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Under the Hawthorn Tree

By: Marita Conlon-McKenna
Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
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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.

©1990 Marita Conlon-McKenna (P)2016 Bolinda

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This is an amazing book and you have done it great justice I really enjoy listening to it would Highly recommend this

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Excellent

Lovely story well written and narrated I started listening with my 9 year old who was engrossed from the start.

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For children and adults alike to tell the story of the sad events during the wretched famine

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This is a very enjoyable book

My girls 9 & 11 loved this book. They didn't want it to end. Girls wanted to know who came and got the children?

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Poor narration

As an Irish person I found the twee Ireland accent hard to listen to without cringing.

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Tears on tears

Brilliant book and excellent narrator . 10/10. such a sad but good story . the narrator Caroline Lennon has a fantastic voice/ accent for this book.

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loved it

it was very intrestong my daughyer loved it it was very good i recomend it

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I wish I hadnt listened

I heard this book read aloud in primary school man years ago and remember it fondly. However, I am very disheartened now that I have heard it read again; badly. It should gave remained a fond memory - sadly no longer.

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