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ISBN: 043931674X
Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
Language: English
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (September 12, 2000)
Pages: 148
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Kids
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 322
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New York, New York 10036.

Nory Ryan's Song, . Patricia Reilly Giff. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Also by patricia reilly giff. For middle-grade readers: Lily’s Crossing. The Gift of the Pirate Queen. The Casey, Tracy & Company books. For younger readers: The Kids of the Polk Street School books. New York, New York 10036. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without the written permission of the publisher, except where permitted by law.

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Patricia Reilly Giff was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 26, 1935 Pictures of Hollis Woods was also named a Newberry Honor Book and Nory Ryan's Song was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

Patricia Reilly Giff was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 26, 1935. She knew she wanted to be a writer, even as a little girl. She received a Bachelor's of Arts in Education from Marymount College, a Master's of Arts from St. John's University, and a Professional Diploma in Reading and a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Hofstra University. Pictures of Hollis Woods was also named a Newberry Honor Book and Nory Ryan's Song was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Библиографические данные. Nory Ryan's Song THORNDIKE PRESS LARGE PRINT JUVENILE SERIES Thorndike Juvenile.

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Patricia Reilly Giff has recieved the Newbery Honor for Pictures of Hollis Woods and Lily’s Crossing, which is also a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book. Nory Ryan’s Song was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Notable Book. About Patricia Reilly Giff. Patricia Reilly Giff has recieved the Newbery Honor for Pictures of Hollis Woods and Lily’s Crossing, which is also a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book.

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Patricia Reilly Giff. Giff's series of children's books about the kids from Polk Street School has proven popular and won critical acclaim. The stories revolve around second-grade teacher Ms. Rooney and the students in her class, in particular perpetual troublemaker Richard Best (nicknamed "Beast"), who is good at art but terrible at reading and Emily Arrow, who is good at. math but also terrible at reading. Some novels in the series also feature Emily's younger sister Stacy as the central character. Books in the series include

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.


The Great Hunger of 1845-1852 was a devastating time for the Irish. The devastation caused by the famine was terrible - families torn apart, untold suffering, and many making their way to America. It is this famine that forms the backdrop of Nory Ryan's Song. Nory and her family have lived by Maidin Bay in Ireland for many generations. Their home is leased from the local English lord Cunningham, a cruel man with little regard for his tenants. His sole aim is to drive the tenants out so that he can have sheep grazing on the land. In this Cunningham is aided by his henchman Devlin who is merciless and ruthless in collecting rent owed on the homes.
Nory's father has gone off fishing to earn enough money to pay the rent, and leaves behind Nory, her older sisters Maggie and Celia, younger brother Patch, and Granda. Life is incredibly hard, but Nory's gift of song and her family and friends keep her spirits high. Things take a turn for the worse when the potato crop goes bad. The disease causes all of the crops to fail, and leaves the people of Ireland wasting away from hunger. Nory's sister Maggie leaves for America with her new husband, and Nory dreams of joining them someday, a dream shared by other members of the family.

The story focuses on Nory as the protagonist, of her feelings and struggles as she copes with the problem of surviving day-to-day and figuring out ways to find food or making whatever they find edible. Nory is a strong and selfless individual - she gives and gives, and gives some more. It is this great spark of humanity within Nory that attracts the attention of the village healer, Anna. At first Nory is troubled by this woman's attentions, thinking her gift of healing possessed of some dark force, but as time goes by and times get more desperate, Nory realizes how much of a kindred spirit the older woman is, and comes to appreciate the old woman's generosity, kindness, and gift for healing.

