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Hunt, Irene
New York : Silver Burdett, 1992.
IL 5-8 RL 6.6
ISBN 0425102416
Young Jethro Creighton watches the beginnings of the Civil War. He has older brothers on each side of the dispute. His idol, the school teacher engaged to his sister also joins the fight. Jethro is left to do the work formerly shared by all the brothers. In "Across Five Aprils", we relive Jethro's aching muscles and fearful rides back from town for supplies. We also witness the boy's innocent faith in the Presidency and his brave defense of a cousin who deserted.
SUBJECTS:     United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction
                        Illinois -- History -- Fiction


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