(From the publisher):
Under the Hawthorn Tree
is Ireland's top selling children's book. This novel has become a classic for young readers worldwide.
Ireland in the 1840s is devastated by famine. When tragedy strikes their family, Eily, Michael and Peggy are left to fend for themselves. Starving and in danger of the dreaded workhouse, they escape. Their one hope is to find the great aunts they have heard about in their mother's stories.With tremendous courage they set out on a journey that will test every reserve of strength, love and loyalty they possess.
Suitable for ages 10+.
Original title: Under the Hawthorn Tree
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Social Issues→ Poverty And Homelessness