Winner of the Newberry Medal in 1944, Johnny Tremain tells the fictional story of a talented, young silversmith apprentice during the pre-American Revolutionary War era. His life and career are full of promise until a tragic accident occurs and he loses everything. Alone and desperate, he finds a new, but lowly, situation and lands right in the middle of the Sons of Liberty’s plans for this new nation!
Learning American History has never been so easy or so fun! According to Wikipedia, Johnny Tremain, as of the year 2000, was the 16th most purchased American children’s book of all time. That tells you something about how good it is — even after nearly 75 years in print.
Johnny Tremain is an action-packed read-aloud with young children or a riveting read-on-your-own book for older kids. There are many excellent historical fiction books about this era, but this is one of the very best.
Middle Grade to High School Reading Level, 320 pages, Historical Fiction, Boys, American Revolution, Published in 1943, Newberry Medal Winner.