skip to content
Black potatoes : the story of the great Irish famine, 1845-1850 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Black potatoes : the story of the great Irish famine, 1845-1850

Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
In 1845, a disaster struck Ireland. Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people. Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again. These years are known today as the Great Irish Famine, a time when one million people died from starvation and disease and two million more fled their homeland. [This  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
OCLC Number: 52301360
Notes: Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2001.
"The Robert F. Sibert Decal"--Cover p. [i].
Target Audience: Grades 5-9.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Black potatoes, black potatoes --
We've an extra potato --
Lend me a little reliefe --
Flock of famishing crows --
Only till the praties grow --
Fever, God bless us and protect everyone --
Terrible leveling of houses --
Going away --
Where would the war begin? --
Come to cork to see the queen.
Responsibility: Susan Campbell Bartoletti.

Abstract:

In 1845, a disaster struck Ireland. Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people. Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again. These years are known today as the Great Irish Famine, a time when one million people died from starvation and disease and two million more fled their homeland. [This book] is the compelling story of men, women, and children who defied landlords and searched empty fields for scraps of harvested vegetables and edible weeds to eat, who walked several miles each day to hard-labor jobs for meager wages and to reach soup kitchens, and who committed crimes just to be sent to jail, where they were assured of a meal. It's the story of children and adults who suffered from starvation, disease, and the loss of family and friends, as well as those who died. [This is] also the story of the heroes among the Irish people and how they held on to hope.-Dust jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52301360>
library:oclcnum"52301360"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typebgn:CD
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdf:valueUnknown value: ejh
rdf:valueUnknown value: nsr
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:bookFormatbgn:AudioBook
schema:contentRating"Grades 5-9."
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2003"
schema:description"In 1845, a disaster struck Ireland. Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people. Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again. These years are known today as the Great Irish Famine, a time when one million people died from starvation and disease and two million more fled their homeland. [This book] is the compelling story of men, women, and children who defied landlords and searched empty fields for scraps of harvested vegetables and edible weeds to eat, who walked several miles each day to hard-labor jobs for meager wages and to reach soup kitchens, and who committed crimes just to be sent to jail, where they were assured of a meal. It's the story of children and adults who suffered from starvation, disease, and the loss of family and friends, as well as those who died. [This is] also the story of the heroes among the Irish people and how they held on to hope.-Dust jacket."
schema:description"Black potatoes, black potatoes -- We've an extra potato -- Lend me a little reliefe -- Flock of famishing crows -- Only till the praties grow -- Fever, God bless us and protect everyone -- Terrible leveling of houses -- Going away -- Where would the war begin? -- Come to cork to see the queen."
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1982417>
schema:genre"Juvenile works"
schema:genre"History"
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Black potatoes the story of the great Irish famine, 1845-1850"
schema:publication
schema:publisher
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.