Synopses & Reviews
"This deeply moving work quietly and effectively underscores the drama and pathos of a little-known historical episode. In 1847 the Choctaw, themselves impoverished, raised $170 (the equivalent of more than $5ooo today) to aid the Irish, then in the throes of the great potato famine."-Publishers Weekly, Starred ReviewÄ¢ Endorsed by the Choctaw Nation.Ä¢ A Smithsonian Notable Book for Children, 1998.Ä¢ Children's Books of Ireland BISTO Book of the Year Merit Award, 1999.
About the Author
GARY WHITEDEER is and award-winning artist and historic preservationist who has been featured on TBS's The Native Americans and National Geographic's When Ireland Starved. He lives in Ada, Oklahoma with his family, who served as models for the characters in the story.
MARIE-LOUISE FITZPATRICK is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Reading Association of Ireland Children's Book Award, and the Irish Children's Book Trust "Book of the Decade Award." She lives in Dublin, Ireland.