A slip of a girl /Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Holiday House, Edition: First edition.Description: 234 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780823439553; 0823439550.Subject(s): Ireland -- History -- 1837-1901 -- Juvenile fiction | Novels in verse | Ireland -- History -- 1837-1901 -- Fiction | Family life -- Ireland -- Fiction | Children's storiesSummary: "Set during the Irish Land Wars (1879-1882) this novel in verse follows Anna Mallon through a series of tragedies as her mother dies, older sibling immigrate to America, and she and her father and sister with special needs are about to be evicted from their farm"-- Provided by publisher.
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For Anna, the family farm has always been home... But now, things are changing.<br> <br> Anna's mother has died, and her older siblings have emigrated, leaving Anna and her father to care for a young sister with special needs. And though their family has worked this land for years, they're in danger of losing it as poor crop yields leave them without money to pay their rent.<br> <br> When a violent encounter with the Lord's rent collector results in Anna and her father's arrest, all seems lost. But Anna sees her chance and bolts from the jailhouse. On the run, Anna must rely on her own inner strength to protect her sister--and try to find a way to save her family.<br> <br> Written in verse, A Slip of a Girl is a poignant story of adversity, resilience, and self-determination by a master of historical fiction, painting a haunting history of the tensions in the Irish countryside of the early 1890s, and the aftermath of the Great Famine.
"Two-Time Newberry Honor Winner"--Dust jacket.
"Set during the Irish Land Wars (1879-1882) this novel in verse follows Anna Mallon through a series of tragedies as her mother dies, older sibling immigrate to America, and she and her father and sister with special needs are about to be evicted from their farm"-- Provided by publisher.