ABOUT THIS BOOK
Nory Ryan's family has lived on Maidin Bay on the west coast of Ireland for generations, raising a pig and a few chickens, planting potatoes, getting by. Every year Nory's father goes away on a fishing boat and returns with the rent money for the English lord who owns their cottage and fields, the English lord bent upon forcing the Irish from their land so he can tumble the cottages and clear the fields for grazing. Times are never easy on Maidin Bay, but this year, a terrible blight attacks the potatoes. No crop means starvation. Twelve-year-old Nory must summon the courage and ingenuity to find food, to find hope, to find a way to help her family survive.From the Hardcover edition.
Reviewed in Bookselling Kids' Pick of the Lists Part Two
for October 2000.From the Hardcover edition.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Patricia Reilly Giff has written more than 50 books for young readers, including the Kids of the Polk Street School series.From the Hardcover edition.
- ALA Best Books for Young AdultsWINNER 2001
- ALA Notable Children's BookWINNER 2002
- Arkansas Charlie May Simon Master ListNOMINEE 2003
- Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers AwardWINNER 2001
- Maine Student Book Master List
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