" My fifth graders finished reading this a few weeks ago. Perfect for teachers, 5th-7th, who are studying the American Revolution. However, remember it was written in 1943, and this makes it more of a challenge for today's kids. Also, the beginning has a lot of action, but then it starts to slow down. My students got bored with it until I showed the Disney movie also called "Johnny Tremain". Then we did some movie/book comparisons and it helped them along to finish the book. PS: there are tons of thematic unit lessons available online and in teacher stores to accompany the book. "
— Christine, 1/22/2014