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Irene Hunt (1) (1907–2001)

Autor/a de Across Five Aprils

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Sobre l'autor

Irene Hunt has established herself as one of the premier writers of children's and young adult literature. Her first book, Across Five Aprils, published in 1964, won great acclaim for its dazzling characterizations and colorful historical detail. It also won numerous awards, including an American mostra'n més Notable Book Award, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and the Charles W. Follett Award. She soon followed with other popular books such as Up a Road Slowly, which won a Newbery Medal, and No Promises in the Wind. Her books have received enthusiastic response due to their superior plot points and imaginative method of storytelling. Hunt was born on May 18, 1907, in Pontiac, Ill. and attended the University of Illinois, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Originally a teacher of French and English in the public school system, she later taught psychology at the University of South Dakota, eventually returning to the public school system. Across Five Aprils was written in response to the literary needs of her students. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Irene Hunt

Across Five Aprils (1964) 4,992 exemplars
Up a Road Slowly (1966) 1,123 exemplars
No Promises in the Wind (1970) 710 exemplars
The Lottery Rose (1976) 555 exemplars
Trail of Apple Blossoms (1968) 54 exemplars
William (1977) 31 exemplars
The Everlasting Hills (1840) 30 exemplars
Great Children's Stories : The Classic Volland Edition (1972) — Introducció — 9 exemplars
Claws of a Young Century (1980) 8 exemplars
Lift: The lottery rose (1997) 2 exemplars
Classic Children's Stories (1988) 1 exemplars
L'année de mes seize ans. (1973) 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Pontiac, Illinois, USA
Lloc de defunció
Savoy, Illinois, USA
Llocs de residència
Newton, Illinois, USA
University of Minnesota (BA)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (MA)
University of Colorado
children's book author
Premis i honors
Newbery Honor Medal 1964
Newbery Medal 1967
Biografia breu
Irene Hunt was born in Pontiac, Illinois to Franklin P. and Sarah Land Hunt. When she was a baby, the family moved to Newton, Illinois. In 1914, after her father died when Irene was only seven, she and her mother went to live on her grandparents' farm nearby. She had a lonely childhood but her grandfather told her stories about his own childhood during the Civil War that later influenced her writing. Irene earned degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of Minnesota, and became a teacher of English and French in Illinois schools from 1930 to 1945. She taught psychology at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, for four years. She then returned to Illinois in 1950 to become a director of language arts in elementary and junior high school.

Irene was 57 years old in 1964 when her debut novel Across Five Aprils was published after she had received many rejection slips. Across Five Aprils, set in southern Illinois during the Civil War, received great acclaim -- it was chosen as a Newbery Honor Book and won a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and the Charles W. Follett Award. Her next novel, Up a Road Slowly (1966), received the 1967 Newbery Medal, among other honors. Irene retired in 1969 to devoted her time to writing, and published several more distinguished books for young readers and adults. Her work The Everlasting Hills received the Parents' Choice Award in 1985.




In 1861, America is on the cusp of war, and young Jethro Creighton is just nine-years-old. His brother, Tom, and his cousin, Eb, are both of fighting age. As Jethro's family is pulled into the conflict between the North and the South, loyalties are divided, dreams are threatened, and their bonds are put to the test in this heart-wrenching, coming of age story.
PlumfieldCH | Hi ha 43 ressenyes més | Sep 21, 2023 |
Sad and nuanced. I’ll write a more complete review later.
FamiliesUnitedLL | Hi ha 43 ressenyes més | Jun 18, 2023 |
1967 Newbery Medal Winner!
vashonpatty | Hi ha 25 ressenyes més | Apr 2, 2023 |
Good YA historical novel on the Civil War.
kslade | Hi ha 43 ressenyes més | Dec 8, 2022 |



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