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Johnny Tremain
The Year 1773 The place Boston Johnny Tremain is fourteen and apprenticed to a silversmith He is gifted and lords his skills over the other apprentices until one day his hand is horribly burned by molten silver Johnnys dreams of silversmithing are over A depressed Johnny finds work as a dispatch rider for the Committee of Public Safety a job that brings him in touch with Boston patriots-and the excitement that will lead to the Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington This paperback edition of the 1944 Newbery Medal-winning novel includes an introduction by Newbery Honor author Gary D Schmidt
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This story of a tragically injured young silversmith who ends up hip-deep in the American Revolution is inspiring, exciting, and sad. Winner of the prestigious Newbery Award in 1944, Esther Forbes's story has lasted these 50-plus years by including adventure, loss, courage, and history in a wonderfully written, very dramatic package. It's probably not great for little guys but mature 11-year-olds or older will find it a great adventure.
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BindingPaperback
Sales rank156371
Pages320
ManufacturerHMH Books for Young Readers
EAN9780547614328
List price$10.99
Price$10.88

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