Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

Johnny Tremain a silversmiths apprentice is the proudest boy in Boston. He looks down on the other apprentices he is gifted and he knows it. Johnny has plans of being a great silversmith until an accident with a crucible leaves him without the use of his right hand. Trying to find work he finds himself in trouble with the Loyalist Mr. Lyte, riding a wild horse for a newspaper, and being the messenger for the secret patriot group the Boston Observer Club this job brings him in contact with Hancock, John and Samuel Adams, and other patriot leaders. He gets to take part in the famous Boston tea party and spy for the patriots.
I love this book I would rate it 10.


Amelia Colleen said...

I would rate it 10 also! This book is fantastic--it has all the "essentials" for a good read.

Mattie said...

Sounds awesome! Adding it to my list! :D

Amelia Colleen said...

You'll love it, Mattie, I can guarantee that--but you might need a box of tissues!

Santos said...

I have read this book, and I enjoyed it very much. I think I've read it two or three times over-- but I'll have to pull it out again!