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Across Five Aprils (1964)

by Irene Hunt

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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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Liked it a lot. A good look at the sobering painful realities of War Between the States, told in a pattern and language for young readers. (#81--a historical book)
  mullinstreetzoo | Feb 12, 2021 |
Really interesting to reread this. It's a very informative read, and effective pov. It could use with a more modern perspective -- it touches on slavery but does not fully confront it. ( )
  erikasolberg770 | Nov 4, 2020 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
As a fifth grade history teacher, I am always looking for books to recommend to my students and for potential read- alouds.
This book was well- researched and well- written. I think it would be appropriate for advanced fifth grade readers. It would not be suitable as a read aloud. I find that books such as this, with many references to obscure battles and other historical information does not always keep the interest of many students in the class who may not be interested in history or with limited attention span.
For more information about this book, see my blog post.
https://tinyurl.com/y24q5w7t ( )
  Chrissylou62 | Aug 1, 2020 |
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Bregy, TerryNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Falkenstern, LisaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Groh, ElaineCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pucci, Albert JohnIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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