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Nory Ryan's Song (Paperback)

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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.

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."

Praise For…


Reviewed in Bookselling Kids' Pick of the Lists Part Two for October 2000.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780440418290
ISBN-10: 0440418291
Publisher: Yearling Books
Publication Date: September 10th, 2002
Pages: 176
Language: English