Small Beauties: The Journey of Darcy Heart O'Hara - eBook  -     By: Elvira Woodruff
    Illustrated By: Adam Rex
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Small Beauties: The Journey of Darcy Heart O'Hara - eBook

Illustrated By: Adam Rex
Knopf Books for Young Readers / 2014 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9780307546708
ISBN-13: 9780307546708
Ages: 6-9

Publisher's Description

"One day this child shall hold the very heart of our family in the palm of her hand," predicts Granny on the day Darcy Heart O'Hara is born in a cottage on Derry Lane, in the town of Pobble O'Keefe, in County Kerry, Ireland.

Darcy grows up to be a noticer, delighting in the small beauties all around her: a dew-covered spider web, castles in the clouds, a shiny wooden rosary bead. Life is simple but sweet in Pobble O'Keefe, with her family gathered round the hearth in the evenings while Granddad's voice fills the small room with stories. But in 1845, a blight strikes the land, the potatoes turn rotten, and Darcy and her family must leave Ireland forever. How will Darcy ever find a way to to bring the small beauties of home across the sea to America? Elvira Woodruff's story of emigration, heartbreak, and hope is vividly illustrated with the warm, evocative oil paintings of Adam Rex.

Author Bio

Elvira Woodruff has written more than twenty picture books and novels for young readers, including Dear Levi: Letters from the Overland Trail,Dear Austin: Leters from the Underground Railroad,The Ghost of Lizard Light, and The Memory Coat, illustrated by Michael Dooling. The author lives in Martins Creek, PA.

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