Under the Hawthorn Tree
The Great Irish famine is brilliantly recreated through the story of three young survivors.
Ireland in the 1840s is devastated by famine. Left alone when their father and mother disappear, Eily, Michael and Peggy are starving and in danger of the dreaded workhouse. They set off on a long journey in search of the great-aunts they have only heard about in their mother's family tales.
A story of courage, danger, adventure and survival, and of a brother and two sisters who never gave up.
With striking illustrations at the start of each chapter, a preview of the book is available to view through the O'Brien Press website here.
Reading Association of Ireland - Premier Award (1991) - Winner
International Reading Association Award1991 - Winner
Reading Association of Ireland Award 1991 - Winner
Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna
Illustrator: Donald Teskey, P.J. Lynch (cover)
Publisher: The O'Brien Press