This striking 75th Anniversary edition of this Newbery Medal-winning historical fiction classic is updated with new jacket art and an illustrated foreword from author-illustrator Nathan Hale.
Johnny Tremain is one of the finest historical novels ever written for children. To read this riveting novel is to live through the defining events leading up to the American Revolutionary War. Fourteen-year-old Johnny Tremain, an apprentice silversmith with a bright future, injures his hand in an accident, forcing him to look for other work. In his new job as a horse boy, he encounters John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and Dr. Joseph Warren. Soon Johnny is involved in pivotal events from the Boston Tea Party to the shots fired at Lexington. For this anniversary edition, Nathan Hale brings his distinct graphic-novel storytelling to a new foreword.
Nathan Hale is the author and illustrator of the Eisner-nominated,New York Times bestselling graphic novel series on American historyNathan Hale's Hazardous Tales. He is the illustrator of the graphic novelRapunzel's Revenge and its sequel,Calamity Jack. He also illustratedFrankenstein: A Monstrous Parody,The Dinosaurs' Night Before Christmas, and many others. Visit him at spacestationnathan.blogspot.com.
"This is Esther Forbes at her brilliant best. She has drawn the character of Johnny with such sympathy and insight that he may take his place with Jim Hawkins, Huck Finn and other young immortals." Book Week