Johnny Tremain

Who are: ​ Johnny ​​Dove ​​Dusty ​​Mr. Lapham ​​Cilla ​​Isannah

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​​Mr. Lapham




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One of Lapham’s apprentices, Dove is sixteen at the start of the novel. No one remembers his first name. He is lazy and jealous of Johnny's skills as a silversmith. He is eventually fired and goes to work as a stable boy for Colonel Smith.

Johnny Tremain

A fourteen-year-old apprentice to Mr. Lapham, a silversmith. He is skinny and has light hair. Johnny is good-natured, hard-working, and well-liked, but he is also haughty and rude at times. After his hand is burned by some melted silver, Johnny must make a new life for himself as the American Revolution brews in Boston.

Mr. Lapham

Mrs. Lapham's father-in-law and the owner of the silversmith business. He is sometimes referred to as "Grandpa Lapham." He is extremely pious and serves as the deacon at Cockerel Church. As he has gotten older, he has become withdrawn and less interested in the business, which means Johnny often has to make decisions.

Cilla Lapham

Cilla is the pretty, intelligent daughter of Mrs. Lapham. As part of Johnny's apprenticeship, it is agreed that he will marry her when she comes of age. However, this arrangement is cancelled when he burns his hand and is unable to continue with his career. She is fiercely attached to her younger sister, Isannah. As she grows older, Cilla becomes a charming young woman with a talent for drawing.