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Newbery Medal Winner Book Review #8Johnny Tremainby Esther Forbes (1944)Reviewed by: Regan ThorntonEDR 344January 2, 2017Johnny Tremain is a talented apprentice to Mr. Lapham, a silversmith in Boston.At onlyfourteen years old, Johnny plans to become the best silversmith in Boston.Then, he tragicallyinjures his right hand, and he will never be able to make silver again.Johnny begins to searchfor a new job and, during his quest, he meets Rab, an apprentice at theBoston Observer.Rabpromises Johnny that he will provide him a job to deliver newspapers if he cannot find any otherprofession, and Johnny accepts his kind offer.While delivering newspapers, Johnny learns aboutthe key figures of politics in Boston.As a result, Johnny becomes a Whig and participates in thehistoric Boston Tea Party.By Rab’s influence, Johnny is able to better control his temper,allowing him to mature into a more humble man.At the beginning of the American Revolution,Johnny serves as a spy between the cities of Boston and Lexington, trying to find his friend, Rab.
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Fall
Professor
Tracie Thornton
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Boston Tea Party, Samuel Adams, Johnny Tremain, Massachusetts, Newbery Medal

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