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|Length: 338 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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Johnny Tremain is an apprenticed silversmith of one Mr. Lapham. Unusually skilled in the trade, Johnny's the star of the household. The other apprentices envy and hate him and the members of the Lapham family love him. Just the same, Johnny is unaccountably vain. Boastful and overflowing with pride, he lords his superior abilities over everyone he meets, even catching the eye of the greatest silversmith in Boston, Paul Revere. Yet when a broken crucible maims Johnny's hand with silver, the life he had planned for himself can never be. Desperate for work, he finally finds a place with the Boston Observer, a Whig news publication. Soon Johnny finds himself rubbing shoulders with the men of the Revolution. His life becomes enmeshed in the spy networks and fighting words that lead up to the American Revolution. In doing so, he becomes a major player in the creation of a new America.
I read this book in elementary school and, sadly, remembered very little of it. What I did remember was Johnny's hand.Read more ›
For starters, this is not a children's book. I see fourth, fifth graders reviewing this book, as part of an assignment - and as a mother myself, this bothers me. This is a great book - but, I think, way over a fifth-graders head. Maybe *your* fifth-grader is brilliant and will absolutely understand everything completely - but for a classroom setting? What are these teachers thinking?
But for a teenager - "Johnny Tremain" brings to life the times of the Revolutionary War era as no other book, or history lesson, possibly can. Couple that with a brilliantly portrayed cast of characters - complex, vivid characters - and exceptionally vivid, emotional and fast paced writing - and you have the ingredients for a really good book. Maybe I am prejudiced - I love historicals, and always did, but perhaps it is the other way around - perhaps "Johnny Tremain" influenced me in the way that this book showed me how fascinating history can be.
"Johnny Tremain" is the story of a boy - fourteen years old - who is apprenticed to a silversmith, whom he calls his "master". As an exceptionally capable, talented young man - not to mention an exceptional aptitude with silver - he quickly steps into his master's family to find his niche as the head of the household - if not in name, then in actions (beint that his master is elderly). But how easily are the mighty fallen!Read more ›
This is the type of book that can get kids interested in history. The book really is brilliantly written for the age group it is intended for.
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Like many American kids I watched the Disney film version of this book in elementary school, but was discouraged from reading the book by some teachers who said they did not like... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Keith C.
One of the neat things about this project is that it allows me the chance to re-read some of the classroom standards from my own childhood! Read morePublished 22 days ago by James Vachowski
This book is extremely slow paced, for example it takes a whole page just for a character to enter a door. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paolo Zambon
On Thanksgiving Eve the adults were gathered 'round discussing books we'd been required to read in school. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Drake Bender
I can't even remember how many times I have read this book over the years. I still love it. The characters are well thought out and masterfully delivered. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rocker H
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