ACROSS FIVE APRILS
New York : Silver Burdett, 1992.
IL 5-8 RL 6.6
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
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction
Illinois -- History -- Fiction
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