The Great Irish Famine brilliantly recreated through the story of three young survivors. Ireland in the 1840s is devastated by famine. When tragedy strikes their family Eily, Michael and Peggy are left to fend for themselves.
Starving and in danger of ending up in the dreaded workhouse, they escape. Their one hope is to find the great-aunts they have heard about in their mother's stories. With tremendous courage they set out on a journey that will test every reserve of strength, love and loyalty they possess. A new Classic Edition hardback of Under the Hawthorn Tree is now available. The other books in the Children of the Famine trilogy are Wildflower Girl and Fields of Home.
Under the Hawthorn Tree is also available in Irish, titled Faoin Sceach Gheal. A study guide to using the book in the classroom is available for free download .
|Publisher||The O'Brien Press|
|Publication date||11 Sep 2014|