Johnny Tremain | Study Guide

Esther Forbes

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Esther Forbes

Year Published



Children's Book


Historical Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Johnny Tremain is told by a third-person omniscient narrator.


Johnny Tremain is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title Johnny Tremain refers to the novel's main character. He is a teenage boy living in colonial Boston during the turbulent days leading up to the Boston Tea Party (1773) and the start of the American Revolution (1775–83). The setting inspires the subtitle: "A Story of Boston in Revolt."


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