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Irene Hunt (May 18, 1907 – May 18, 2001) was born to Franklin P. and Sarah Land Hunt on May 18, 1907 in Pontiac, Illinois. The family soon moved to Newton, Illinois, but Franklin died when Hunt was only seven, and the family moved again to be close to Hunt's grandparents. Hunt's childhood was lonely, but she shared a special relationship with her grandfather who told her stories about his childhood during the Civil War. The stories she heard from her grandfather became the basis of the story of Jethro in her Newbery Honor book Across Five Aprils.

Hunt graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana to go onto University of Minnesota, Minneapolis where she earned her M.A. In Illinois public schools, she was a teacher of English and French. Later, she taught psychology at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, but eventually came back to elementary and junior high school to become a director of language arts in Illinois. After she retired in 1969, Hunt devoted her time to writing. It was at age fifty-seven that she published her first novel.

When Across Five Aprils was published in 1965, it received much acclaim. Chosen a Newbery Honor Book, the novel was also Hunt's personal favorite among the ones she wrote. A critic maintains: "Brilliant characterization, a telling sense of story, an uncanny ability to balance fact and fiction, and compassionate, graceful writing mark Hunt's small but distinguished body of work." With Across Five Aprils, Hunt established herself as one of the greatest historical novelists, proving that she can write for both adult and children audiences. With her faith in "courage, love, and mercy," Hunt wrote her books to emphasize this faith.

Her next novel, Up a Road Slowly, won the 1967 Newbery Medal.

She died on her 94th birthday on May 18, 2001.

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Total Books: 97
Up a Road Slowly
2009 - Up a Road Slowly (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781439519592
ISBN-10: 1439519595
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No Promise in the Wind
2008 - No Promise in the Wind (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781439519561
ISBN-10: 1439519560
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Across Five Aprils Golden Mountain Chronicles 1885
Across Five Aprils
2002 - Across Five Aprils (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780425182789
ISBN-10: 0425182789
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 33

Lottery Rose The
2002 - Lottery Rose The [DIGEST] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780425182796
ISBN-10: 0425182797
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 7

No Promises in the Wind
2002 - No Promises in the Wind (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425182802
ISBN-10: 0425182800
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 7

Trail of Apple Blossoms
1991 - Trail of Apple Blossoms (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780813672205
ISBN-10: 0813672201
Genre: Children's Books
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Across Five Aprils
1986 - Across Five Aprils (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780425102411
ISBN-10: 0425102416
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 112

The Lottery Rose
1986 - The Lottery Rose (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780425101537
ISBN-10: 0425101533
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 10

No Promises in the Wind
1986 - No Promises in the Wind (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425099698
ISBN-10: 0425099695
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 19

Lottery Rose
1983 - Lottery Rose (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780441495160
ISBN-10: 0441495168
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No Promises in the Wind
1981 - No Promises in the Wind (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780441588640
ISBN-10: 0441588646
Genre: Children's Books
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Across Five April's
1980 - Across Five April's (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780441003174
ISBN-10: 0441003176
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

William
1978 - William (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780448160764
ISBN-10: 0448160765
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The Lottery Rose
1976 - The Lottery Rose (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780684145730
ISBN-10: 0684145731
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Up a Road Slowly
1966 - Up a Road Slowly (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780448164960
ISBN-10: 0448164965
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 4

Up A Road Slowly Winner of the Newbery Medal
Up a Road Slowly Winner of the Newbery Medal (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780448048895
ISBN-10: 0448048892
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Up A Road Slowly
Up a Road Slowly (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780448121475
ISBN-10: 0448121476
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

William a Novel [William Juv] (Other)Paperback
Claws of a Young Century A Novel
Claws of a Young Century a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780684165257
ISBN-10: 0684165252
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

The Everlasting Hills
The Everlasting Hills (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780684183404
ISBN-10: 0684183404
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Lift [LIFT, literature is for thinking] (Other)
Across Five Aprils - Latitudes Resources to Integrate Language Arts  Social Studies