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Black Potatoes

(2001)
The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
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In 1845, a disaster struck Ireland. Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people.

Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again. These years are known today as the Great Irish Famine, a time when one million people died from starvation and disease and two million more fled their homeland.

Black Potatoes is the compelling story of men, women, and children who defied landlords and searched empty fields for scraps of harvested vegetables and edible weeds to eat, who walked several miles each day to hard-labor jobs for meager wages and to reach soup kitchens, and who committed crimes just to be sent to jail, where they were assured of a meal. It"s the story of children and adults who suffered from starvation, disease, and the loss of family and friends, as well as those who died. Illustrated with black and white engravings, it"s also the story of the heroes among the Irish people and how they held on to hope.

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Hardback Editions

September 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
Author(s): Susan Campbell Bartoletti
ISBN: 1-4395-5202-9 / 978-1-4395-5202-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-09-18
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May 2005 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
Author(s): Susan Campbell Bartoletti
ISBN: 0-7569-5081-3 / 978-0-7569-5081-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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May 2005 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
Author(s): Susan Campbell Bartoletti
ISBN: 1-4177-1788-2 / 978-1-4177-1788-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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May 2005 : USA Turtleback
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Title: Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
Author(s): Susan Campbell Bartoletti
ISBN: 0-606-33651-6 / 978-0-606-33651-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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October 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
Author(s): Susan Campbell Bartoletti
ISBN: 0-618-00271-5 / 978-0-618-00271-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
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Paperback Editions

May 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
Author(s): Susan Campbell Bartoletti
ISBN: 0-618-54883-1 / 978-0-618-54883-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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Audio Editions

October 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
Author(s): Susan Campbell Bartoletti
ISBN: 1-5318-8103-3 / 978-1-5318-8103-0
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
Author(s): Susan Campbell Bartoletti
ISBN: 1-4558-5703-3 / 978-1-4558-5703-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
Author(s): Susan Campbell Bartoletti
ISBN: 1-4558-5797-1 / 978-1-4558-5797-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
Author(s): Susan Campbell Bartoletti
ISBN: 1-4558-5891-9 / 978-1-4558-5891-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
Author(s): Susan Campbell Bartoletti
ISBN: 1-4558-5985-0 / 978-1-4558-5985-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
Author(s): Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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