Nory Ryan's Song

Nory Ryan's Song

By Patricia Reilly Giff

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440418290, 176pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2002

Description

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 received the Newbery Honor for "Pictures of Hollis Woods" and "Lily's Crossing", which is also a "Boston Globe--Horn Book" Honor Book. "Nory Ryan's Song" was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Notable Book.


Praise For Nory Ryan's Song

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