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Johnny Tremain by Ester Forbes

 

Ask anyone who read Johnny Tremain several decades ago, and we guarantee they'll remember one thing: it's about an apprentice silversmith in Colonial Boston who burns his hand really, really badly on molten silver. To give Esther Forbes credit, it's a memorable image. It's like when Viserys gets molten gold poured on his head in A Game of Thrones, but with less royal infighting and more workplace injury.

So what's a silversmith who can't make silver stuff anymore to do? Find a new job, of course. But in Boston in 1773-1775, that's not so easy. What is easy is starving to death—no workman's comp laws, remember? Shmoop doesn't go for lying down and admitting defeat, and neither does our pal Johnny. And neither do America's Founding Fathers, many of whom play very visible roles in Johnny's new life as rider, punch stirrer, tea chest chopper, and secret messenger for a group of Bostonians who are all about rebelling against the Mother Country. (That's England. Technically, it's Great Britain, but they call it England throughout the book.)

What's interesting is that Esther Forbes published Johnny Tremain in 1943, when the United States was in the middle of World War II, in which the United States and the United Kingdom (yet another way to refer to Great Britain) were allies. But that's okay because Forbes makes it clear that England is not the real enemy—the real enemy is any government that threatens the liberty of its people or just doesn't stand up for them. So, in a roundabout way, Johnny Tremain is partly about the importance of workman's comp laws.

Johnny Tremain won the Newbery Medal in 1944 and has never been out of print. It often shows up on reading lists from elementary school to college—hey, this book has serious range—which might be because Forbes brings her experience as an accomplished novelist for adults and a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian to the table. Johnny Tremain doesn't talk down to anybody.


Форбс Эстер. Джонни Тремейн

Кто такой Джонни Тремейн? Представьте себе подростка. Ему исполнилось всего четырнадцать лет, а он уже серебряных дел мастер. Хозяин его стар, и потому он доверяет Джонни выполнять все самые сложные заказы. Вдруг…Впрочем, о том, что случилось вдруг, вы узнаете, когда прочтёте эту книгу. Автор её — известная современная американская писательница Эстер Форбс. Книга рассказывает о прошлом: середина XVIII века, североамериканские колонии Англии накануне Войны за независимость. Герои повести и прежде всего Джонни Тремейн оказываются свидетелями таких известных исторических событий, как «бостонское чаепитие», и принимают участие в первых схватках с королевскими войсками.

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Визуальные словари

Визуальные словари – отличные помощники при изучении иностранных языков. Для объяснения значения терминов и понятий в них используются изображения, что позволяет легче запоминать новые слова. Информация в таких словарях обычно располагается не в алфавитном порядке, а тематическими группами.

В фонде зала литературы на иностранных языках есть следующие визуальные словари.

 

Большой визуальный словарь на английском, китайском, корейском и русском языках / под общей редакцией Жана-Клода Корбея. - Москва : Эксмо, 2014 - 1232 с.

Данный словарь посвящен всему тому, что окружает человека в современном мире, и предназначен для самой широкой аудитории. В нем представлены 25000 понятий в виде подписей на четырех языках к подробным и реалистичным иллюстрациям, поэтому слова не только просто понять, но и легко запомнить. Словарь разделен на 18 тематических разделов, что способствует быстрому поиску слов.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Англо-русский, русско-английский визуальный мини-словарь / под общей редакцией Жана-Клода Корбея. - Москва : Эксмо, 2018 - 621 с.

Словарь является сокращенной версией полного визуального словаря; в нем наглядным образом представлены 13500 слов английского языка, сгруппированные по темам. Словарь легко читается, удобен в применении; в нем легко найти точный и корректный термин в любой профессиональной области или сфере интересов; его можно использовать для перевода слов как с английского, так и с русского языка.

Визуальные словари станут незаменимым справочным пособием для школьников и студентов, лингвистов и филологов, переводчиков и редакторов - для самого широкого круга читателей, изучающих иностранные языки и стремящихся к эффективному расширению словарного запаса.