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Under the Hawthorn Tree

ISBN: 9781402219061

By: Marita Conlon-McKenna

Published: 04/30/2009

Marita Conlon-McKenna's Children of the Famine series brings to life as never before the Great Famine of 1840s Ireland and the immigrations that followed.

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$5.99

Description

One of the greatest historical fiction adventures in children's literature.

Marita Conlon-McKenna's Children of the Famine series brings to life as never before the Great Famine of 1840s Ireland and the immigrations that followed. Winner of many awards and accolades, these are all-time classics in historical fiction for children. Join siblings Eily, Michael, and Peggy on their incredible journey as they overcome tragedy, famine, and poverty to make their way in a dangerous new world.

"Beautiful and moving…historically true and fictionally vivid."
Sunday Times

"Not a word, spoken or unspoken, nor an emotion, is wasted. Pace and style keep the pages turning, and you are filled with a sense of wanting more at the end. Highly recommended."
Books Ireland

"Brings to a satisfying conclusion one of the undoubted achievements of contemporary Irish children's literature."
Children's Books in Ireland

"Three novels which, in my opinion, must be counted among the very highest achievements of contemporary children's writing - from Ireland or elsewhere."
Robert Dunbar

Awards for Under the Hawthorn Tree

1991
International Reading Association Award

1991
Reading Association of Ireland Award

1993
(Shortlisted for)
Österreichischer Kinder und Jugendbuchpreis

1994
(Shortlisted for)
Le Prix Litteraire du Roman pour Enfants

About the Author

Marita Conlon-McKenna is one of Ireland's most popular children's authors. She has written nine bestselling children's books. Under the Hawthorn Tree, her first novel, became an immediate bestseller and has been described as "the biggest success story in children's historical fiction." Marita lives in Dublin with her husband and four children.

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Table of Contents

1. Hunger
2. Under the Hawthorn Tree
3. Nothing to Eat
4. On Their Own
5. The Road to the Workhouse
6. Follow the River
7. The Soup Kitchen
8. Beside the Lake
9. The Dogs
10. At the Harbor
11. Traveling by Night
12. The Thunderstorm
13. Peggy's Fever
14. Michael's Desperate Search
15. The Cow
16. Castletaggart
17. Journey's End

A Simple History of the Great Famine, 1845—1850
About the Author

Excerpt

Excerpt from Chapter 1

Hunger

The air felt cold and damp as Eily stirred in her bed and tried to pull a bit more of the blanket up to her shoulders. Her lit

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 7 in
Width: 5 in
Weight: 5.00 oz
Page Count: 144 pages

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