Under the Hawthorn Tree

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  • Hardcover
  • 153
  • Under the Hawthorn Tree
  • Marita Conlon-McKenna
  • English
  • 11 June 2019
  • 0823408388

About the Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna

Under the Hawthorn Tree MOBI ð Under the MOBI under free, hawthorn free, tree pdf, Under the download, Under the Hawthorn TreeUnder the Hawthorn Tree PDFBorn in Dublin in and brought up in Goatstown, Marita went to school at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Mount Anville, later working in the family business, the bank, and a travel agency She has four children with her husband James, and they live in the Stillorgan area of DublinMarita was always fascinated by the Famine period in Irish history and read everything available on the subject When she heard a radio report of an unmarked children s grave from the Famine period being found under a hawthorn tree, she decided to write Under the MOBI :´ her first book, Under the Hawthorn TreePublished in May , the book was an immediate success and become a classic It has been translated into over a dozen languages, including Arabic, Bahasa, French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Italian, Japanese and Irish The book has been read on RT Radio and is very popular in schools, both with teachers and pupils It has been made a supplementary curriculum reader in many schools and is also used by schools in Northern Ireland for EMU Education through Mutual Understanding projects It was also filmed by Young Irish Film Makers, in association with RT and Channel This is available as a DVDMarita has writtenbooks for children which were also very well received The Blue Horse reached No on the Bestseller List and won the BISTO BOOK OF THE YEAR Award No Goodbye, which tells of the heartbreak of a young family when their mother leaves home, was recommended by Book Trust in their guide for One Parent Families Safe Harbour is the story of two English children evacuated from London during World War ll to live with their grandfather in Greystones, Co Wicklow and was shortlisted for the BISTO Book of the Year Award A Girl Called Blue follows the life of an orphan, trying to find who she really is in a cold and strict orphanage Marita has also explored the world of fantasy with her book In Deep Dark WoodMarita has won several awards, including the International Reading Association Award, the Osterreichischer Kinder und Jugendbuchpreis, the Reading Association of Ireland Award and the Bisto Book of the Year Award.


Under the Hawthorn TreeUnder the Hawthorn Tree MOBI ð Under the MOBI under free, hawthorn free, tree pdf, Under the download, Under the Hawthorn TreeUnder the Hawthorn Tree PDFDuring the Great Famine in Ireland in the s, three children left alone and in danger of being sent to the workhouse set out to find the great aunts they remember from their mother s stories.

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10 thoughts on “Under the Hawthorn Tree

  1. Trisha Harrington says:

    This is one of the books from my childhood I was in fourth class when our teacher first read this to us I fell in love From there I bough all three books and read them myself To this day I can still remember reading these books, and this book was what got me hooked It s my favourite in the trilogy The book is based in the time of the great famine of Ireland It s about three kids who fight for their lives and are determined to find their relatives For a children s book it has a lot of tra This is one of the books from my childhood I was in fourth class when our teacher first read this to us I fell in love From there I bough all three books and read them myself To this day I can still remember reading these books, and this book was what got me hooked It s my favourite in the trilogy The book is based in the time of the great famine of Ireland It s about three kids who fight for their lives and are determined to find their relatives For a children s book it has a lot of tragedy The saddest scene for me view spoiler was when baby Bridget died hide spoiler I don t even remember being scarred by the death, and this was the saddest book of my childhood, easily.It takes some time at a young age to read through everything We see sickness, death and survival shown in this book We meet new characters, but they never stay It s always about the three protagonists And their individual paths in life I adored this book and all three characters, though Eily was my favourite She had the big sister vibe that I loved Of course they are all kids in this You might not expect a HEA The way everything works out is happy It showed the courage the kids had They made the long journey and survived It wasn t a thing that you could say for sure in the beginning It s written in a time that Ireland was full of death It s one of those times you learn about in Ireland and this book, though not educational, is good to read during that part of your education.Under the Hawthorn Tree is not just for kids It s not just for Irish people This book is for anyone who would like a story that has that hint of adventure and tragedy to it The book is a lovely read and I believe it s why they are so popular in Ireland Ms McKenna did a wonderful job delivering a beautiful story.Highly recommended read

  2. Josephine (Jo) says:

    This is a touching story of the tragic effect of the potato famine in Ireland in 1845 1850 A family is torn apart in an attempt to survive, the people of that era lived through hell Parents watched their babies waste away and if they did not starve then they were at risk of dying from the dreadful fever The story of the courageous O Driscoll children Eily, Michael and Peggy, Eily the eldest is just twelve They face such perils as they fight to stay alive in a land where everyone seems to be This is a touching story of the tragic effect of the potato famine in Ireland in 1845 1850 A family is torn apart in an attempt to survive, the people of that era lived through hell Parents watched their babies waste away and if they did not starve then they were at risk of dying from the dreadful fever The story of the courageous O Driscoll children Eily, Michael and Peggy, Eily the eldest is just twelve They face such perils as they fight to stay alive in a land where everyone seems to be dead or like walking dead.This is an idea introduction to this period in Irish history

