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Across Five Aprils
Across Five Aprils
Author: Irene Hunt
Grades 4-8--This beautifully written novel offers valuable insights into the difficulties faced by families and communities caught up in the political, economic, and personal upheavals of war. The events of the Civil War unfold Across Five Aprils (Berkley Pub., 1986) in this moving story by Newbery Award winner, Irene Hunt. It is set in southern...  more
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ISBN-13: 9780425182789
ISBN-10: 0425182789
Publication Date: 1/8/2002
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
This is an excellent book, bringing the Civil War into a sharp focus for mid to late elementary students. Hunt provides ample detail to give the reader a clear picture of the battles/skirmishes, life of the soldier, and life of those left behind as their husbands/brothers/sons went off to fight. However, the detail is provided in a tasteful manner without including the full attrocities of the battles themselves. This book really brought home the lessons that the Civil War had/has to teach us. And the manner in which it was done was engaging and thought-provoking. It is a must read for all kids studying the Civil War as it goes beyond mere dates and names to really bring the reader alongside the characters.
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Very enjoyable book about a young boy living through the Civil War. I'm an adult and I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book meant for young readers.
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Newberry Medal Honor Book; Sory of young Jethro Creighton who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War.
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i thought that this book was pretty good but slow in some is also a little hard to read.