure and leader of the Sons of Liberty, Sam Adams Her father was a probate judge in Worcester and her mother, a writer of New England reference books Both her parents were historical enthusiasts.Even as a little child, Forbes displayed an affinity for writing Her academic work, however, was not spectacular, except for a few writing classes After finishing high school, she took classes at the Worcester Art Museum and Boston University, and later, Bradford Academy, a junior college She then followed her sister to the University of Wisconsin where Forbes wrote extensively for the Wisconsin Literary Magazine After developing her writing skills, she returned to Massachusetts where she began working for Boston s Houghton Mifflin As a reader of manuscripts, Forbes used this experience to advance her own writing career Her first novel, O Genteel Lady was published in 1926 to critical praise With its selection by the newly formed Book of the Month Club, the novel gained popular appeal as well That year, Forbes also married Albert L Hoskins, Jr a Harvard Law School student.As Forbes continued to write and gain notoriety, her marriage suffered because her husband disapproved of her career They divorced in 1933 After several other novels, Forbes began her research of Paul Revere with her mother, who was then in her mid eighties When the historical biography, Paul Revere and the World He Lived In won the Pulitzer Prize in History, Forbes recognized her mother s immense contributions During the process of researching Paul Revere, Forbes became fascinated with the large role young apprentices played in the war Thus, she wrote Johnny Tremain, a historical novel of a young boy growing up in the time of the Revolutionary War With poignant character development and a keen sense of history, it contained the elements for lasting popularity It was published as A Novel for Old and Young In 1944, it won the Newberry Award, the top award for children s literature and became an instant children s classic Forbes continued to turn out award winning books, most notably, The Running of the Tide, which was commissioned as a movie but never filmed While working on a book about witchcraft in seventeenth century Massachusetts, she died in 1967 of rheumatic heart disease.Forbes literary achievements, awards, and recognition speak for themselves in regards her place in letters Johnny Tremain is still read widely in schools and its popularity makes it one of the few lasting classics of American children literature.


    Probably the greatest book ever written, by both man and child, woman and other writing entity, Johnny Tremain tells the story of a young genius who becomes a silversmith and burns the crappin' hell out of his hand. He's always embarrassed by his sort of melty hand and keeps it in his pockets or in his mother's pies and pie type dishes. One day he meets a girl named Cilla, Priscilla for long, who loves him despite for his sick melt-hand. Paul Bunyan or John Tubbers or whichever is the name of th [...]

    "wah, I was born rich but I grew up poor. wah, I burned my hand."

    I know this is perceived as being a "kid's book", but I think that it is a story any adult would enjoy. Johnny Tremain takes place in pre-revolutionary Boston and is about a prideful (but slowly improving) boy who finds himself in the center of the independence fervor. Although I obviously cannot be sure of how accurate the descriptions are, I appreciated the book for doing such a great job at taking me back to the colonial era of American history. As Johnny Tremain struggled with adversity, his [...]

    I hated this book!!!! if u read this book you will become boring and old!this book pulls you into a wrinkled old time of so-called "action"!!! i could havefound more action by going to a retirement home and watching the 900 year old people play bingo!!!!!! i of course was forced against my will to read this,otherwise, i wouldnt go spitting distance of it!!!! if you enjoyed this book (mr.flegar) then you are boring old!! do not read this thing! it's a plague!save yourselves!!!!!!!!

    If I were a children's book writer, this is exactly the kind of book I'd love to write. It has mystery, suspense, romance, history, coming-of-age, overcoming personal and physical problems; gosh, it has it all.I've always wanted to read this book, just never got around to it till now. If your child is studying Revolutionary War times in history, this would be a great literary supplement to that history lesson. It brings the history of that time to life.Including, but not limited to: One if by la [...]

    Beesan Sarsour
    Definetly not the greatest book ever written. Pretty terrible actually!! Didn't like it at all. Expected it to be better and i'm very dissapointed. It was very hard to understand what was going on im each chapter and I would not recommend this book to anyone.

    Kellyn Roth
    I read this book with my family for school. It was really good, although the ending was bittersweet and there were a few loose ends I felt needed tying up.I loved the little backstory/mystery with the Lytes (I think I'm spelling that right!). Cilla and Rab were my favorite characters, although I liked Johnny despite his imperfections. It was great to see him grow. Also, I loved Goblin (no, it's not silly to have a horse as your favorite character).It was cool how some of the British were portray [...]

    Grace Matlyn Buckner
    5 StarsPlot 5/5Pros:Let’s start with a boy. A boy who is a silversmith apprentice. He’s respected and envied among the other apprentices. Then there’s an accident. He’s injured, to the extent that he is perfectly useless to his master. He goes looking for work, and becomes involved with the Sons of Liberty. Soon, he’s helping patriot leaders: Paul Revere, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and a passionate (and possibly insane) man named James Otis.A rather unlikely story? Even more unlikely [...]

    I have long believed that when I need some 'light' reading, good children's literature beats pulp fiction every time. This was entertaining, taught me a few new words (a graving dock) and gave light nourishment like a steaming bowl of soup. It satisfied and made me glad I read it when I was done.Esther Forbes won me by page 55 when I read this sentence: 'Spiritually Johnny shrugged, determined to be neither over-impressed nor envious.'I was struck by the autodidactical aspect of Johnny's practic [...]

    Cindy Rollins
    Gold standard for historical read-aloud fiction.

