Yesterday and today at Boston 1775, I’ve written about the Newbery Medal winner for 1944: Esther Forbes’s Johnny Tremain.
How does the novel reflect its time and the time in which it’s set? How did Forbes deal with her editors? And what scene did she delete from her manuscript at the final stage?
J. L. BELL is a writer and reader of fantasy literature for children. His favorite authors include L. Frank Baum, Diana Wynne Jones, and Susan Cooper. He is an Assistant Regional Advisor in the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, and was the editor of Oziana, creative magazine of the International Wizard of Oz Club, from 2004 to 2010.
Living in Massachusetts, Bell also writes about the American Revolution at Boston 1775.