A obra é ambientada em Boston em 1773 e tem como protagonista o aprendiz de ourives Johnny Tremain, um jovem de 14 anos que sofre uma queimadura na mão direita e é obrigado a abandonar a sua profissão.
Johnny Tremain is a 1943 children's fiction historical novel by Esther Forbes set in Boston prior to and during the outbreak of the American Revolution. At the beginning of the story, Johnny Tremain is 14 years old and is apprenticed to silversmith Ephraim Lapham. The novel's themes include apprenticeship, courtship, sacrifice, human rights, and the growing tension between Patriots and Loyalists as conflict nears. Events described in the novel include the Boston Tea Party, the British blockade of the Port of Boston, the midnight ride of Paul Revere, and the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
The book won the 1944 Newbery Medal and is the 16th bestselling children's book as of the year 2000 in the United States, according to Publishers Weekly. In 1957, Walt Disney Pictures released a film adaptation, also called Johnny Tremain.
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