- Author : Esther Hoskins Forbes
- Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Release : 26 October 1998
- ISBN : 9780547528380
- Page : 288 pages
- Rating : 4/5 from 38 voters
Download or read online book entitled Johnny Tremain, was written by Esther Hoskins Forbes and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in pdf, epub and kindle format. This book was released on 26 October 1998 with total pages 288. 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 fifty 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' quintessential novel of the American Revolution.