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Under the hawthorn tree

Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna; Donald Teskey
Publisher: Dublin : O'Brien Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the Great Famine in Ireland in the 1840s, three children are left alone and in danger of being sent to the workhouse, so they set out to find the great-aunts they remember from their mother's stories.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Children's stories
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marita Conlon-McKenna; Donald Teskey
ISBN: 0862782066 9780862782061
OCLC Number: 25317992
Awards: Winner of Reading Association of Ireland - Premier Award (1991) 1991 (Ireland)
Winner of International Reading Association Award 1991 (United States)
Winner of Reading Association of Ireland Award 1991 (Ireland)
Short-listed for Osterreichischer Kinder- und Jugendbuchpreis (1993) 1993 (Austria)
Description: 153 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Marita Conlon-McKenna ; illustrated by Donald Teskey.

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The first book in the famine trilogyUnder the Hawthorn Tree is Ireland's top selling children's book and a classic for young readers worldwide. Set during the Irish famine, it follows three children  Read more...

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(A) vivid picture of the Famine era ... fascinating and terrifying -- Evening Echo Marita Conlon-Mckenna handles this appalling event in Irish history sensitively but never compromising the truth of Read more...

 
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