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Megan's Year

An Irish Traveler's Story

Megan's Year( )
Author: Whelan, Gloria
Illustrator: Peck, Beth
Series title:Tales of the World Ser.
ISBN:978-1-58536-449-7
Publication Date:Jan 2011
Publisher:Sleeping Bear Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $19.95
Book Description:

Through the voice of a young girl, the life of the people known as Irish Travelers is explored. Megan spends her summers traveling around the Irish countryside with her family. They move from place to place, hauling their camper behind their old car. But they aren't on vacation. This is their way of life. Megan and her family are Travelers. As part of their summer life, Megan's father works odd jobs, from fieldwork to roofing houses. Despite the rough living, Megan loves her life and...
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Book Details
Pages:32
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Europe
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):23.8 x 28.575 x 0.762 cm
Book Weight:0.432 Kilograms
Author Biography
Whelan, Gloria (Author)
Gloria Whelan was born on November 23, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan. She took a strong interest in reading early in life when she was bedridden for a year with rheumatic fever. She dictated stories to her sister who would then type them. She then went on to writing poetry and later editing her high school newspaper. She attended the University of Michigan and earned her B.S.degree and M.S.W. degree. She began working as a social worker in Minneapolis and Detroit. She soon became tired of Detroit's hectic pace and moved to a cabin in northern Michigan.This peace was disrupted by an oil company 's desire to drill on her property. Because she did not own the mineral rights, the drilling proceeded. This experience inspired Gloria Whelan to write her children's novel, A Clearing in the Forest in 1978, which was about a boy working on an oilrig. Gloria Whelan has written several works of fiction for children and adults, many set in rural Michigan. She has also written stories set in exotic places like China and India. She won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature in 2000 for Homeless Bird - the story of a young woman in India abandoned by her mother-in-law.



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