Narrator Terry Bregy adopts an appropriately boyish tone for his reading of Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt, a Newbery Honor Book in Bregy compels . Across Five Aprils is a Newbury Honor-winning novel by Irene Hunt that was first See a complete list of the characters in Across Five Aprils and in-depth. A short summary of Irene Hunt’s Across Five Aprils. This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of Across Five Aprils.

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In sum, I am incredulous that this is so commonly assigned in schools. It covers the length of the war, parils there are a lot of generals and battles to have to keep track of, which will probably bog down story for the kids I am reading it with.

Across Five Aprils

Like Jethro, the book’s protagonist, her grandfather was only nine when the Civil War erupted, so Hunt used him as a vehicle through which to imagine what a family must have gone through at that time. And while I say that the right ain’t all on the side of the North, I know jest as well that it ain’t all on the side of the South either. It’s a large family with daughters embroiled in their own private war of romance and love held in check. Feb 02, Andrew Winkel rated it did not like it Shelves: The author gives readers compelling arguments on both sides and the emotions that went with that division, not only within the country but within communities and families.


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He writes Abraham Lincoln for advice on the matter. This is also a novel of a mother sending her children off to war, of a wife raising two children on her own, of a young woman facing the prospect of apils the man she loves. It is written from a child’s perspective and will certainly hold children’s interest aprilz, as the book itself points out, even children experienced the effects of war. He tells Jethro that Point Prospect is an awful place and that he regrets that he deserted but that now there is nothing he can do.

The president responds in a letter which guides him some, but more or less provides him with comfort; when a nine year old is in the midst of war, what is more important?

Aprrils how we rate. The battle of Gettysburg takes place and the Union wins. The historical writing is fantastic and the story represented the civil war fiction very well. I laughed and I cried with acrosx experiences of a very genuine family and the impact I am reading this with a book with a group of 6th graders, and so far they do not appreciate this excellent book. What about in the Creightons’ community?

The Newbery Award winning author of Up a Road Slowly presents the unforgettable story of Jethro Creighton—a brave boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War. Wilse and Matt begin to argue until Ellen point out that now it fkve not the time. Shadrach is badly injured and they fear that will not survive.

Feb 03, Stephen rated it really liked it.

Xcross story is told from the perspective of the youngest son watching his older brothers go off to war. Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. Published January 8th by Berkley first published Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!


Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Southern Illinois isn’t the richest, nor the most educated, but it is full of great, strong people and this book illustrates that well.

Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: I think irehe the beginnin’s of this war has been fanned by hate till it’s a blaze now; and a blaze kin destroy him that makes it and him that the fire was set to hurt. Jethro Creighton Miriam Byrd-Nethery Jun 15, Monica rated it did not like it. I am reading this with a book with a group of 6th graders, and so far they do not appreciate this excellent book.

For the band, see Across Five Aprils band. Open Preview See a Problem? It seems a little far-fetched especially a letter that personally composedbut I suppose it could happen.

I began reading it right away, but I found the slang too challenging at the time. He stared at the cut above Bill’s right eye, from which blood still trickled down his cheek