Nory Ryan's Song

Nory Ryan's Song

by Patricia Reilly Giff
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Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440418290
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/28/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 163,458
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Patricia Reilly Giff has written more than 50 books for young readers, including the Kids of the Polk Street School series.

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Nory Ryan's Song 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was about the Irish Potatoe Famine and a girl whom lived during it. This girl, NOry Ryan, learns about friendship, love, and life. After her sister leaves for America it is up to Nory Ryan to hold the family together.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had to read it fir school and wish i had read it sooner. It was that kind of book u want to keep reading over and over. Hope to read the sequal soon. (Maggie's Door)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am reading this at school and i hate it
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This book was absolutly amazing i loved it soomuch couldent put it down
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I loved this book it was great! It had different emotions! Loved !
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I loved this book! It had so many emotions, u always wanted 2 read more! Must read! :)
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My heritage is Irish and this book was just awesome.
Sophia Ridley More than 1 year ago
Iit was sad but i felt happy for her at the end. Plus i cried at one part it was good.Now i have to write a report
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Sarah McNelis More than 1 year ago
A great read would say a good buy. If you are skittish dont read at night. Otherwise a good natured story.I hope you enjoy it as much as i did. ;) yay
hilary pryde More than 1 year ago
it was an interesting book and I actually found it good but not as exciting as I would have liked.
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I would REALLLLLLY recomend this book.  I t is alot better then you would think it would be and i loved it!!!!!!!! You should really get it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this story, full of life, the words almost leaping off the page. I felt the raw nature of Nory Ryan's character was beautifully portrayed and her family's plight ripped at my heartstrings. This book will make you cry!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever tried running away from danger to a special location? I don¿t think so! Yet, if you enjoy thrilling stories, I can recommend Nory Ryan¿s Song to you. This delightful book is written by Patricia Reilly Giff and once you start to read it, you¿ll never be able to put it down! In this book, Nory, her family, and her friends travel all over Ireland searching for food, shelter, and a trip to Brooklyn, New York. Why? Well, Ireland was full of danger, had poisoned food, and was full of fear. Brooklyn was the complete opposite in their beliefs. Try imagining that! Nory is like me because we both never give up our dreams and care for others as much as we care about our self. Do you think she¿ll make it to Brooklyn? Find out by reading this book.