Under the Hawthorn Tree by Marita Conlon-McKenna
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Under the Hawthorn Tree
By Marita Conlon-McKenna

Under the Hawthorn Tree

Children of the Famine

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Under the Hawthorn Tree by Marita Conlon-McKenna

Book Awards

  • Winner of International Reading Association's Children's Book Award 1991.
  • Shortlisted for Osterreichische Kinder- und Jugendbuchpreis 1993.

Book Description

The first book in the famine trilogy Under the Hawthorn Tree is Ireland's top selling children's book and a classic for young readers worldwide. 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. Also available on DVD.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780862782061
ISBN-10: 0862782066
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 130mm x 12mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: O'Brien Press Ltd
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1990
Country of Publication: Ireland

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Rebel Sisters by Marita Conlon-McKenna Rebel Sisters, Paperback (October 2016)

With the threat of the First World War looming, tension simmers under the surface of Ireland. Bright, beautiful and intelligent, the Gifford sisters Grace, Muriel and Nellie kick against the conventions of their privileged, wealthy Anglo-Irish background and their mother Isabella's expectations.

Under the Hawthorn Tree by Marita Conlon-McKenna Under the Hawthorn Tree, Paperback (March 2015)

The first book in the famine trilogy, with the original cover from 1990! Follow three children as they travel across the Ireland in famine times to find their family. Following public demand, now available with the original cover, just like when you were in school!

Rose Garden by Marita Conlon-McKenna Rose Garden, Paperback (February 2014)

Molly's perfect life comes crashing down following the unexpected death of her husband David. She is left alone with a big old house to maintain, finances in disarray and her hopes for happiness in a heap. But Molly is a survivor. Despite objections from her two daughters, Molly fears that the only solution will be to sell their beloved home.

Love, Lucie by Marita Conlon-McKenna Love, Lucie, Paperback (July 2013)

An emotional tearjerker from the bestselling novelist Marita Conlon-McKenna.

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Author Biography - Marita Conlon-McKenna

Born in Dublin in 1956 and brought up in Goatstown, Marita went to school at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Mount Anville, later working in the family business, the bank, and a travel agency. She has four children with her husband James, and they live in the Stillorgan area of Dublin. Marita was always fascinated by the Famine period in Irish history and read everything available on the subject. When she heard a radio report of an unmarked children's grave from the Famine period being found under a hawthorn tree, she decided to write her first book, Under the Hawthorn Tree. Published in May 1990, the book was an immediate success and become a classic. It has been translated into over a dozen languages, including Arabic, Bahasa, French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Italian, Japanese and Irish. The book has been read on RTE Radio and is very popular in schools, both with teachers and pupils. It has been made a supplementary curriculum reader in many schools and is also used by schools in Northern Ireland for EMU (Education through Mutual Understanding) projects. It was also filmed by Young Irish Film Makers, in association with RTE and Channel 4. This is available as a DVD. Marita has written more books for children which were also very well received. The Blue Horse reached No. 1 on the Bestseller List and won the BISTO BOOK OF THE YEAR Award. No Goodbye, which tells of the heartbreak of a young family when their mother leaves home, was recommended by Book Trust in their guide for One Parent Families. Safe Harbour is the story of two English children evacuated from London during World War ll to live with their grandfather in Greystones, Co Wicklow and was shortlisted for the BISTO Book of the Year Award. A Girl Called Blue follows the life of an orphan, trying to find who she really is in a cold and strict orphanage. Marita has also explored the world of fantasy with her book In Deep Dark Wood. Marita has won several awards, including the International Reading Association Award, the Osterreichischer Kinder und Jugendbuchpreis, the Reading Association of Ireland Award and the Bisto Book of the Year Award.

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