Quite a moving, mature children's book concerning the potato famine in Ireland. Tells the story through the eyes a young, responsible girl of about twelve.
Sometimes books written for the younger reader present events in a clearer way than those written for adults. Such was the case with this one. This reader could not help sympathizing with Nory and her family as they experienced the potato famine in Ireland as well as suppression by the English.
There are many themes in this book. Stay positive. Believe in yourself. Recognize people for what they are rather than what they seem to be or what others say about them. This is the case with Anna, a kind elderly woman who lives alone since the death of her husband and son. Her knowledge of herb lore is extensive and she helps all who need her services. Nory, however, has learned to negotiate for Anna as the landowner soon forgets her services in his attempt to remove her from her home.
Good historical novel for the young. I liked it very much.
This is an AWESOME book!
It's about a girl who has to try to raise enough money to go to American BY HERSELF because of the potatoe famine. When she gets there she finds out America isn't as good as they all say it is. Will she be able to survive on her own and save up enough money to send for her family?
My 4th grader did not like this book. She thought it was weird.