Nory Ryan's Song

Nory Ryan's Song

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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. "From the Hardcover edition."show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • CD-Audio | 3 pages
  • 129.54 x 149.86 x 15.24mm | 113.4g
  • Listening Library
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0739363271
  • 9780739363270

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Reviewed in Bookselling "Kids' Pick of the Lists Part Two" for October 2000. "From the Hardcover edition."show more

About Patricia Reilly Giff

Patricia Reilly Giff is the author of many beloved books for children. Several of her novels have been chosen as ALA Notable Books and ALA Best Books for Young Adults. They include "Nory Ryan's Song" and the Newbery Honor Books "Lily's Crossing" and "Pictures of Hollis Woods." "Lily's Crossing" was also chosen as a "Boston Globe"--Horn Book Honor Book. Her most recent book is "Willow Run," the companion to "Lily's Crossing." These titles, as well as "Water Street," are available on audio from Listening Library.show more

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Read by Susan Lynch 3 hours 31 minutes, 3 cassettes Nory Ryan's family has lived in 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 in Maidin Bay, but this year, a terrible blight attacks 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.show more

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