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Nory Ryan's Song
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff
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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."
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Bookish_Gal
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Mehso-so

This book was recommended to me from one of my students, who is Irish. Nory is a girl who lives in Ireland as the potato famine appears to begin. She watches as her younger brother gets thinner, grandfather has to work… 3-7th grade read. It is rare to come across a book that takes you through the potato famine. This historical fiction was not really educational, but to get a student interested. It didn‘t stay with anything enough to really learn

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megnews
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff
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#Adventrecommends door 10: Anything by Patricia Reilly Giff. This series highly recommended.

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peytonfleming
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff

Review: Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff, 2002, is a historical fiction book about a young girl trying to make it through the Great Potato Famine in Ireland.
Blurb: This is a good example of the genre because although the characters are fictional it is based upon a real event and the author was well educated on the topic and history of it. The authors note at the end gives even more information.
Quote: “I could save Cat Neely and mother“

peytonfleming (Read whole book) 4y
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maddyhensley
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff

“He glanced across the yard at poor Buddy pecking on something, at Muc trying to find a blade of grass to ease her hunger.”

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maddyhensley
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff

Nory Ryan‘s Song would be a nice book to have on the shelf in the classroom. I think it gives children an idea of how life was in the past and how it has changed overtime. I believe it also shows a lesson of hard work.

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maddyhensley
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Pickpick

Nory Ryan‘s Song by Patricia Reilly Giff published in 2000 is a good historical fiction novel. It is set in the mid 1800‘s with Nory and her family. It shows the hardships and determination of their everyday lives.

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Ariel8Smith
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff
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“I‘m going to find them, all the people I love”

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Ariel8Smith
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff

Story about the hardships a family has to face to survive when their crops don‘t grow. Great theme of home and finding a way to help her family survive

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Ariel8Smith
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff
Pickpick

2000, historical fiction. Story takes place in 1845 with Nory Ryan‘s family who lives on the west coast of ireland. Every year they plant potatoes and sail a fishing boat to earn rent money for the Lord. Many people leave the bay despite their family living there for generations. A blight attacks the potatoes meaning no crop which means starvation.

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mollsmichele
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff

“Strangers had come to the sea and taken everything, and now even they were gone.”

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mollsmichele
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff

This is a story about pushing through troubling times in order to survive. It is a story of family and love.

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mollsmichele
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff
Pickpick

This historical fiction story takes place in 1845 in Europe. Nory Ryan‘s family lives on the west coast of Ireland for generations. Every year the family carries out the same traditions. However life there can be hard. When the family is faced with no crops and starvation, Nory must summon the courage and ingenuity to find food and hope.

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megansimon
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff

“Drawing is what you see of the world, truly see...And sometimes what you see is so deep in your head you're not even sure of what you're seeing. But when it's down there on paper, and you look at it, really look, you'll see the way things are...that's the world, isn't it? You have to keep looking to find the truth”

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megansimon
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff

This shows a story about something that children‘s literature doesn‘t describe. The potato famine isn‘t super popular with children, and this introduces the topic in an interesting and personal way.

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megansimon
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff
Pickpick

This book has a great use of language and tells a unique story. The characters are in depth and it shows real problems.

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misshawksbooklist
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff
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“All of us together. Free.
America”
This is inspiring and important to me because of my rights!

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misshawksbooklist
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff
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This is a super cool feature for the book! It really shows the authenticity of the language in Ireland and helps the reader to understand the dialect and slang!

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misshawksbooklist
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff
Pickpick

Published in 2000, this historical fiction book takes place in 1845 in Ireland and provides authentic language and details of the country and time period. It tells the story of struggle and magic through song while a family works to survive the famine. This story also shows Nory working to save it all on his own when his father does not return from his trip.

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megnews
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff
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The first book I thought of immediately for today‘s #LiteraryLuck prompt was this #MGFiction about The Great Hunger in #Ireland. So well done. I really enjoy Patricia Reilly Giff.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 5y
sblbooks This is on my overdrive wish list, I'm going to try to read it soon. 5y
vkois88 It sounds good 5y
Mindyrecycles PRG is amazing. 5y
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Eggs
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff
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May 11-musical titles

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Chelsibno
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Mehso-so

The Great Hunger is a tough subject for a children's novel to cover. While the story did not delve into some of the darker aspects of this event, I felt that it did a decent job of introducing children to a difficult part of history. I felt that the book could've been longer to give more time for character development. Overall, it was a pretty decent children's novel. #bookclub #timetravelingbookclub #Ireland #historicalfiction #childrensbooks

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Chelsibno
Nory Ryan's Song | Patricia Reilly Giff
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I always like to read novels or poems about #Irish characters or written by Irish authors around St. Patrick's Day. I haven't read this one yet, so I thought it was a good candidate for this year's Irish read. #Ireland