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Across Five April's by Irene Hunt

Across Five April's (original 1964; edition 1980)

by Irene Hunt

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Title:Across Five April's
Authors:Irene Hunt
Info:Ace Books (1980), Mass Market Paperback
Collections:Your library
Tags:YA, Newbery

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Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (1964)


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A quiet little book tracing the changes brought to an Illinois farm boy and his family throughout the Civil War. Nicely written, with a good mix of narrative and historical summary. ( )
  electrascaife | Aug 28, 2016 |
Excellent YA Civil War novel, showing complex issues faced by a rural family in southern Illinois, 1861-1865. At the start of the War, Jethro Creighton, the main character, is nine years old. His brothers, cousins, and older friends fight on both sides of the conflict. Although too young to fight, Jethro must face his own battles at home, with an ailing father and threatening townsfolk. ( )
  lizzieross | Jun 21, 2016 |
What a book! Would recommend it to anyone interested in the time period of the Civil War. So well-written and I felt as if I actually knew the characters. It is a Newbery Medal Honor Book. ( )
  RhondasReading | Jun 2, 2016 |
A good short story about the Civil War.
  david__clifford | Feb 3, 2016 |
A wonderful book. Rinaldi is one of my favorite authors. She has a simple, but beautiful writing style; one simply becomes a character in the book, not just, a bystander. Across Five Aprils is a moving story that draws the reader in, causing he or she to feel the joys and sorrows of the characters. This will always be one of my favorite books. ( )
  KristaK | May 14, 2015 |
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Ellen Creighton and her nine-year-old son, Jethro, were planting potatoes in the half-acre just south of their cabin that morning in mid-April, 1861; they were out in the field as soon as breakfast was over, and southern Illinois at that hour was pink with sunrise and swelling redbud and clusters of bloom over the apple orchard across the road.
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Young Jethro Creighton grows from a boy to a man when he is left to take care of the family farm in Illinois during the difficult years of the Civil War.

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