My Story: The Hunger

“Horrible! The rot has destroyed most of the potatoes which were wholesome and sound when we dug them out of the ground. All we have left to eat are those that hadn’t yet gone underground. We’ll have to use the rent to buy food and then what?”

It’s 1845. Blight has destroyed the precious potato crop which the Irish people rely upon, leaving a whole country starving. Phyllis is doing her best to support her struggling family when the blight strikes. But when her mother’s health deteriorates, she sets off in search of her rebel brother – and is swept up into the fight for a free and fair Ireland.

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  • loved it

    I think this is a great book because, it gives us a real insite in to how it was in the Irish potato famine. I got so in to the book that I read it in one day!!!

    21 March 2015

  • Definitely a classic, amazing.

    8 March 2014

  • Really good book because there’s not many books about Irish girls

    6 March 2014

  • loved it

    I thought this book was really good and had me gripped from the start! I would definitely recommend this book to any history lovers!!:)

    19 October 2012

  • loved it

    I loved this book, especially because it’s about an Irish girl. It was the first My Story book I ever read and it brought me to so many amazing books so thank you Carol Drinkwater!!

    30 June 2012

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Authors

  • Carol Drinkwater

    Carol Drinkwater is a former actress and now best-selling author for both children and adults. She has written many My Story titles for Scholastic and is the author of the highly successful Olive Farm series. Carol lives in the south of France.

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