Maggie's Door by Patricia Reilly Giff

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We will dance on the cliffs of Brooklyn.

Maggie’s Door
is the story of the journey from Ireland to America told by both Nory and her neighbor and friend Sean Red Mallon, two different stories with the same destination—the home of Nory’s sister Maggie, at 416 Smith Street, Brooklyn, America.

Patricia Reilly Giff calls upon her long research into Irish history and her great powers as a storyteller in this deeply involving, riveting stand-alone companion novel to Nory Ryan’s Song.


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About Patricia Reilly Giff

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PATRICIA REILLY GIFF is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Kids of the Polk Street School books. Her novels for older readers include the Newbery Honor books Lily's Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods, and Willow Run, a companion to Lily's Crossing. Her most recent books are the novels R My Name Is Rachel, Storyteller, and Wild Girl, and the Zigzag titles, Number One Kid, Big Whopper, Flying Feet, and Star Time.
 
Published September 9, 2003 by Wendy Lamb Books. 176 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Nory Ryan is the last of her family to leave 1840s famine-tortured Ireland to join her sister Maggie in Brooklyn.

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Beginning where Nory Ryan's Song left off, this harrowing survival tale follows the journeys of Nory and her friend Sean. Alternate chapters tell two separate

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Beginning where Nory Ryan's Song left off, this harrowing survival tale follows the journeys of Nory and her friend Sean.

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Listeners can now hear what became of Nory, star of Nory Ryan's Song, in Patricia Reilly Giff's follow-up to that book, Maggie's Door, skillfully performed by Irish actress Fionnula Flanagan.

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In her richly suspenseful second novel, Ms Giff travels back in time to a crucial moment in the history of the massive exodus from Ireland to the promised land: America, i.e.

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It is the pre-quel to MAGGIE'S DOOR and while it is not necessary to read the titles in order, it will give readers an even deeper understanding of the material.

Sep 09 2003 | Read Full Review of Maggie's Door

The Copperfield Review

If you’re going to give this book to your children to read for themselves I would recommend this as a fifth or sixth grade level book, though my 7th grader read it and then he read Nory Ryan’s Song because he loved Maggie’s Door so much.

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