    I hated this book when I read it in middle school (?). I had to choose a historical fiction book and I believe the librarian recommended this one. I found it terribly boring when I read it. Looking back now, I probably wasn't very open minded about reading something I wasn't really interested in, like most kids.

    Leona Ruth
    I liked this book a lot! I have read it a couple of times. Don't listen to all of the horrible reviews! This is a great classic and I highly recommend it to anyone. :)


    Jayna Homer
    As an apprentice to a silversmith, Johnny sees great success and is a good worker. But he suffers from an accident which results in serious burns, leaving his thumb attached to his hand – promptly ending his career as a silversmith apprentice. After searching for new work to do, Johnny comes across a printing shop where Rab works for his Aunt and Uncle. So Johnny becomes a rider for the “Boston Observer.” Also, he takes part in the Boston Tea Party, and uses his skills to spy against the B [...]

    I remember loving this book years (or decades?) ago in elementary school and given that it is set in Boston on the eve of the Revolutionary War, it was a perfect choice for a family road trip from Boston to Cape Cod. The title character, Johnny Tremain, is an apprentice to a mediocre silver smith. Due to an accident while pouring silver on the Sabbath, Johnny's hand is maimed and he is forced to take a more menial job delivering the town newspaper. Through the newspaper Johnny gets swept up with [...]

    Read in 1977 - pre-Review 12.01.17Yikes, that's a review done 40 years after the fact. What do I remember about this? I remember I liked it. I remember it was about the Revolutionary War. I remember about the silver and the hand and the webbing. Still gives me chills. I later on went to a Christian school where we weren't allowed to read this. I think it was because it had a swear word in it.

    If I'm not mistaken this is yet another book ruined by the same awful teacher who ruined a bunch of other books. Oh well.

    Maybe I bought a copy of this at the U.S.S. Constitution gift shop in Boston this weekend. MAYBE I DID. AND MAYBE I DON'T CARE IF YOU KNOW IT!

    Certainly the first historic fiction I ever read because it was the first book I read myself. Whetted my appetite for more.Having moved many times as a child, I was functionally illiterate. (I faked reading by memorizing the Dick and Jane stories at school.) My mother enrolled me in a summer reading program which taught phonics. (Contrary to the entry, most schools did not teach phonics in the mid-20th century.) Wow.I picked Johnny Tremain (Probably not this edition) from the library at Anderso [...]

    Willowy Whisper
    Again, it was a couple years or so ago that I read this book (I feel like all my most recent reviews start out with like this). But anyways, I remember that I loved the book (and that the movie was a little bit of a disappointment). Johnny Tremain was very lovable, and if I remember right, there was a young little romance between him and Cila (was that her name?). Some of the parts were so heart-wrenching, and some were so wonderful that I'm pretty sure I went back to slowly re-read and soak eve [...]

    Victoria Lynn
    I read this nearly 8 times over the course of my life. I think the first time I read it was when I was 10, but I have been in love with it ever since. Whenever someone asks about my favorite historical fiction book, I always remember this one the most. Just superb!

    Sunny Houk
    The book itself was not a surprise. I had a large idea how the story was going to go. In the beginning, I enjoyed it but it slowly disappeared. If I didn't know what to expect, I probably would have enjoyed it. A fun classic book about the beginning of Revolutionary War.

    You know how when you go to open , it says, ". Meet your next favorite book." Well. I did, and this is it.

    As she recounts the life experiences of twelve-year-old Johnny Tremain, Esther Forbes skillfully conveys the excitement, danger and commitment experienced by the patriots who fought during the US Revolution. Many of the characters in this account are accurately portrayed and described—including several of those who helped write the Declaration of Independence. Reading this book cannot fail to make this time period truly understandable and alive. Unfortunately the length and language discourage [...]

    I feel a renewed sense of appreciation for the good ole' US of A. The Revolutionary War era has never appealed to me, so I haven't read many historical fiction books set in that time. Now I really want to read more! Johnny Tremain was packed with historical detail, and I savored every word. It was empowering and page-turning. The mystery and friendships were so well-written. I will definitely be stuck somewhere in Johnny's world for a while.

    Wow it's so touching! I really LOVED how it ended completely! But I wish the author continued more with Cilla haha gotta love romance. Overall it was great! I loved the details and it was like I was back in that time being one with Johnny Tremain! HaHa sorry just trying to describe what I feel sorta like, when I'm reading this book! :O Well I don't think much of my friend's would enjoy reading this book but I certainly have. Maybe *cough* insane Helen did but she's insane so xP

    Liv Fisher
    I read this in eighth grade or so for school. The beginning was pretty entertaining, but as the story went on, it got less exciting. (view spoiler)[It was rather interesting hearing of Johnny's experience as a cripple. (hide spoiler)] I don't remember much else, other than that.

    Elaine Cooper
    When I was very small, I watched the Disney movie version of Johnny Tremain and the single memory that stands out in my mind is the tune from the song, “The Sons of Liberty.” Now that I am an adult and study the American Revolution for my own historical fiction books, I decided it was time to read the original book called Johnny Tremain written in 1943 by Esther Forbes. I’m so glad that I did. Although it is considered a novel for young adults, this older adult reader was highly caught up [...]

    Nathan Wolski
    In 1775 some guy gets his hand messed up doing something that involves fire. The rest of the book is basically the main character moping because he can't use his hand. This moping continues until he finds a job as a paperboy. He later becomes involved some major events that led up/took place in the American Revolutionary War. SO BAD. THIS BOOK IS TRASHIEST THING ON EARTH.

    this book is bad because i dont like historic books cause i think history is boring

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