No. of pages 160
The first book in the famine trilogy
Under the Hawthorn Tree is Ireland's top selling children's book. The phenomenal success of this original and enthralling book is celebrated with this beautiful hardback gift edition. This novel has become a classic for young readers worldwide. Under the Hawthorn Tree continues to go from strength to strength and this new edition is a must for any collection.
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 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.
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This book is the winner of numerous awards. It was recognised by the International Reading Association Award. It was recognised by the Reading Association of Ireland Award. It also was recognised by the Osterreichischer Kinder Und Jugendbuchpreis.
This book is part of a book series called Children Of the Famine .
This book has been graded for interest at 9+ years.
There are 160 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:
This book has been nominated for the following awards:
International Reading Association Award
This book was recognised by the International Reading Association Award.
Reading Association of Ireland Award
This book was recognised by the Reading Association of Ireland Award.
Osterreichischer Kinder Und Jugendbuchpreis
This book was recognised by the Osterreichischer Kinder Und Jugendbuchpreis.