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Feed the children first : Irish memories of the Great Hunger

Author: Mary E Lyons
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The great Irish potato famine -- the Great Hunger -- was one of the worst disasters of the nineteenth century. Within seven years of the onset of a fungus that wiped out Ireland's staple potato crop, more than a quarter of the country's eight million people had either starved to death, died of disease, or emigrated to other lands. In Feed the Children First, Mary E. Lyons combines first-person accounts of those who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literature
History
Juvenile works
Nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Hungersnot
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary E Lyons
ISBN: 0689842260 9780689842269
OCLC Number: 45283043
Description: 43, [5] pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The great hunger: 1845-1852 --
The people --
The houses and the land --
Potatoes and the blight --
Searching for food --
Starvation --
Fever --
The poorhouse --
Soup kitchens --
Relief works --
Eviction --
Emigration and the ships --
Those who stayed --
One who left.
Responsibility: edited by Mary E. Lyons.
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The great Irish potato famine -- the Great Hunger -- was one of the worst disasters of the nineteenth century. Within seven years of the onset of a fungus that wiped out Ireland's staple potato crop, more than a quarter of the country's eight million people had either starved to death, died of disease, or emigrated to other lands. In Feed the Children First, Mary E. Lyons combines first-person accounts of those who remembered the Great Hunger with artwork that evokes the times and places and voices themselves. From the mouths of those who suffered a devastating tragedy comes a vivid account of how real people struggled during the Irish potato famines of 1845 through 1852.

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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-08-24) Good Permalink

     A book of illustrations and memoirs about the Great Irish Potato Famine.  Visually appealing illustrations and fonts, but the actual text will be difficult for many students.  I do not believe the language would capture the interest of most students.  There...
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