A realistic illustration of an older girl wearing a shawl with the sails of a ship behind her. The author and title is across the top in black and red.

Wildflower Girl

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The story of Irish emigrants of the nineteenth century lovingly told through the life of Peggy.

At seven, Peggy made a terrifying journey through famine-stricken Ireland. Now thirteen, and determined to make a new life for herself, she sets off alone across the Atlantic to work as a maid in a grand house in America. Will she ever see her family again?

A story of courage, independence and adventure.

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.


Bisto Book of the Year - Historical Novel (1992) - Winner


Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna

Illustrator: Donald Teskey, P.J. Lynch (cover)

Format: paperback

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 9780862782832


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