Johnny Tremain Author:Esther Forbes Johnny Tremain's story, which received national acclaim and the highest literary award for children's literature when it was first published, has now established itself as an American classic. Set in the Boston of 1773, it follows the young apprentice from a tragic accident in a silversmith's shop to his dramatic involvement as a patriot in the ... more »exciting days just before the American Revolution.
Awarded the John Newbery medal as the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children in the year of its publication.
"... an outstanding novel of revolutionary days in Boston ..." - The Horn Book
"... heartily recommended." - Library Journal
"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
Esther Forbes, historian and novelist, wrote for both adults and young people. Her reputation as a young people's writer was securely founded on JOHNNY TREMAIN. In 1943, PAUL REVERE AND THE WORLD HE LIVED IN was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for history.« less