Nory Ryan's Song

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Random House Children's Books, Feb 19, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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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.

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Nory Ryan lives in Maiden Bay. It's the town she has known for just about her whole life. But when the potato famine strikes again, the same famine that had killed many people years before, they have ... Read full review

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This probably was one of my favorite books! I would totally recommend this book! I am definitely rereading this book soon! Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Patricia Reilly Giff has written more than 50 books for young readers, including the Kids of the Polk Street School series.

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