Like most school libraries we had a copy of Under the Hawthorn Tree in our classroom. It was one of those books that I loved to curl up with and read. One that I read a few times a year and loved it more even more each time I read it. So when I was asked to review the Irish version I was thrilled. The story is the same as I remember it and one I can freely admit that I still really enjoy. Set during the 1840’s in famine ridden Ireland the story focuses on the lives of three young children who face all kinds of dangers associated with the famine.