Johnny Tremain

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Age of Revolutions

Johnny Tremain
Author: Forbes, Esther
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Time Period: Age of Revolutions
Time Frame: 1773-1775
Geographic Area: North America
Country: United States
Topics: American Revolution
Genre: Fiction
Reading Age: Upper Middle
Format: Chapter Book
Published: 1943

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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.

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