Everything you need to understand or teach Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt.
Across Five Aprils begins at the onset of planting season in Southern Illinois. On an April 1861 morning, Matt and Ellen Creighton are working in the fields alongside their sons. Their daughter Jenny is at the cabin, taking care of the gardens and preparing the meals. Ellen and nine-year old Jethro plant potatoes while Matt and the older boys plow in other fields. Through their memories and thoughts, we learn of the family history and emotions surrounding current events. There are differing opinions within the family and community as the President hesitates declaring war. Tom and cousin Eb are anxious for the fighting to begin. Bill is not. All three are of fighting age. Schoolmaster Shadrach Yale, who is in love with Jenny, travels fifteen miles to the nearest town of Newton for the latest news. Upon his return, we learn the Confederate Army has fired on Fort Sumter. The... View more of the Across Five Aprils Summary
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