Under the Hawthorn Tree (Paperback)
|Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna|
|Ireland in the 1840s is in the grip of a terrible famine. When their father and mother go missing in a desperate search for food, the three O''Driscoll children are left to fend for themselves. Their only hope is to find the great-aunts they have heard about in their mother''s stories.|
From the Publisher:
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