Under the Hawthorn Tree (Children of the Famine #1) (Paperback)

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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)
sterreichischer 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781402219061
ISBN-10: 1402219067
Publisher: Sourcebooks Young Readers
Publication Date: May 1st, 2009
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Children of the Famine