The War Movie Buff reviewed Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011. Here’s an excerpt:
“Across Five Aprils” is a young adult novel by Irene Hunt. It won the Newbery Medal. It was published in 1964. It is set on a farm in southern Illinois during the Civil War. The main character is Jethro who is nine at the time of the first April. Hunt was inspired by stories told by her grandfather Jethro Creighton. As a result of the war, he sees his family broken up as his brothers go off to war.
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