Hunger a tale of courage is set in western ireland during the irish potato famine of 1846 a time when a potato blight ruined the main source of food for irish families hundreds of thousands of people died of starvation and disease during this terrible time. Gr 4 6 a sad weighty tale about young people experiencing hunger firsthand and the sorrow that accompanies loss lorraine 12 is the child of a tenant farmer in county galway ireland in 1846 at the height of the potato famine. Get this from a library hunger a tale of courage donna jo napoli in the autumn of 1846 in ireland twelve year old lorraine and her family struggle to survive during the irish potato famine but when lorraine meets miss susannah the daugher of the wealthy english . Hunger a tale of courage by donna jo napoli march 29 2018 fiction march 2018 famines fiction friendship historical fiction ireland survival njbiblio hunger a tale of courage by donna jo napoli. Book review hunger a tale of courage by donna jo napoli through the eyes of twelve year old lorraine this haunting novel from the award winning author of hidden and hush gives insight and understanding into a little known part of history the irish potato famine
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