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Nory Ryan's Song

Nory Ryan's Song( )
Author: Giff, Patricia Reilly
Read by: Lynch, Susan
ISBN:978-0-8072-6163-7
Publication Date:Sep 2000
Publisher:Random House Audio Publishing Group
Imprint:Listening Library
Book Format:Audio cassette
List Price:USD $22.00
Book Description:

Read by Susan Lynch 3 hours 31 minutes, 3 cassettes Nory Ryan's family has lived in 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...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Family / Siblings
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Europe
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.44 x 7.08 x 1.17 Inches
Book Weight:0.3 Pounds
Author Biography
Giff, Patricia Reilly (Author)
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.

After she graduated from college, she taught in the public schools in New York City until 1960 and then in the public schools in Elmont, New York from 1964 until 1971. She then became a reading consultant before finally, at the age of 40, deciding to write a book. She also worked as an educational consultant for Dell Yearling and Young Yearling Books and as an advisor and instructor to aspiring writers. She is the author of more than 60 children's books, as well as a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers.

Together with her husband, Giff opened "The Dinosaur's Paw," a children's bookstore named after one of her own stories. She is the author of the Polk Street School books. Lily's Crossing, about the homefront during World War II, was named a Newberry Honor Book by the American Library Association as well as an ALA Notable Book for Children. The novel also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor. 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.

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