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Esther Hoskins Forbes

Biography

Esther Hoskins Forbes

Esther Hoskins Forbes is the author of JOHNNY TREMAIN. 

Esther Hoskins Forbes

Books by Esther Hoskins Forbes

Written by Esther Hoskins Forbes with a foreword by Nathan Hale - Children's 10-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.