Avoid Sailing On An Irish Famine Ship (You Wouldn't Want to...)
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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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”
The majority of the book focuses on the p...more
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