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Across five aprils

Young Jethro Creighton grows from a boy to a man when he is left to take care of the family farm in Illinois during the difficult years of the Civil War.

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  • "Young Jethro Creighton grows from a boy to a man when he is left to take care of the family farm in Illinois during the difficult years of the Civil War."
  • "Young Jethro Creighton grows from a boy to a man when he is left to take care of the family farm in Illinois during the difficult years of the Civil War."@en
  • "Young Jethro Creighton grows from a boy to a man when he is left to take care of the family farm in Illinois during the difficult years of the Civil War. A young boy's experiences during the Civil War in the backwoods of southern Illinois. One brother joins the Union forces, the other the Confederacy, and the family is divided. 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.""@en
  • "Each succeeding spring brings a young Illinois boy closer to manhood as he faces the harsh realities of the American Civil War."@en
  • "Relates one young man's life during the five years of the Civil War, as he grows from boyhood to manhood."@en
  • "Grade Level 8.9; Book #102; Points 11."
  • "Jethro, who is nine years old when the first April blooms, must run the farm in southern Illinois almost alone during the Civil War. Dangers on the home front prove as exciting as those in battle."@en
  • "A tale of the American Civil War based closely on the personal reminiscences of the author's grandfather, showing the effects of the war on the lives of a farming family in southern Illinois."@en
  • "During the Civil War, nine-year-old Jethro must run the family farm in southern Illinois."
  • "Each successful spring brings a young Illinois boy closer to manhood as he faces the harsh realities of the American Civil War. This is the Follett Prize book. It is, as the publisher claims, a book for all age levels, although older readers will be better able to appreciate its many nuances. It begins in April, 1861 on the Creighton farm in southern Illinois; it ends on the same farm in April, 1865, thus the title. April is the month of beginnings and endings, when the cold winds reluctantly give way to the soft breezes that signal rebirth. In 1861, young Jethro Creighton is warmed by the romantic idea of war; of banners flying, bands playing, men marching. By April 1865, he has lost his brother Tom, witnessed the burning of his father's barn because his brother Bill joined the Confederates and seen his father become an old man. He has himself gone from boyhood to manhood in these pages. The joy of peace is lost in the tragedy of Lincoln's assassination, yet life must go on, and Jethro faces his life with the maturity of one who has been tested. A beautifully written, spare prose makes all this come vividly, sometimes painfully, alive. Despite the large number of Civil War books, there is always room left for one like this."@en

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  • "Across five Aprils : with connected readings"
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  • "Across Five April's"
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