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Wildflower Girl
by Marita Conlon-McKenna Donald Teskey P. J. Lynch

RRP €8.99

Wildflower Girl
by Author Name Marita Conlon-McKenna, Donald Teskey, P. J. Lynch

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List Price:8.99
Format: Paperback, 196 x 130 x 12mm, 176pp
Publication date: 01 Dec 1992
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
ISBN-13: 9780862782832


This is the second book in the famine trilogy. At seven, Peggy made a terrifying journey through famine-stricken Ireland. Now thirteen, 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? It is an extraordinary story of courage, independence and adventure. The other books in the "Famine trilogy" are "Under the Hawthorn Tree" and "Fields of Home". A study guide to "Under the Hawthorn Tree" is also available.


'As gripping a story as the original, embracing not just a sense of place -- Ireland -- but a sense of time and history Conlon-McKenna has crafted this book ... not a word, spoken or unspoken, or an emotion, is wasted. Pace and style keep the pages turning, and you are filled with a sense of wanting more at the end. Highly recommended.' -- Books Ireland Books Ireland 'The same good strong writing as is evidenced in Under the Hawthorn Tree' -- The Sunday Tribune The Sunday Tribune 'Peggy's a survivor, but there's little sentimentality. The hardship, fear, and loneliness are always there, as well as the promise of something better.' -- Holiday House US Reviewer 'Marita Conlon-McKenna has obviously done her research properly, and the authenticity, together with a lively story, makes the book a pleasure to read.' -- Historical Novel Society

Additional Information

  • Illustrations: 25 black & white illustrations