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Johnny Tremain (Reprint) (Paperback) (Esther Forbes)

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The Year: 1773. The place: Boston. Johnny Tremain is fourteen and apprenticed to a silversmith. He is gifted and lords his skills over the other apprentices, until one day his hand is horribly burned by molten silver. Johnny’s dreams of silversmithing are over. A depressed Johnny finds work as a dispatch rider for the Committee of Public Safety, a job that brings him in touch with Boston patriots—and the excitement that will lead to the Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington. This paperback edition of the 1944 Newbery Medal-winning novel includes an introduction by Newbery Honor author Gary D. Schmidt.
The Year is 1773; the scene is Boston. Johnny Tremain is fourteen and apprenticed to a silversmith. He is gifted and knows it. He lords his skills over the other apprentices until the tragic day when a crucible of molten silver breaks and Johnny's right hand is burned so badly it's useless. After a period of despair and humiliation, Johnny becomes a dispatch rider for the Committee of Public Safety, a job that brings him in touch with Otis, Hancock, John and Samuel Adams, and other Boston patriots, and with all the exciting currents and undercurrents that were to lead to the Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington. 

To read Johnny Tremain is to live through two dramatic years of our country's history, and to see these events from a new angle--the shrewd eyes of an observant boy.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 300
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Esther Forbes
Language: English
Street Date: May 2, 2011
TCIN: 13365220
UPC: 9780547614328
Item Number (DPCI): 248-63-5393
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