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Johnny Tremain
Johnny Tremain | Esther Hoskins Forbes
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Johnny Tremain, winner of the 1944 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.
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TracyReadsBooks
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Finished my reread just in time! Our book club decided to read a classic this month & this was picked when I admitted it was the first book that made me cry. I think it holds up. Lots that could be said about why it‘s a classic—too much for a short review but I couldn‘t help thinking how this book, Treasure Island & others like them—with young people overcoming obstacles, danger, adventure, world-saving—anticipate what we call YA today. Still fun!

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TracyReadsBooks
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Our YA/MG book club decided to go with a children‘s classic for our next book. This is this first book that ever made me cry—5th grade me really, really liked this book...even with the crying. I‘m eager to see how it holds up. After we talk about the book, we are going to talk about what makes a classic & discuss whether any of the 30+ books we‘ve read in book club qualifies as one...now or perhaps in the future. Should be another great meeting!

coffeeislife1416 Oh that's so exciting!! 2mo
Cinfhen This book was really influential for me as well!!! Great idea for your bookclub 😊 2mo
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sblbooks
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The perfect Independence Day read. A classic coming-of-age story set in colonial Boston. Johnny is a talented Silversmith Apprentice, but after a horrific accident he is forced to make a new life for himself. #Newbery
@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #USA #letstravelJuly #RedWhiteandBlue #colormepretty @Sweetkokoro

OriginalCyn620 😊📚🇺🇸❤️ 4mo
SaturnDoo I like this book. Remember reading it as a class when I was in school ❤ 4mo
Peddler410 This is a Newbery I still need to read. 4mo
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Christinak
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Off the big chamber and one step down was a smaller room designed as a dressing room. Mr. Lyte seemingly had used this as an office. Here was his desk, and above it a painting of his favorite ship, the #Unicorn. #QuotsyApr19

#Massachusetts

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crhealey
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Working at a middle school gives me all sorts of opportunities to go back and read classics I've missed along the way

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goodthinkrebel
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MCYmermaid Dang 12mo
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mabell
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I asked my husband what came to mind for him for #militia .
Chris - "What about the book we read in 8th grade? Johnny..."
Me - "Tremain?"
Chris - "Yep! He was part of the revolutionary militia."
Me - "I didn't like that book. He burned his hand."
Chris - "I don't remember that. I just liked all the historical stuff, and it was the first time I heard the word militia."

Well then, Johnny Tremain it is!

#150pnpcoverparty

CrowCAH Cute story between you and your husband! (I didn‘t have to read it in elementary) 2y
LeahBergen I‘ve always wanted to read this! 2y
mabell @CrowCAH @LeahBergen Well apparently 50% of us liked it 😆 2y
LeahBergen @mabell Maybe it‘s more appealing to me because I‘m Canadian and didn‘t have to read it as a kid. 😆 2y
mabell @LeahBergen There is that. Being forced to read something in school tends to take the bloom off it! 2y
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dariazeoli
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I haven't thought of this book in years, but #YoungAmericans jogged my memory! Who else read this in school? Is it still required reading?

#SeptemBowie

DeleteAcct Yes! I just picked it up from my son's school last week. He has to read this and The Giver. 2y
Bluebird My favorite! This is one of the books I read in my youth that hooked me on reading and historical fiction! 2y
Cinfhen Wow! #BookMemories I read this in 8th grade...many decades ago🙀 2y
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Reread/listened to this one along with my girls for their school. I LOVE reading about this period of American history-so fascinating. I remember reading this in my own schooling when I was young, so it's cool to read this with each of my kids as they use it in their classes.

As with many older books like this one, there are opportunities for discussion on current issues based on this plot.

The audiobook narrated by George Guidall is awesome.

Louise Wow, this does bring back memories of school days! 📓 2y
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I'm rereading this for the bazillionth time. I adore this book. I love books set in this time period, written for any age. I'm reading this along with my family.

🎧 I've listened to another Johnny Tremain audiobook before and I liked it (narrated by Grace Conlin). BUT! This is my favorite because it is narrated by George Guidall!! He is just a super fantastic reader.

#currentlyreading #currentlylistening #homeschool

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MJSanty
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#JubilantJuly #RedsWhitesAndBlues
I read this book when I was a kid, and I thought it was spectacular! It helped to fuel my interest in the history surrounding the American Revolution. Which consumed me for many years and allowed a teenage boy to converse on par with a professional historian who specialized in the Revolution. This is one of those books that I would say everyone should read.

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Christinak
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When I think of #StarsandStripes I think of Patriots (which of course made me think of this book) My dad recommended this when I was in my historical fiction kick as a kid.
#JubilantJuly

Mommamanzi My mom uses this book in her class! 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig I remember that from Jr High! 2y
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AMVP
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#riotgrams day 26 - #childhoodreads

At the time, it felt like I was firmly in the minority when it came to liking this book in middle school.

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megnews
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We're driving to #Boston and #Salem for #vacation in a couple weeks. Any suggestions for juvenile fiction #audiobooks set in Boston or Salem to listen to along the way?

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eastbaykate
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Yellow makes me smile...a Pantone named Mimosa makes me smile more. The memory of a librarian suggesting that I might like The Carved Wooden Ring after reading Johnny Tremain in 6th grade...brain smile. 💛📖💛

I couldn't find The Carved Wooden Ring as a Litsy option.😕

#booksinpantone #litsy #yellow #augustphotochallenge

Varshitha Wow, that looks amazing ... 💕 3y
eastbaykate @Varshitha - thank you! 💛📖💛 3y
LauraBeth Beautiful 🍋☀️ 3y
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Simona Wow. I need sunglasses 😎 3y
eastbaykate @LauraBeth - thank you for the lovely comment. 3y
Laalaleighh So pretty! 3y
rubyslippersreads Lovely, cheerful picture. Now I want to read The Carved Wooden Ring. 😀 3y
eastbaykate @Laalaleighh - thank you 💛💛💛 3y
eastbaykate @rubyslippersreads - I loved it! I need to read it again!💛💛💛 3y
rubyslippersreads @eastbaykate I just ordered a used copy from Amazon. #Litsy is such an enabler. 😄 3y
eastbaykate @rubyslippersreads - ha! My Amazon bill was high last month because of #litsy 🤑🤑🤑❤️📚📖📚. Hope you like it! 3y
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Christy2318
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"We give all we have, lives, property, safety, skills...we fight, we die, for a simple thing. Only that a man can stand up." - Just as good as it was 30 some years ago.

MrBook Looks like a young Sting. 3y
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Chrisalynn
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This has been one of my favorite books since middle school. Love it!

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