Across Five Aprils Book Summary and Study Guide

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Over the course of 5 Aprils, Jethro keeps the family farm going while his brothers and friends go off to fight in the Civil War. He grows up in the process and deals with the effects of the war on himself and his family. Issues of truth, honesty, loyalty, desertion, mercy, bravery, and love are covered in the telling of the story. This is a fictional personalized account of the war and gives great information about the war and politics of the 1860's.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   conduct in war Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Loss of...    -   brother/sisters Conflict:    -   War, general    -   War, Civil

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   farmer Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   very gullible, like Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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