Children of the Famine

3 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

Under the Hawthorn Tree Summary

Under the Hawthorn Tree is Ireland's top-selling children's book. The phenomenal success of this original and enthralling book is celebrated with this audiobook edition.

A classic for young readers worldwide, Under the Hawthorn Tree continues to go from strength to strength, and this audio edition is a must for any collection.

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.

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  • Book 1

    • Under the Hawthorn Tree

    • By: Marita Conlon-McKenna
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: £17.49

  • Book 2

    • Wildflower Girl

    • By: Marita Conlon-McKenna
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The second book in the best-selling famine trilogy is an extraordinary story of courage, independence and adventure. At seven, Peggy made a terrifying journey through famine-stricken Ireland. Now 13, and determined to make a new life for herself, she sets off alone across the Atlantic to America. Will she ever see her family again? The story of Peggy, a young Irish emigrant, is a tale of courage, independence and adventure.

    Regular price: £17.49

  • Book 3

    • Fields of Home

    • Children of the Famine, Book 3
    • By: Marita Conlon-McKenna
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the greatest historical fiction adventures in children's literature. For Eily, Michael and Peggy the memory of the famine is still strong. But Mary-Brigid, Eily's first child, has the future to look forward to. What kind of future is it? Ireland is in turmoil, with evictions, burnings, secret meetings, fights over land. Eily and her family may be thrown off their farm. Michael may lose his job in the big house. And Peggy, in America, feels trapped in her role as a maid. Will they ever have land and a home they can call their own?

    Regular price: £17.49