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Children of the Famine

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No. of pages 192

Great for age 9-18 years

The final book in the famine trilogy

For Eily, Michael and Peggy the memory of the famine is still strong. But Mary-Brigid, Eily's first child, has the future to look forward to. What kind of future is it?

Ireland is in turmoil, with evictions, burnings, secret meetings, fights over land. Eily and her family may be thrown off their farm. Michael may lose his job in the big house. And Peggy, in America, feels trapped in her role as a maid. Will they ever have land and a home they can call their own? Eily, Michael and Peggy have once shown great courage. Now this courage is called on again ...

The other titles in the Famine trilogy are Under the Hawthorn Tree and Wildflower Girl. A study guide to Under the Hawthorn tree is also available.


This book has been graded for interest at 9+ years.

There are 192 pages in this book. This book was published 2013 by O'Brien Press Ltd .

Marita Conlon-McKenna is one of Ireland's bestselling novelists, writing both for children and adults. Her children's book UNDER THE HAWTHORN TREE has sold more than 500, 000 copies. Marita lives in the Stilorgan area of Dublin with her husband and four children. P. J. Lynch is one of the most talented illustrators working today. He has won many awards, including the Mother Goose Award, the Irish Bisto Award (twice) and the Kate Greenaway Medal (twice). He lives in Dublin.

This book is in the following series:

Children of the Famine

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