Johnny Tremain

Johnny Tremain

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Johnny Tremain is a book by Esther Hoskins Forbes that tells the story of Johnny. He is a young apprentice silversmith whose caught up in the danger and excitement of 1775 Boston. He will have an important discovery he makes in his own life.

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What the community says about Johnny Tremain

  • Elvira Barragán
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book is a great introduction for youth to the ins and outs of the American Revolution. The story is far more compelling that average historical fiction. I like that it uses a coming of age tale to explore political upheaval. "
  • Albert Scott
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is a good work of fiction. I think it qualifies as a very realistic depiction of life during pre-Revolutionary War Boston. Johnny faces many challenges and young adults especially will identify with and enjoy this story. "
  • Christopher Cole
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Johnny Tremain is a great story for ten year old kids! There is excitement that will keep them reading for hours."
  • Gilberto Luna
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Johnny Tremain is a book by Esther Forbes. It is available from Amazon for $7.99 for a paperback. The story centers on Johnny who is an apprentice silversmith in 1775 Boston. It is a good story that I read when I was in school many years ago. I found the book to be very interesting and well worth the read. Pick this up and let your kid read it. It fits the topic extremely well."
  • Olivia Perkins
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "I did not feel that this was a classic christian book. I felt more it was a historical type book for kids. It tells the story of a young apprentice in 1775 Boston who becomes a spy in the American Revolution. This is a great children's book full of life lessons. It is well written and interesting."
  • Aadhya Malik
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I don't know what else to say about this but yes, yes yes! Get a $2 book to help spark the imagination about a time in our country that was very different from today and put yourself in an important place and time frame in our history."
  • Tyler Ross
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "A 4.5 star rated book set in revolutionary Boston about a young man who gets caught up int he middle of the entire thing. Not only does this book pack some punch it also helps the young reader relate to the main character "
  • Ashley McDonald
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "This book is great for ages 11 and up. I homeschool, so I'm always on the lookout for well written, interesting, historically accurate books for my children. This is a good choice for the American Revolution time frame. This is fiction, but it helps you envision life during that time frame. A good choice for middle school ages. "
  • Bruce Douglas
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "My son fell in love with this book the first day he got it. I'm happy I picked it up for him because it seems to be a great novel set in the period of the Revolutionary War. So not only is he getting entertained by reading, he's also learning a bit of history along the way. That sounds like a win-win to me!"
  • Nicole Snyder
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "I like Johnny Tremain because it is a fiction story that around the revolutionary time. I like also that Johnny discovery himself in his home in Boston and that the book develops his character."
  • Gerald Spencer
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Johnny Tremain is the story of a young silversmith apprentice. He gets caught up in the excitement of 1775 Boston. However, I would not consider it a Christian classic."
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