Study Guide

Across Five Aprils Characters

By Irene Hunt

Jethro Creighton

Now this is a story all about howJeth's life got twisted upside down.And we'd like to a minute to...

Shadrach "Shad" Yale

Shad is probably one of the smartest guys in Jasper County, and it's a good thing since he's the...

Abraham Lincoln

It's the man… the legend… the 16th President of the United States of America. Okay,...

Bill Creighton

If the Creightons were a boy band, Bill would be the gentle and quiet bassist that all the girls...

Dave Burdow

It's hard to like Dave Burdow in the beginning (because of the whole Mary thing, plus we're Team...

Ebenezer "Eb" Carron

"I'm goin' to git into this war jest as quick as I kin make it." (2.57)—Eb, speaking before...

Ellen Creighton

Ellen Creighton gives Wonder Woman a run for her money. Not only has she given birth to twelve...

Guy Wortman

Even Guy Wortman's name makes him sound like a scumbag extraordinaire. We think that Dave Burdow...

Jenny Creighton

Jenny is a little spitfire, and not your typical young farm girl of the 1860s. She's clever and a...

John Creighton

The oldest of the Creighton kids still hanging around the farm, John is besties with Bill. Being...

Matt Creighton

Patriarch of the Creighton clan, Matt is a stand up guy, respected by both his family and the...

Ross Milton

Nothing like a good ol' wise sage to admire, and Ross Milton fills that role perfectly. He has...

Sam Gardiner

This guy is definitely on Team Creighton, and for that we adore him. The "pudgy, round-faced...

Tom Creighton

We've got a fighter on our hands in Tom Creighton who, along with Eb, is more than eager to sign...