Across Five Aprils

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Berkley Publishing Group, 1964 - Juvenile Fiction - 190 pages
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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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User Review  - electrascaife - LibraryThing

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. Read full review

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User Review  - ChristaSparks - LibraryThing

Summary of Book- The book called Across Five Aprils is about a boy who is growing up during the Civil War. He learns how important and life changing the war really is. He has to watch his three ... Read full review


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Irene Hunt is the author of many distinguished books for young people. Her first novel, Across Five Aprils, was a Newberry Honor Book and received a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. For her second novel, Up a Road Slowly, Ms. Hunt was awarded the Newberry Medal. Ms. Hunt was born in southern Illinois and has received degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of Colorado. For many years she taught in the public schools of northern Illinois, and later she taught psychology at the University of South Dakota. Ms. Hunt now lives in Florida.

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