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)
Publisher: The O'Brien Press