January 11, 2011

Johnny Tremain

In the book that has grown to become a historical fiction classic for children written in 1943 by Ester Forbes and was made into a movie in 1957 by Disney. The reason this book has grown to become what it is the way Forbes describes revolutionary Boston from the eyes of a teenage old boy; Johnny Tremain. The books begins with Johnny as a silversmith apprentice, one that is almost as good as his master, but as always with skill comes arrogance, and that leads to a problem that will cause Johnny to lose his trade.
But after the depression that followed comes a job, a paper boy for the Boston Observer which thrusts him into the Revolution, and gives him the opportunity to meet Patriots like Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and Joseph Warren among others. And draws to a thrilling climax.
This book is very good, it would have to be to win the Newbery Medal and rank #16 on most sold children books as of 2000, it has few faults and is one of the best historical fiction I've read.

1 comment:

  1. I actually loved this book. Maybe for the fact that I love Historical fiction ;D. But I'm glad someone else liked it, because most of my friends weren't fans.


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