✶ [BOOKS] ✪ Johnny Tremain By Esther Forbes ❀ – Pandora-jewelry.co
I have long believed that when I need some light reading, good children s literature beats pulp fiction every time This was entertaining, taught me a few new words a graving dock and gave light nourishment like a steaming bowl of soup It satisfied and made me glad I read it when I was done.Esther Forbes won me by page 55 when I read this sentence Spiritually Johnny shrugged, determined to be neither over impressed nor envious I was struck by the autodidactical aspect of Johnny s practices He is quick witted and keeps his eyes and ears open Things don t always go well for him, and he isn t a perfect goody two shoes But his mind is keen and appreciative This quote captures his omnivorous reading appetite and made me laugh aloud He spent his time in learning to write with his left hand, and an orgy of reading Mr Lorne had a fine library It was as if Johnny had been starved before and never known it He read anything everything Bound back copies of the Observer, Paradise Lost, Robinson Crusoe once , for that was one of the books Rab had brought him to read in jail Tom Jones and Locke s Essays on Human Understanding, Hutchinson s History of Massachusetts Baby, Chemical Essays, Spectator Papers, books on midwifery, and manners for young ladies, Pope s Illiad. I know this is perceived as being a kid s book , but I think that it is a story any adult would enjoy Johnny Tremain takes place in pre revolutionary Boston and is about a prideful but slowly improving boy who finds himself in the center of the independence fervor Although I obviously cannot be sure of how accurate the descriptions are, I appreciated the book for doing such a great job at taking me back to the colonial era of American history As Johnny Tremain struggled with adversity, his decisions, and his relationships with those around him all the while inviting us into this exciting time I could not help but become emotionally attached to his character and his story I flat out loved this book.If anyone who reads this review is a middle school teacher, or even a high school teacher, I highly recommend that you assign this book to your students Not only is it an exciting way to get a view into an essential period of America s history but uses a relatively high level of language for being dubbed a children s book. Johnny Tremain, A Young Apprentice Silversmith, Is Caught Up In The Danger And Excitement OfBoston, Just Before The Revolutionary War But Even Gripping Than Living Through The Drama Of Revolutionary Boston Is The Important Discovery Johnny Makes In His Own Life Great story about the Revolutionary War from the perspective of a silver smith Many famous names from that time are in the story like John Hancock and Sam Adams Johnny is an apprentice as a silver smith until an unfortunate accident maims his hands He then becomes a newspaper courier when he gathers information for the Rebels The Redcoats are trying to keep the people in line This leads up to the first battle in the war.There is one moment in the story I found very disturbing Johnny slaps his friend who is a girl for something she says in front of a room of people It s so hard that she falls down Everyone else in the room simply laughs at her and the situation It was very abusive and horrible Johnny was a great character until that scene I rated it high for the great portrayal of the time period, but that scene really bothered me I guess that kind of thing did happen in that time period The past can be fraught with horror.I did enjoy this story It is an interesting time in the states and our history People were brave, harsh and rash It really is amazing it has worked as well as it has So glad I finally read this. That a man can stand up as simple as that And the strange new sun rising in the west A sun that was to illumine a world to come My favorite book of all time. I hated this book if u read this book you will become boring and old this book pulls you into a wrinkled old time of so called action i could havefoundaction by going to a retirement home and watching the 900 year old people play bingo i of course was forced against my will to read this,otherwise, i wouldnt go spitting distance of it if you enjoyed this book mr.flegar then you are boring old do not read this thing it s a plague save yourselves If I were a children s book writer, this is exactly the kind of book I d love to write It has mystery, suspense, romance, history, coming of age, overcoming personal and physical problems gosh, it has it all.I ve always wanted to read this book, just never got around to it till now If your child is studying Revolutionary War times in history, this would be a great literary supplement to that history lesson It brings the history of that time to life.Including, but not limited to One if by land, two if by sea, Paul Revere, John Hancock, Lexington and Concord, Minute Men, Boston Tea PartyandAll seen through the eyes of our fourteen year old hero, Johnny.I highly recommend this book. Definetly not the greatest book ever written Pretty terrible actually Didn t like it at all Expected it to be better and i m very dissapointed It was very hard to understand what was going on im each chapter and I would not recommend this book to anyone. wah, I was born rich but I grew up poor wah, I burned my hand. How in the world did I only give this three stars before This book was pretty much perfect I have recently learned that this author was my great grandmother s college roommate My desire to reread has very much intensified.