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by Esther Forbes
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Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 10 months ago
Johnny is apprenticed to a silversmith but is injured and unable to ply the silversmith trade. He searches for a new trade but has problems finding something he likes. He starts to deliver papers for a Whig printer and starts to deliver messages for the Sons of Liberty. It's been a long time sin...
attempting obscurity
attempting obscurity rated it 7 years ago
I haven't read this in ages and ages, but I've been telling so many people about it lately that I figured I should just go ahead and put up a review.Johnny Tremain is, quite simply, one of my favorite books ever. It's among those beautiful childhood literary experiences that introduced me to my end...
Book Reviews for the Semi-Literate
Book Reviews for the Semi-Literate rated it 8 years ago
Johnny Tremain is the story of a talented young silversmith apprentice whose hand is badly burned by a jealous rival. With his bright future snatched from his grasp, he becomes a messenger embroiled in the American colonists' struggle for independence from the British. Johnny meets many legendary ...
JulieM rated it 10 years ago
I remember loving this book years (or decades?) ago in elementary school and given that it is set in Boston on the eve of the Revolutionary War, it was a perfect choice for a family road trip from Boston to Cape Cod. The title character, Johnny Tremain, is an apprentice to a mediocre silver smith....
Flying Kick-a-pow!
Flying Kick-a-pow! rated it 12 years ago
I hated this book. It was soooo dull. Johnny is such a weak, boring character, and he kept doing such stupid things. I practically wanted to yell at him, he got on my nerves so much. lol. the only cool part was that part of it took place in lexington MA, which is where i live, so that was kinda cool...
debnance rated it 12 years ago
I was familiar with the story, a tale from the American Revolution. A boy, a silversmith apprentice, burns his hand in an accident that occurs while working on a Sunday (illegally) in haste. The boy, Johnny Tremain, is left unable to work as a silversmith apprentice. He is filled with despair. He is...
jmills01 rated it 29 years ago
I read this book in the fifth grade, and I remember it making a big impression on me! I was terrified by what happened to Johnny's hand, and I loved the story about the Revolutionary war. I can't say that I remember much of what I read for school, but this one has always stuck in my head. Recomme...
Defenestraethe rated it 45 years ago
Eh, it didn't exactly wow me. I don't remember anything except the name.
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