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There was a purpose in what happened to Johnny Tremain, but he couldn’t see it at the time. Johnny had been Mr. Lapham's star pupil, a clever, industrious apprentice silversmith, if not always well liked, at least envied by all who knew him around Hancock's Wharf. His skills had even been admired by Paul Revere, the finest silversmith in Boston. But when Johnny seriously burns his hand in a furnace, he finds himself crippled, without an occupation, and with no means of taking care of himself. It seems that fate has literally dealt him a cruel hand. Soon, trouble reaches Johnny's life in a new way. Swept along in the tide of events leading to the Boston Tea Party and the first skirmishes of Lexington and Concord, Johnny finds a job as message-carrier for the Sons of Liberty. As young and old men alike make sacrifices for a new country, Johnny prepares to take his own stand in the cause for freedom.

©1943 Esther Forbes Hoskins (P)1994 Recorded Books

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  • Colleen
  • 2017-11-06

An amazing book!

My daughters (ages 8 and 10) and I loved this book. It opened our eyes to the hearts and minds of those who fought for our rights.

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  • Taryn Hayes
  • 2017-05-09

Loved this!

Four kids and a mom listened to this together and loved it! The story is an excellent peek into life during the American revolution and it was exceptionally well read. Thank you.

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  • Walt Griffith
  • 2016-01-25

Fantastic

This book has been a favorite of mine since Junior High and have read it many many times. Hearing it really brings it to life!

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  • Meghan B. Kass
  • 2016-10-05

History comes alive!

we use audio books as part of our homeschool history studies. This one was a great addition.

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  • Jonathan Cotton
  • 2019-03-06

Johnny Tremain

This is a ok book not my favorite. I read/listened to it for my book club with my mom sister and brothers. A fun historical fiction about the American revolution. Personally I would recommend it for the family might be a little too much for younger children. 👍🏻/👎🏻

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  • 2018-11-03

My childhood favorite

I learned as a child to love and appreciate American History from this novel. My lifelong interest in this formative period of our nation's independence has never left me. I recommend this novel to all school age youth.

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  • Kay D. Larson
  • 2018-10-18

History I did not know

Very interesting history accounting of America's story. Loved the Boston information, information on our founding fathers. If you like history, you will enjoy this book.

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  • Russell Bernard
  • 2018-08-13

A treat for the ears and mind

This book is a treasure in the lexicon of American children’s literature. The narration is not to be missed. Great for the young and the young at heart. The history is fun and the humor that is added is great.

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  • Maria E. Birnbaum
  • 2018-08-03

Fantastic Book!!

My family enjoyed this book immensely and the reader was awesome!! Highly recommend!! Wonderful story!!

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  • Eric
  • 2017-09-06

Great rendition

Awesome, AWESOME!!!
this is one of my favorite books, I have been a teacher, and teaching this book was a real pleasure. It's great to revisit it on audiobook. The narrator was fantastic. I'll be listening to it again very soon. Well worth the money!

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