Megan's Year: An Irish Traveler's Story
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Subject/Category: Gr. 3-5
Year Reviewed:: 2012
Review: The beauty of Ireland is contrasted with the harshness of survival for Megan's family. They are present-day summer "gypsies" who travel in a camper during the summer while Dad struggles to find odd jobs that haven't been taken over by machines. The other seasons are spent back in the city, in school for the five children, while the parents struggle to have enough to provide. A downloadable teacher's guide is available.