Johnny, a young apprentice silversmith, is caught with Otis, Hancock, and John and Samuel Adams in the exciting operations and subterfuges leading up to the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington. As Johnny is forced into the role of a full-grown man in the face of his new country's independence, he finds that his relations with those he loves changes for the better as well.
Johnny Tremain is historical fiction at its best, portraying the living drama of Revolutionary Boston through the shrewd eyes of an observant boy.
©1970 Linwood M. Erskine, Jr.; (P)1997 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"This is Esther Forbes at her brilliant best....Johnny may well take his place with Jim Hawkins, Huck Finn, and other young immortals...." (Book Week)
"This introduction to American history is a classic...." (AudioFile)
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should be on every child's list; engages in living the risks and challenges as our country was being born.
"This has been the favorite"
My two sons, ages 14 and 12, read and listened to this book this year. They both loved the book and audible so much they insist it's the favorite for the year. Great voice and great book.
"Great book, highly reccomended!"
Yes I would recommend this audio book to friend because it's very interesting but it also teaches you a good lesson.
My favorite thing about this story was the setting. It's a great story but I love how they incorporated things like Lexington and concord, the Boston tea party etc..
My favorite scene Rab's death. Not to sound harsh because I love Rab but after his death I felt like although it was heartbreaking Johnny really learned something that sometimes you have to stand up for what you believe in and make sacrifices.
'A man can stand up...'
Yes! This book was mandatory for my school and I had to read it one chapter at a time but at first I wanted to literally finish the whole story.
This book is great!!
This book was good and I would strongly suggest this book to others! The beginning of the book is not the most exciting but is gets really good! I would not have read this book but then someone told me to read it and it was very good! you should read this book it is good! :)
"Accurate and Detailed"
This was a greatly accurate, and detailed piece on historical fiction. This story had the ability to bring both facts and tears to your eyes. Yet, overall, patriotism and anger.
"Always a favorite :)"
I've read this book to my children as part of homeschool three times. Audible was a wonderful alternative when I lost my voice to cancer. Thank you!
Revisited this story, and I'm glad I did. The reader did great! This is a great, patriotic story w good character building within an indisputable backdrop.
This was a great book told from the perspective of a young man during the revolutionary war. Johnny Tremaine has many obstacles he has to face on his way to adulthood and during a very tumolutuous time in the beginning of a nation and end of an era.
"Great Story and Narration!"
Wonderful story of the times preceding the Revolutionary War. It's a classic that everyone should read. The narration was excellent- very soothing voice.
I loved it with the audio. So much easier! Also the woman speaking actually puts some emotion into the reading and adds some character voices. My peers seem to hate it reading out of the book but yet I love it hearing it.
SPOILER ALERT:Johnny dies. jk. ITS JUST A PRANK BRO
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