Author: Andrew Clausen
Publisher: Progeny Press; loose-leaf format (in clear-front presentation folder)
Grade: Middle School
Progeny Press Study Guides provide teachers, parents, and students with questions and comparisons from the firm, and timeless, foundation of the Bible. Their study guides deal with literature as works of art and philosophy; explain and use literary terms, and deal with plot construction; dig into why the characters act, believe, and feel as they do and examine what the Bible says in similar circumstances. Easy-to-use lessons include vocabulary exercises, comprehension and analysis, critical thinking, questions on related Biblical principles, activities, plus a complete answer key.
Author: Esther Forbes
Newbery Award Winner (1944)
Period: Boston, Revolutionary War; Fiction
A story filled with danger and excitement, Johnny Tremain tells of the turbulent, passionate times in Boston just before the Revolutionary War. Johnny, a young apprentice silversmith, is caught up in a dramatic involvement with James Otis, John Hancock, and John and Samuel Adams. Johnny is swept along by the powerful currents that will lead to the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington--and finally to an important discovery in Johnny's own life. Johnny Tremain is historical fiction at its most gripping, portraying Revolutionary Boston as a living drama through the shrewd eyes of an observant boy.