Irish Chain

Mass Market Paperback | February 2, 2004

byBarbara Haworth-Attard

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For Rose Dunlea, the war in Germany seems very far away. Rose's enemies are words on the page that refuse to make sense. Devastated at being held back in school, Rose can only turn to her Mam's Irish Chain quilt for comfort. But when even that doesn't help, Rose desperately prays to God that she won't have to go to school any more. The next day, December 6, 1917, two ships explode in Halifax's harbour, resulting in the greatest human tragedy Canada has ever seen -- and Rose is sure it is her fault. Grief-stricken, she finds courage and inner strength from heroic stories stitiched into her great-grandmother's quilt, and begins to piece her own life back together. Ages 8-12.

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For Rose Dunlea, the war in Germany seems very far away. Rose's enemies are words on the page that refuse to make sense. Devastated at being held back in school, Rose can only turn to her Mam's Irish Chain quilt for comfort. But when even that doesn't help, Rose desperately prays to God that she won't have to go to school any more. The...

Barbara Haworth-Attard is the acclaimed author of eight other children's books, including her most recent, Theories of Relativity, and Flying Geese, which was nominated for the Silver Birch Award and the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award. Barbara's other books include Love-Lies-Bleeding, Dark of the Moon and TruthSinger. She lives w...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:February 2, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006392164

ISBN - 13:9780006392163

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good This book was about Rose Dunlea and her family during the Halifax Explosion. They face many hardships and the author is able to capture their despair perfectly. This book was quite amazing and was a good representation of what people went through after the explosion. All in all, this was an amazing book and i would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good historical fiction.
Date published: 2008-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a wonderful story I read this book and found that it is very interesting and heroic. The things Rose Dunlea faces and the things that happen to her in this extrodinary tale about what happened in the halifax explosion. This story is both couragous and truly heart-warming.
Date published: 2005-06-08