This is a story that haunted me even after I finished it. The author writes with such heartfelt sincerity that I could picture the desperation within Nory and her family and friends as they struggled to contain their hunger and survive. The prose is descriptive and vivid, and the reader is able to visually picture the great suffering of the people of Ireland as portrayed by Nory and company. This is truly one of the best pieces of YA historical fiction I have read!
Nory Ryan live in Ireland during the patatoe famine, life is already hard enough with their landlord kicking their neighbors out of their houses left and right. Nory becomes apprenticed to Anna a healer, even though most of the people in Nory's village ridicule Anna, Anna just wants Nory to learn her cures so she may help others as she has. Maggie (Nory sister) leaves for Brooklyn, America where Nory believes the streets are paved with gold. Everyone starts to leave Ireland because without potatoes they will starve. Soon Celia and Granda leave for America, leaving Patch and Nory behind. When Patch, Sean and Sean's Ma leave Norty is the only one of her family remaining in Ireland. Will Nory ever see her family again?

"Nory Ryan's Song" tells about how hard life must have for people during this time and how strong and brave they must have been. I recommend it for it all ages. It is thrilling but still teaches you something! For me it is a must-read!!!!!
This book was my literature pick to along with our history studies. It gives you a feel for the difficulties faced by the Irish during the potato famine without being inappropriate for children. My kids, ages 11 and 13, enjoyed it enough to read the other two books in the trilogy on their own.
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Beautifully written. Very sad in parts but there was always something that made me want to keep reading. I felt every emotion of love, despair And hope along with the characters. This book reminds me of an Irish ballad.
for my kids
"Irish need not apply." This was a common placard hanging in store windows in New York neighborhoods after the immigration of the Irish, following the Great Potato Blight and resulting famine in Ireland, 1845-1852. They arrived dirty, hungry, dressed in rags, carrying no possessions, and speaking a strange Celtic language. Too different from the American Dream to be part of it.

Nory Ryan's Song is a narrative explanation of how and why those Irish left their beloved land, starving and in rags, to claim the largesse America offered. Giff strikes exactly the right chord in balancing sickening details of the famine with respect for the sensibilities of a 9-12 audience.

This is the time of the great English take-over and their relentless effort to drive out the Irish from their own tiny plots of land. Not only did they take the land, they took animals, work tools, everything that gave the slightest hope of survival. No wonder the Irish have no fondness for the English. The expected Irish characters are present: the large Mallon family with an abundance of boys, the Ryans with an abundance of girls and one tiny boy, the feared local herbalist, the horrid English landlord and his henchman. Other books have portrayed famine and starvation with great conviction, but Giff makes us feel Nory's personal hunger and her powerful need to provide for others, like Queen Maeve of Irish legend.

But, oh, the desperation from a total lack of food and the human drive to live, thus the eternal ember of the hearth that Nory learns to tend after her last older sister leaves for New York. Nory Ryan is just a snippet of a twelve-year-old with a lyrical voice that stirs the most surprising people. After members one by one leave, Nory and Patch, her skin-and-bones brother, are left. Anna, the local herbalist, takes them in and teaches Nory healing skills, and wrings out one of the most touching instances of deep love in 9-12 literature.

The landscape, including animals, is just as much a character as the people. Giff's writing is so painterly that the reader is carried away with the saltiness of the winds, the putrid, rotting smell of the blighted potatoes, the wretched taste of the limpets taken from the sea, and the visual imagery of feet caked in dirt, ragged wisps of Patch's nightshirt that he wears 24/7, the razor sharp blades of grass that line the path to the ocean, the claws of the seabirds Nory tries to take from their nests.

Reviewers make much of the last part of the book when Nory finds a way to feed her remaining brood over the weeks they await either return of or word from her father. Her last efforts are no more heroic than the others. Each does what is required. Finally, word comes and she begins her journey to New York and the placards in the windows. She plans to meet milk wagons filled with cans of milk and streets filled with jewels. There is a sequel: Maggie's Door.

The book provides enough detail of the potato blight, the famine, the cruelty of the English for the impetus to read further. An author's delight. Giff's book is highly recommended.
am going to let my 9 yr old grandaughter read it. Some of the other famine books were alot of politics. This was a heart warming story of survival.
Great book. Cheapest here on Amazon!

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