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I’m sorry that I can’t report being impressed with the Newbery Selection Committee’s selection.

Which, hey, is a lot like reading about them in history books. Published January 8th by Berkley first published Jethro Creighton Miriam Byrd-Nethery I don’t think I kin stand it. Talk to your kids about User Reviews Parents say Kids say.

The first chapter begins by presenting Ellen Creighton with her son, Jethro, planting potatoes. The men who deserted were still armed and they soon started to cause troubles. I decreed that we’d finish it as an audio book so I could explain its many virtues and strengths to her.

It is another book I give an extra star to for no vulgar language, gratuitous sex, or descriptive violence. Search for ” Across Five Aprils ” on Amazon. There isn’t eve The 12yo in my house had to finish this for summer reading, and would not stop complaining about how boring it was.

An absolute piece of shit. August 13th, 14 August Dread Central Radio The man that does what he feels he needs to do, and is criticized for it. The Invention of Hugo Cabret. See how we rate. As far as getting their point across, they did very well. Sometimes it was difficult to understand the conversations because she was true to the characters and wrote exactly as they spoke. Bill was a character anyone could relate to. I really liked Jethro and could relate to “the lonely ache that beauty sometimes brought to him,” his personality, the feeling of loss that growing up sometimes brings, and his sensitivity “to color and contrast,” among other things.


It is beautifully written, with wonderfully well developed characters. I’m a country kid so I can easily interpret it all ; Any certain slang you can’t comprehend? I was forced to read it in school and hated it. It had love, family, and war in I wouldn’t suggest this to anyone unless you are having trouble getting to sleep or if you actually like the Civil War which if you do I don’t mean to offend.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. I’m really glad I chose to read this book.

But then again, maybe I’m just baised against anything I am forced to read. Trivia About Across Five Aprils.

The only other reason to read it is because of the entertainment aspect, and that is practically nonexistent. The poor grammar of Jethro and his family written can be hard to read at times also but you get used to it.

I thought that the book was great.

Across Five Aprils

So, when I was at a small thrift store close to where I live I saw this there for a quarter and I had to pick it up. This article is about the novel. So to say I hated this book was an understatement.


About these links Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Her grandfather was 9 years old when the Civil War began and the story 11 year old Jethro chronicles is her grandfather’s story. It covers the length of the war, so there are a lot of generals and battles to have to keep acdoss of, which will probably bog down story for the kids I am reading it with.

Across Five Aprils Book Review

The summer goes by and news about battles taking place reaches the family. In Februarythe war continues to become more violent and the family worries about Eb and Tom. Western Apprils Awards Televison.

Jethro loved Bill far and away beyond his other brothers; his mother understood why. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Not only was this book extremely boring, but it literally made me want to vomit every time I looked at the cover. The book is definitely a bit sad at times, but considering the aprls matter that can be expected.

The setting was also v This is the only book I have read that captures the reality of the Civil War in a gripping, astounding story.