Across Five Aprils / Irene Hunt

Across Five Aprils / Irene Hunt

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Item #: 021689
ISBN: 9780425102411
Grades: 6-10

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Unforgettable story of young Jethro Creighton who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War.

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Primary Subject
Grade Start
Grade End
Mass Market
9 to 12
General Adult
Newbery Medal ( WON AWARD ) 1965
Irene Hunt
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Putnam Berkley Publishing Group
0.2 (lbs.)
6.5" x 4.5" x 0.62"
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A gentle Feast Curriculum
Tonya F on May 21, 2021
Studying about the Civil war
Jennifer T on Aug 26, 2020
A gentle Feast Curriculum
Tonya F on May 21, 2021
Quality and classic
Christy K on Oct 28, 2020
Studying about the Civil war
Jennifer T on Aug 26, 2020
required material
Katrina C on Aug 15, 2020
We chose this book to go with our history program.
Heidi F on Jul 21, 2020
Recommended by Charlotte Mason Ambleside Online for 5th grade
Natalie on Apr 20, 2020
teacher requested
crystal r on Aug 29, 2018
Chose this because it goes with America the Beautiful History course by Notgrass.
Karen J on Jun 16, 2018
curriculum suggested it
Brandie S on Aug 22, 2017
Using as additional reading for my 8th graders History curriculum.
Kim S on Aug 15, 2017
It is a part of the language arts program that we use, Learning Language Arts Through Literature.
Jessica on Jul 7, 2017
for an enrichment class
Karona D on Sep 18, 2016
It is part of our Learning Language Arts program. We have used LLATL in the past and have enjoyed the selection of books that are part of the program.
Laura E on Sep 9, 2016
Quality and classic
Christy K on Oct 28, 2020
required material
Katrina C on Aug 15, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent book. I read it before handing it off to my kids. My 9th header is using this book with Blackbird & CO’s literature/writing guide. I tied things together with history by adding other books about the Civil War & the times, including Lincoln’s speeches, “Up From Slavery”, “The Narrative of Frederick Douglass”, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, the GA Henty book about Lee & Virginia, a biography of Grant & a resource book about the Civil War. “Across Five Aprils” provided a spine for more in depth studies, as it touches on many of the key battles, figures & issues within its pages. The author has allowed for the human element of the war. I can relate to the character watching his cousin head off to fight for the opposite side, as many families could, and after the war there were times when old codgers who fought, one on this side, the other on that, ended up on their mutual grandchildren’s porch rockers mulling over just the hard questions the main character of this book faced.
September 1, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This was a great book that the whole family enjoyed listening to I think it really put perspective on the Civil War and how each side had some valid reasons for its point of view It also explained the family side of the war with families split up on different sides It is well written literature and valuable to read IMHO even if you aren't learning about the America's Civil War - we read it twice and the first time was when we were still in early American history My 2 yo only sort of paid attention but my 11 yo son and my 9 yo daughter enjoyed it
January 25, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5
Beautiful! Growing up is difficult enough but surrounded by war is the toughest way to grow up Set in the Civil War this book is perfect for middle school students to read on their own My sons enjoyed it tremendously!
September 16, 2005

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