The unforgettable story of young Jethro Creighton, who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War, by the Newbery Award-winning author of "Up a Road Slowly." "An impressive book both as a historically authentic Civil War novel and as a beautifully written family story."--University of Chicago Center for Children's Books.The unforgettable story of young Jethro Creighton, who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War, by the Newbery Award-winning author of "Up a Road Slowly." "An impressive book both as a historically authentic Civil War novel and as a beautifully written family story."--University of Chicago Center for Children's Books.Read Less
Fair. Size: wb600; light rubbing, scratches, small pockmarks on back cover, faded page edgesPages are clean and binding is good. The spine has bends and the cover has wear from reading including rubbing and bends. Quick response.
Will Lee cover art. Good. No dust jacket. Ex-library. JUVENILE 12 YEARS AND UP. This is a story of the American Civil War from Southern Illinois. 5 tapes and 6.5 hours of listening. Narrator Tom Stechschulte. This book won the Newbery Medal for author.
Good+/Good. 3rd Printing. Inscribed & Signed By Author. 8vo-over 8"-9" Tall Octavo. 221 pp, brown-light green cloth bound boards w/gilt lettering, dj green-purple-brown w/blk-wht lettering w/color wraparound illustration, Inscribed & SIGNED by the author, illustrated map eps, dj has Follett Award sticker on front cover, dj worn at corner, dj small 1/2" bottom edge back panel, slight cocking to book. Novel of frontier life in Illinois during the years of the Civil War as experienced by a young boy, his family, & neighbors.
Good in Good dust jacket. 221, originally priced at $3.95/signed by author/maroon and green cloth HB with gold lettering on front and spine in color illus; Ted jacket of Civil War cannon sitting in field under tree/white lettering on front and spine/jacket in mylar/tear at top and bo.
One of those books everyone should read. Based on her family's history it brings the daily life part of the Civil War to life.
Dec 9, 2010
This book, written for older children, gives such a well written personal account of the Civil War. It is neutral and portrays the era and events so skillfully. The book is an ideal way for a child to gain an understanding of that war.
Aug 6, 2007
Across Five Aprils
Across Five Aprils plunges you into life during the Civil War. Jethro watches as his family is torn apart by the intense emotions of that era in our nation's history. He carries burdens far beyond his years and experiences heartaches that combine to mold him into an exceptional young man. This book is written by Jethro's grandaughter. Compiling letters, journals, and memories from the stories her grandfather Jethro told her ,Irene Hunt has written a book that takes the reader back almost 150 years. Told through the eyes and heart of a 9 yr old boy, the emotions, the struggles and the heartaches of that terrible period in our nation's history became real for me in a way I'd never imagined. This book is a must read.
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