Under the Hawthorn Tree

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 little 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

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  • Love it on pg 89 really good

    3 October 2015

  • 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.

    7 March 2014

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