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Publisher's Summary

A story filled with danger and excitement, Johnny Tremain tells of the turbulent, passionate times in Boston just before the Revolutionary War.

Johnny, a young apprentice silversmith, is caught with Otis, Hancock, and John and Samuel Adams in the exciting operations and subterfuges leading up to the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington. As Johnny is forced into the role of a full-grown man in the face of his new country's independence, he finds that his relations with those he loves changes for the better as well.

Johnny Tremain is historical fiction at its best, portraying the living drama of Revolutionary Boston through the shrewd eyes of an observant boy.

©1970 Linwood M. Erskine, Jr. (P)1997 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"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)
"This introduction to American history is a classic...." ( AudioFile)

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a classic

should be on every child's list; engages in living the risks and challenges as our country was being born.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Jessica
  • Dothan, AL, United States
  • 01-26-11

This has been the favorite

My two sons, ages 14 and 12, read and listened to this book this year. They both loved the book and audible so much they insist it's the favorite for the year. Great voice and great book.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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Always a favorite :)

I've read this book to my children as part of homeschool three times. Audible was a wonderful alternative when I lost my voice to cancer. Thank you!

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Great book, highly reccomended!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would recommend this audio book to friend because it's very interesting but it also teaches you a good lesson.

What did you like best about this story?

My favorite thing about this story was the setting. It's a great story but I love how they incorporated things like Lexington and concord, the Boston tea party etc..

Which scene was your favorite?

SPOILER ALERT(:

My favorite scene Rab's death. Not to sound harsh because I love Rab but after his death I felt like although it was heartbreaking Johnny really learned something that sometimes you have to stand up for what you believe in and make sacrifices.
'A man can stand up...'

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! This book was mandatory for my school and I had to read it one chapter at a time but at first I wanted to literally finish the whole story.

Any additional comments?

This book is great!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Helpful and engaging for middle school students

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I downloaded this version for my middle school student to help with a required reading assignment. This was a wonderful tool for my student. It helped her understand the story more by hearing the narrator's inflection and emotional reading. I highly recommend using audible.com books for those struggling readers to follow along in the book while the original text is narrated.

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Accurate and Detailed

This was a greatly accurate, and detailed piece on historical fiction. This story had the ability to bring both facts and tears to your eyes. Yet, overall, patriotism and anger.

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Classic

Revisited this story, and I'm glad I did. The reader did great! This is a great, patriotic story w good character building within an indisputable backdrop.

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Great book!

This was a great book told from the perspective of a young man during the revolutionary war. Johnny Tremaine has many obstacles he has to face on his way to adulthood and during a very tumolutuous time in the beginning of a nation and end of an era.

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Great Story and Narration!

Wonderful story of the times preceding the Revolutionary War. It's a classic that everyone should read. The narration was excellent- very soothing voice.

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  • Amy
  • Medina, WA, USA
  • 06-15-10

Good

This book was good and I would strongly suggest this book to others! The beginning of the book is not the most exciting but is gets really good! I would not have read this book but then someone told me to read it and it was very good! you should read this book it is good! :)

6 of 8 people found this review helpful