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Johnny tremain [electronic resource]. Esther Hoskins Forbes.

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  • ISBN: 9780547528380 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 1998.

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Summary, etc.: Johnny Tremain, winner of the 1943 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.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 4 - Text Difficulty 5
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
840 Lexile.
5.9 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Boston : HMH Books for Young Readers, 1998. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5267 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Juvenile Fiction.
Classic Literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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