Across Five Aprils

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Across Five Aprils
Irene Hunt - Across Five Aprils.jpeg
First edition
Author Irene Hunt
Illustrator Albert John Pucci
Country United States
Language English
Genre Historical novel
Publisher Follett
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 190
ISBN 978-0-425-10241-1

Across Five Aprils is a novel by Irene Hunt, published in 1964 and winner of the 1965 Newbery Honor, set in the Civil War era. Hunt was close to her grandfather who told her stories from his youth, which she incorporated into Across Five Aprils. Across Five Aprils is often considered the first YA novel.

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 1997 – Charles W. D. W. Award
  • A Newbery Honor Book

Screen adaptation[edit]

The novel was adapted to screen in 1990 by Kevin Meyer and starred Todd Duffey and Miriam Byrd-Nethery.


  1. ^ "Otto Bib". Retrieved 2008-03-12.  Otto entry for ISBN 978-0-425-10241-1