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You are a farmer living in Ireland in the 1840s. It's hard work feeding your family and paying rent, and it's about to get harder when, in 1845, a disease wipes out your potato crop. To escape the Famine you must start a new life in America. But first, you must battle storms, a vicious crew, rotten food, and worse.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Book House (first published March 1st 2008)
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Jess

These books and this one is no exception tells a story and asks the reader to assume an identity of a person living through the historical event. In this book you are Brian Walsh, a farmer living in west Ireland in the 1840's. As you read, your journey unfolds step by step as your potato crops rot; you receive a small amount of charity but are finally evicted from your home. Your landlord offers you passage to America. “You accept it: it's your only hope”

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Mrs. Carey
This book offers a glimpse of how difficult life was for Irish immigrants who left their homes after the potato famine.
Dian
Mar 16, 2010 Dian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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First time I saw this book, I knew this one will be history picture book relate. But the illustration is really cute.. And now I know how bad was that time..When the Irish crossed the ocean to the land of the dream...America.... *) rent from molly library bus, AMK hub, march 200
Jen Barker
Jan 17, 2013 Jen Barker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: school
This entire series is fabulous. Tons of historical information in a format that is engaging for kids. The boys especially like these, and read them just for fun. There are dozens of them.
Autumn
May 24, 2011 Autumn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The text was only slightly above average. The glossary was severly lacking. The concept of the book was well thought out. The illustrations were eye-catching.

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Jun 17, 2011 Guan Jie Fung rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The danger zone is a great book company. They make funny and epic animations while telling you the kind of boring history facts.
Timothy
I like the humor in history it gives
Erin
Jan 17, 2015 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm currently addicted to these books.
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