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  • Jethro's Brother Bill
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    Across Five Aprils- Summary The book Across Five Aprils, by Irene Hunt, is a great fiction novel that gives the reader a good perspective of the average family during the Civil War. This book shows the hardships and tough times that the war cast upon everyone in the U.S. The author tries to get the reader to be sucked in by the constant goings on in the lives of the many characters. This story takes place in southern Illinois in the 1860's during the Civil War. The main character, Jethro Creight...
  • Jethro During The Civil War
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    Across Five Aprils This Newberry award nominated book, written by Irene Hunt, tells the story of the "home life" of her grandfather, Jethro, during the Civil War. Not only does it give a sense of what it is like to be in the war but also it really tells you exactly what the men leave behind. Jethro is forced to make hard decisions, and face many hardships a boy his age shouldn't have to undergo. This is an admirable historical fiction book that leaves it up to the reader to decide if being at ho...
  • Jethro's Brother's Tom And His Cousin Eb
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    This story begins in mid-April in the year 1861 and centers on the Creighton family. Ellen Creighton, the matriarch of the family was a small woman, who had been a pretty girl in her youth when she married Matthew Creighton in the 1830's. She had given birth to twelve children and Jethro, with whom this story follows, was the youngest of her children. He was born in 1852, the same year that she lost three of her children to the dreaded childhood disease known as "child paralysis". Jethro had som...
  • Ellen Favors Jethro
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    English Extra Credit Reading 3/23/03 Title: Across Five Aprils. It is called that because the war passes by five Aprils. Publisher: Pacer Books. It was published at New York, NY. No. # of Pages: 188. Setting: Its in The mid 1800's in Southern Illinois. Jasper County, Illinois is where the story's setting is. Most of the people of Jasper County are on the North's side, however there are people that are secretly on the south's side. Critique: The unforgettable story of young Jethro Creighton who c...
  • One Of Jethro's Brothers
    389 words
    Across five aprils follows the life of Jethro Creighton, a young farm boy in rural Illinois as he grows from a protected and provided for nine year old, to a educated and responsible young adult during the chaos of the civil war. In the beginning of the book Jethro has a romanced and incorrect idea of what war is like. Jethro knows little about war except that of what he has heard from old war heroes tales. His brothers get packed away one by one to different sides of the war. Not until then doe...
  • Decision Bill Creighton
    368 words
    In Across FIve Aprils, the character are faced with many difficult decisions, which range from difficult choices on love to loyalty. One such example is the decision Bill Creighton makes. He decided that he wanted to join sides with the Confederate army, against his area's popular belief to support the Union. Bill decided to do this because, in his belief, and area shouldn't have its way of life taken away from it because of war. This shows that Bill cares about t others and feel that things tha...

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