Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt audiobook

Across Five Aprils

By Irene Hunt
Read by Tom Stechschulte

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Southern Illinois is a place of mixed emotions as the American Civil War erupts. For the Creightons, the war lures two sons to the Union army and one to the Confederacy, leaving 10-year-old Jethro to care for the family farm. As the war rages, Jethro does whatever he can to learn about the fates of his brothers, while the Creighton family faces its own danger. Some townspeople can't forgive the Creightons for having a rebel son-and they're willing to use violence to make their feelings known. In a state torn by conflicting loyalties, Jethro is forced to grow up quickly to preserve his family and their home. Across Five Aprils is a powerful classic from Newbery Medal-winning author Irene Hunt. Tom Stechschulte's homespun narration brings out the spirit and courage of a boy who shoulders a tremendous load--and becomes a young man in the process.

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Summary

Summary

Southern Illinois is a place of mixed emotions as the American Civil War erupts. For the Creightons, the war lures two sons to the Union army and one to the Confederacy, leaving 10-year-old Jethro to care for the family farm. As the war rages, Jethro does whatever he can to learn about the fates of his brothers, while the Creighton family faces its own danger. Some townspeople can't forgive the Creightons for having a rebel son-and they're willing to use violence to make their feelings known. In a state torn by conflicting loyalties, Jethro is forced to grow up quickly to preserve his family and their home. Across Five Aprils is a powerful classic from Newbery Medal-winning author Irene Hunt. Tom Stechschulte's homespun narration brings out the spirit and courage of a boy who shoulders a tremendous load--and becomes a young man in the process.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An intriguing and beautifully written book.” New York Times
“A powerfully moving story about the Creighton family of Southern Illinois and their personal struggles in the War Between the States.” Chicago Daily News
“Drawing from family records and from stories told by her grandfather, the author has, in an uncommonly fine narrative, created living characters and vividly reconstructed a crucial period of history.” Booklist
“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.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Irene Hunt

Author Bio: Irene Hunt

Irene Hunt (1907–2001) was an American children’s writer best known for historical novels. Her first book, Across Five Aprils was a runner-up for the Newbery Medal, an award which she won for her second novel, Up a Road Slowly. She was a nominee in 1974 for the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition available to creators of children’s books.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 6.48
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English