Across Five Aprils

Across Five Aprils Author Irene Hunt
ISBN-10 1101127945
Year 2002-01-08
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Penguin

The unforgettable story of young Jethro Creighton who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War. "An intriguing and beautifully written book, a prize to those who take the time to read it, whatever their ages."—The New York Times "This is a beautifully written book, filled with bloodshed, hate, and tears, but also with love, loyalty, and compassion, with unforgettable characters, and with ideas and implications that have meaning for young people today."—Chicago Tribune "A powerfully moving story about the Creighton family of Southern Illinois and their personal struggles in the War Between the States."—Chicago Daily News "Drawing from family records and from stories told by her grandfather, the author has, in an uncommonly fine narrative, created living characters and vividly reconstructed a crucial period of history."—ALA Booklist "An impressive book both as a historically authenticated Civil War novel and as a beautifully written family story...The realistic treatment of the intricate emotional conflicts within a border-state family is superb. The details of battles and campaigns are deftly integrated into letters and conversations, and the characters are completely convincing."—University of Chicago Center for Children's Books From the Paperback edition.

A Study Guide for Irene Hunt s Across Five Aprils

A Study Guide for Irene Hunt s  Across Five Aprils Author Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN-10 9781410339300
Pages 16
Language en
Publisher Gale, Cengage Learning

A Study Guide for Irene Hunt's "Across Five Aprils," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace for all of your research needs.

Across Five Aprils

Across Five Aprils Author Irene Hunt
ISBN-10 0395775345
Year 1997
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin

The historical novel, Across five Aprils, set at the time of the Civil War, chronicles the war as well as the story of a young boy's growing up. A sourcebook of activities and related readings accompanies this coming-of-age novel.

Novels Set in Illinois

Novels Set in Illinois Author Source Wikipedia
ISBN-10 1230776834
Year 2013-09
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Booksllc.Net

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 39. Chapters: 33 Snowfish, Across Five Aprils, A Long Way from Chicago, A Year Down Yonder, Bertram Cope's Year, Dandelion Wine, Double Identity (novel), Extra Credit, Farewell Summer, Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse, From No Man's Land to Plaza del Lago, Galatea 2.2, Lily Beach, Limitations (book), Ordinary People (novel), Prisoner's Dilemma (novel), Running with the Demon, Second Chance (Left Behind: The Kids), Something Wicked This Way Comes (novel), So Long, See You Tomorrow, Summer of Night, The Book of Ruth (novel), The Golden Book of Springfield, The Lincoln Hunters, The Pale King, Waking the Dead (novel). Excerpt: Dandelion Wine is a 1957 novel by Ray Bradbury, taking place in the summer of 1928 in the fictional town of Green Town, Illinois - a pseudonym for Bradbury's childhood home of Waukegan, Illinois. The novel developed from the short story "Dandelion Wine" which appeared in the June 1953 issue of Gourmet magazine. The title refers to a wine made with dandelion petals and other ingredients, commonly citrus fruit. In the story, dandelion wine, as made by the protagonist's grandmother, serves as a metaphor for packing all of the joys of summer into a single bottle. The main character of the story is Douglas Spaulding, a 12-year-old boy loosely patterned after Bradbury. Most of the book is focused upon the routines of small-town America, and the simple joys of yesterday. As Bradbury writes in "Just This Side of Byzantium," a 1974 essay used as an introduction to the book, Dandelion Wine is a recreation of a boy's childhood, based upon an intertwining of Bradbury's experiences and his unique imagination. Farewell Summer, the official sequel to Dandelion Wine, was published in October 2006. While Farewell Summer is a direct continuation of the plot of Dandelion Wine, Something...

Across 5 Aprils

Across 5 Aprils Author Alexander S. Frazier
ISBN-10 1560771089
Year 1990-08-01
Pages 85
Language en

"Designed to accommodate a variety of teaching styles and goals. Students will learn how to interpret character and how to analyze and discuss a literary work." They learn key terms, learn details of the conflict and asked to write a personal narrative of the war.

The Newbery Companion

The Newbery Companion Author John Thomas Gillespie
ISBN-10 1563088134
Year 2001
Pages 465
Language en
Publisher Libraries Unlimited

Put a wealth of information about Newbery award winners and honor books (1922-2001) at your fingertips. You'll find detailed plot summaries, booktalks, updated information about the winning titles and authors, suggestions for read-alikes, and ideas for introducing the books to young readers.

Honey for a Teen s Heart

Honey for a Teen s Heart Author Gladys Hunt
ISBN-10 9780310872658
Year 2010-06-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Zondervan

Help Your Teen Catch the Lifelong Reading Bug.Honey for a Teen’s Heart spells out how good books can help you and your teenager communicate heart-to-heart about ideas, values, and the various issues of a Christian worldview. Sharing the adventure of a book lets both of you know the same people, see the same sights, face the same choices, and feel the same emotions. Life spills out of books--giving you plenty to talk about! But Honey for a Teen’s Heart will do more than strengthen the bonds between you and your son or daughter. You’ll also learn how to help your teen catch the reading habit and become a lover of good books. Gladys Hunt’s insights on how to read a book, what to look for in a book, and how to question what you read will challenge you and your teenager alike. It’s training for life! And it’s fabulous preparation for teens entering college. Including an annotated list of over four hundred books, Honey for a Teen’s Heart gives you expert guidance on the very best books for teens.