[Children's Fiction (Ages 8-12)]
[Read by Terry Bregy]
Author Irene Hunt, who won the Newbery Medal for her novel Up a Road Slowly, went to live at her grandfather's farm in Illinois after her father's death in 1914. Her grandfather's stories of his boyhood during the Civil War became the basis for this compelling novel, Across Five Aprils.
Although young Jethro Creighton never witnessed a battle, his life on the family farm in southern Illinois was shattered by the Civil War. He was nine years old in 1861 and over the next five years, he would learn that war deeply affects lives well beyond its gruesome battlefields.
Join with narrator Terry Bregy as he brings to life one boy's story -- how Jethro grows from a sensitive, carefree child to a man before his time, learning to face each day with courage and finally, hope.
Awards for Irene Hunt: Across Five Aprils was named a Newbery Honor book in 1965, received the Charles W. Follett Award in 1964, and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1966.
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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.
Terry Bregy is a narrator of children's and young adult books. Some of his published credits include Morning Girl, Paddle-to-the-Sea, and Across Five Aprils.
In this 1964 Newbery Medal Honor Book, Jethro is a young farm boy in Illinois when the Civil War erupts. As he and his family confront the terror of war, he takes on huge responsibilities and becomes a wise and compassionate young man. Through conversations, newspaper articles and letters, narrator BrŽgy portrays the distinctive voices and phraseology of an earlier era, along with gentle humor and the reality of war. BrŽgy also projects a sense of wonder as he narrates the splendid text. The final bittersweet vignettes include a letter from Lincoln to Jethro and the story of Lincoln's shocking assassination. Hunt and BrŽgy add an outstanding audio volume to American historical fiction for young people. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Follett, 1964. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110695401009
Book Description Follett. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0695401009 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1206208
Book Description Follett, 1964. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Albert John Pucci (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0695401009