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Under the Hawthorn Tree

by Marita Conlon McKenna (author)

Suitable for 9 - 12 years

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The classic story of three Irish children fighting for survival in the Great Famine. Can their struggle possibly have a happy ending? When their parents vanish and they are evicted from their home, Eily, Michael and Peggy are left to fend for themselves. They have nothing in the world other than their courage and one another. So they begin a long, desperate journey across a country ravaged by starvation… Ireland’s bestselling children’s book: an incredible story of bravery, hope and survival against all the odds.

  • First in this bestselling saga of courage and survival
  • Gives the time of the Great Hunger a vivid human face
  • A fascinating read full of historical facts to discover
  • Explores issues of tenant rights and Irish emigration

Product Details

Catalogue number

8044 in Schools Catalogue Ireland 2018/19, 322 in Setanta Primary September 2018 and 804 in Setanta Primary November 2018

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780862782061

Publisher

O'Brien Press Ltd

Date published

April 21st, 1995

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.4; Middle years; 4.0 points

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  • 160 pages
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    Sarahxxx
    on 3 October 2015

    Love it on pg 89 really good

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    bookaholic202
    on 7 March 2014

    This really spoke to me. its all about these three siblings during the famine who try to find their great aunts. Its really sad but amazing.