  3. Connie says:

    Source I own this book Cost 50p in a charity shop Title Under the Hawthorne Tree Series Children of the Famine 1 Author Marita Conlon McKenna Overall Rating 5 stars I remember reading this book in primary school, and it s one of those books that have stayed with me ever since, the author presents the famine to children in a way that they ll understand, through children s eyes, and growing up in Northern Ireland, the famine was something we always learned about but never understand Source I own this book Cost 50p in a charity shop Title Under the Hawthorne Tree Series Children of the Famine 1 Author Marita Conlon McKenna Overall Rating 5 stars I remember reading this book in primary school, and it s one of those books that have stayed with me ever since, the author presents the famine to children in a way that they ll understand, through children s eyes, and growing up in Northern Ireland, the famine was something we always learned about but never understand And thankfully, never experienced As I ve gotten older, I obviously understand it a lotthan I used too, but this book sparked an interest for me It broke my heart and I hoped for the best for Eily, Michael and Peggy when the famine ended I remember that I wanted to read the rest of the series, but I can t remember if I ever did

  4. Ciara says:

    After recommending this book to Ashley, I realised I hadn t added this book as read, and I ve read it 3 times P before the end of the summer I will re read and review it, but for now here s a five star rating

  5. Kiwi Begs2Differ ✎ says:

    YA historical fiction, easy read The O Driscoll family are land tenants, when crops fails the father is forced to seek work away from home After the death of an infant and facing starvation, the mother decides to temporarily leave the house and the three remaining children to search for him Soon after, the family is evicted from their cabin and the children find themselves homeless and alone They start a long and perilous journey on foot in search of some distant relatives who might help Th YA historical fiction, easy read The O Driscoll family are land tenants, when crops fails the father is forced to seek work away from home After the death of an infant and facing starvation, the mother decides to temporarily leave the house and the three remaining children to search for him Soon after, the family is evicted from their cabin and the children find themselves homeless and alone They start a long and perilous journey on foot in search of some distant relatives who might help This is the first book of a trilogy, a bit lightweight, so best for primary intermediate children Good source of information about the potato blight and great famine in Ireland 1845 1850 where an estimated one million people died by sickness and mass starvation

  6. Maeve Harrison says:

    The book Under the Hawthorn tree by Marita Conlon McKenna is a novel which I read as a child and it really touched me as it depicts the history of the Irish famine in the 1840 s through the eyes of the three main characters, Michael, Eily and Peggy The three children are faced with great heart ache and suffering during the devestation of the Famine They have lost their father and also their sister Bridget The children must travel to Castletaggert to their great aunts who they hope will prov The book Under the Hawthorn tree by Marita Conlon McKenna is a novel which I read as a child and it really touched me as it depicts the history of the Irish famine in the 1840 s through the eyes of the three main characters, Michael, Eily and Peggy The three children are faced with great heart ache and suffering during the devestation of the Famine They have lost their father and also their sister Bridget The children must travel to Castletaggert to their great aunts who they hope will provide them with food shelter and safety The journey to Castletaggert is not an easy one but their only other option is to be taken into the workhouse which is something they cannot face as it will mean their seperation There is constant hardship for the children throughout the book and you can really empathise with them and try to imagine how you would feel if you were in their position The children show courage and optimism despite their constant suffering I feel this book would be great for children aged 10 12 depending on their level of reading and I think they would benefit from the story because it gives a fantastic depiction, through the eyes of the children, of Ireland during the devestation of the famine and all the suffering the people went through There is a lot of sombre themes in this book but it does end on a positive note with the children making it to their aunts house and finding solace now that they have somewhere to call home again

  7. William O says:

    This is a book a lot of Irish people will probably have read in school The author Marita Conlon McKenna excellently portrays the feelings and hardship the famine brought to the three central characters, the O Driscoll children Not only is it a very interesting read but the detail and description of the times would also give the children a sense of history of what it was like during the famine The O Driscoll s face many problems and set backs and the children are likely to engage with Eily, Mi This is a book a lot of Irish people will probably have read in school The author Marita Conlon McKenna excellently portrays the feelings and hardship the famine brought to the three central characters, the O Driscoll children Not only is it a very interesting read but the detail and description of the times would also give the children a sense of history of what it was like during the famine The O Driscoll s face many problems and set backs and the children are likely to engage with Eily, Michael and Peggy All three have different characteristics which will appeal to both both and girls making a good classroom read Eily is the oldest of three children and acts as a mother figure to the other two She is only twelve years of age but incredibly mature and this is seen through many of her decisions throughout the book She has continuous hope and an unwillingness to give up Michael, the only male in the family is a brave and fearful young boy Like Eily he shows great courage and strength as the three siblings fight against famine and the troubles it brings

  8. Sean Doheny says:

    I think it was a really good book because I thought it was very interesting and it was very moving I m really looking forward to the next book.

  9. Jason says:

    Incredible story, sorrow fills your heart as you read the harrowing story of 3 children who had no choice but to leave their home in search of their distant relatives to survive during the famine in Ireland I particularly liked the use of colloquialisms like a sup of water and a cuppa Tay it really brings the story to life, you can hear the accents of the characters and start to price together the story as it unfolds really well in your mind Overall a recommended read for all, liked also a Incredible story, sorrow fills your heart as you read the harrowing story of 3 children who had no choice but to leave their home in search of their distant relatives to survive during the famine in Ireland I particularly liked the use of colloquialisms like a sup of water and a cuppa Tay it really brings the story to life, you can hear the accents of the characters and start to price together the story as it unfolds really well in your mind Overall a recommended read for all, liked also at the end the little bit about the famine

  10. Jennifer says:

    A great children s book This is in the tradition of children going on a journey through difficult times to find safety Both a cracking adventure and informative lesson on the Irish Famine, this book doesn t pull any punches of the horror of the times and the role of the English rulers in exacerbating the suffering and deaths.