The first book in the famine trilogy - Under the Hawthorn Tree - is Ireland's top selling children's book and 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.
First published in 1990, this ediion is illustrated by PJ Lynch ( the cover art) and Donald Teskey - the nterior art.
The very definition of an Irish chilldren's classic.
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A good insight to the famine