The Long March

The Long March : The Choctaw's Gift to Irish Famine Relief

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"This deeply moving work quietly and effectively underscores the drama and pathos of a little-known historical episode. In 1847 the Choctaw, themselves impoverished, raised $170 (the equivalent of more than $5ooo today) to aid the Irish, then in the throes of the great potato famine."-Publishers Weekly, Starred Review?Ä¢ Endorsed by the Choctaw Nation.?Ä¢ A Smithsonian Notable Book for Children, 1998.?Ä¢ Children's Books of Ireland BISTO Book of the Year Merit Award, 1999.

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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 215 x 280 x 6.35mm | 430.91g
  • Berkeley, CA, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1883672910
  • 9781883672911

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"The story will leave readers astonished and deeply affected." -Kirkus Reviews"[Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick's] striking black-and-white drawings capture the events and show great respect and dignity for all of the characters and their concerns. The words and illustrations work together extremely well, presenting the story in a clear and compelling manner."-School Library Journal"Marie-Louis Fitzpatrick tells a story of the heart-a story that holds the promise of life and keeps our eyes always focused on a brighter future. This story is a lesson for all people around the world today."-Gregory E. Pyle, Chief of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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About Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

GARY WHITEDEER is and award-winning artist and historic preservationist who has been featured on TBS's The Native Americans and National Geographic's When Ireland Starved. He lives in Ada, Oklahoma with his family, who served as models for the characters in the story.
MARIE-LOUISE FITZPATRICK is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Reading Association of Ireland Children's Book Award, and the Irish Children's Book Trust "Book of the Decade Award." She lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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4 24% (10)
3 17% (7)
2 2% (1)
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