In the early days of Texas history, ten-year-old Johann comes from Germany with his family to settle in this vast land and soon grows to love his new home....
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Johnny Texas Reviews
In this book, the author, Carol Hoff makes the plot clear to all readers that the reason for the family to move to Texas is, to gain a freedom that has not been achieved for them before. She makes it easy to know what the purpose of the book is, because of the plot, which makes it easy to Identify. Characterization: Mamma is a german women who liked her home, but her family moved to the U.S. for a change. Pappa is a strong tall man who is looking for a different life in Texas. Johnny Texas is a kid who just wants to take after his father in all aspects of his life.The setting was in Texas,during the almo time period. In order to have problems with the Mexicans, it had to be during this time period. Without being in the time period that they were in, they wouldn’t have the same challenges that they had if they were in 2013. Texas is a perfect place to base a story from. Texas is wide open, and full of opportunities, but along the way there will be some struggles. I would recommend this book to any person in middle school or high school. I would recommend this book to a grade schooler, because it is at their reading level. For a high schooler, it is a interesting and easy book to read.
In the movie Stone Reader, we are asked to recall the books that initiated our love of reading. Johnny Texas comes to mind immediately for me. After a little searching, Heidi, is there as well. I think I read Heidi first. I must have been younger. My memory isn't quite as vivid. But I know I read it over and over.The memory of Johnny, however is VIVID. Miss Durdin, my third grade teacher, read it aloud to our class. I was hooked. I never owned a copy until Amazon.com. I now own about 10 copies. But I checked it out from the bookmobile that came to our school, and from the wonderful children's book room of the Tyrell Public library in Beaumont, Texas. I read it over and over. When I became an elementary school teacher, most years I read it aloud to MY classes. It just seemed fitting. And they LOVED it as well. It was originally published in 1950.
I read this book because my father recommended it to me. He read it as a young child and it began his love of reading and westerns. I can totally understand how this book sparked his passion. It was a wonderfully written story of a family's move to Texas from Germany. Hoff described their adventures, trials, and tribulations. I really enjoyed reading it and sharing my father's past.
I read this as a young boy, growing up with my Austin, Texas grandparents as role-models. a thrilling story of a German immigrant family and their trials in becoming "Texans"a little "old school" for youth of today, but a genuinely wonderful book for young readers. highly recommend
There's a lot packed into this short book. A German family immigrates to the Texas territory in the 1830. About settling/homesteading, hunting, planting, community, slavery, bravery.
This was a wonderful family read aloud before bedtime. We all enjoyed learning about the early history of Texas. Johnny is such a good role model for young boys.
In the early days of Texas history, ten-year-old Johann comes from Germany with his family to settle in this vast land and soon grows to love his new home.
Loved this book. I read it to my class during snack time and what a great discussion starter it was for them.
Great read for anyone who has German, Czech or Polish family that immigrated to Texas in the 1800s.
This is the first full book i read from start to finish on my own...