Megan's Year: An Irish Traveler's Story

Megan s Year An Irish Traveler s Story Megan spends her summers traveling around the Irish countryside with her family They move from place to place hauling their camper heind their old car But they aren t on vacation This is their way of

  • Title: Megan's Year: An Irish Traveler's Story
  • Author: Gloria Whelan Beth Peck
  • ISBN: 9781585364497
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Megan spends her summers traveling around the Irish countryside with her family They move from place to place, hauling their camper heind their old car But they aren t on vacation This is their way of life Megan and her family are Travelers.

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    1. Megan’s family belongs to the Irish Travelers, descended from the tinkers of long ago. She spends summers traveling with them from town to town, enjoying days outdoors and sleeping in their caravan at night, as her father seeks odd jobs and farm work. Winters are spent crammed into government housing in Dublin, where she attends school and where they is a “building where you ride an elevator to an office and they give you money for food.” Her parents have different preferences on their lif [...]

    2. This book is a good example for students to see the possible life of a family who must travel in order to get money. With every place the families stops, the father is set to new work and the children help along. It is great for early readers to get an understanding of the concept of poverty and another possibility of life for someone who struggles with it. Being set in Ireland, it provides an example of poverty in another place in the world to build the concept of poverty.

    3. This book tells the story of a modern Roma family in Ireland. This book would make a nice addition to a collection of books for the classroom about families, diversity, lifestyle, poverty, and/or tolerance.

    4. Ten-year-old Megan Brady describes how her family, part of a group of individuals descended from tinkers, makes a living. Since they spend their summers moving from place to place in search of work, these Irish Travelers face uncertain financial situations and the pressure to find employment even while many of the jobs they typically do are being performed more and more by machines. Unlike her brothers and mother, Megan loves traveling. It is the winter months when the family returns to Dublin s [...]

    5. I learned so much by reading this story. It was well written and had wonderful illustrations that depicted the hardness of this life as a Tinker or Traveler. Told through the eyes of a 10 year old girl, Megan, children will enjoy reading about her life. They will be able to relate to her joys of swimming in the cool water in summer, going to school and daydreaming about summer. But they will also learn that there are some how do not have the same life as they do, and that is okay. That everyone [...]

    6. Sweeping broad brush paintings add a pretty but unfinished element to this picture book that introduces readers to a migrant community they may not know about, I didn't. Intertwined in the text are a set of economics lessons related to jobs, child schooling, scarcity, and social safety nets. Could be used with grades K-5 in lessons related to nomadic peoples, Ireland, or family lifestyles. Unique and informative but I think its only for people interested in the subject.

    7. Interesting, well-told story about a year in the life of a girl from a traveller family, a sub-culture of Irish who go from place to place working at odd jobs.

    8. We are using this as part of our geography studies. It was a good little book. I wish it told a little more about the history of Irish Travellers, but for what it was, it was good.

    9. I love this book because it covers so many different topics. The unique story of the Irish Travelers shows children diverse family structures and different cultures. The idea of traveling to find work is something most students typically wouldn't understand or recognize. This story helps make the concept easier to understand.

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