Sean and Annie have one chance to escape the potato famine in Ireland, and after surviving a shipwreck they land safely in America in search for their father. But their new land is one of hardship and they live in poverty on the streets of Boston. However, their adventure is just beginning. After living aboard a steamboat they then join pioneers traveling across the prairies. Their music and dancing bring joy to all they meet, but their family "torc"—a golden necklace—brings both blessings and curses, and thieves prowl to get hold of it. Annie and Sean must protect their torc as they search for their father: their family’s survival depends on it.
About the Author
Michael Morpurgo has been awarded the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award, the Circle of Gold Award, and the Children’s Book Award for his children's fiction. His books include Animal Stories, Beowulf, Out of the Ashes, Private Peaceful, and War Horse.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is really good but also sad. My teacher read it to my class and we all loved it!