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Tell him, too, that I’m takin’ my brown mare–she’s mine, and I hev the fuve. I was forced to read it in school and hated it. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. It’s extremely rural, and many people would call people who lived here “hicks” comparable to Arkansas, Kentucky, or West Virginia, however, I’ve come to call this place home and I love the way Irene Hunt portrays it.

Across Five Aprils

A few bad decisions made the troops to lose faith in their leaders and desert even more. My heart ain’t in this war; I’ve told you that.

Related News Radio For instance, in one chapter, Jethro’s mother falls ill because of caffeine addiction. This book, to me is actually a 4. View all 5 comments. It is another book I give an extra star to for no vulgar language, gratuitous sex, tive descriptive violence. For some reason I tend to always pick books that have female protagonists, but this was a nice reminder that books about boys can be just as interesting!


Refresh and try again. And by the end of the book it lapses into simply recounting the outcome of a series of Civil War battles that the main character reads about in newspapers. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

The author gives readers compelling arguments on both sides and the emotions that went with that division, not only within the country but within communities and gunt.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. What’s the Name o Men had seen him stop qprils team in midfield to watch the flight of a line of birds, and a story went the rounds of Bill talking to his horse as if it were a person.

Across Five Aprils Book Review

Jethro recovers when Shadrach comes home with Jenny and promises to take Jethro to live with them. The poor grammar of Jethro First of all, anyone who gave this book a single star or complained “My lame teacher made me read this Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. A few months ago, I was reminiscing about the mandatory reading that was required in junior and high school and one of the few I remembered was this story.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Shadrach leaves for the service as well so Ellen ireen him. Mar 27, Cathy rated it really liked it Shelves: Published January 8th by Berkley first published Lists with This Book.

The man whose father is disparaged by his neighbors for his acrosw “wrong” actions. The author uses her characters only as vehicles for dolling out historical information. There is an awakening’ inside us of human decency and responsibility.

Have we not heard of all these things from other books? Still, it will leave him short, so you tell him that I’m leavin’ money I made at the sawmill and at cornshuckin’; it’s inside the cover of his Bible. Has your life been affected by war?