Thursday, May 21, 2009
Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd
New York : David Fickling, 2008
Fergus knows if he is caught, there will be big trouble. But he also knows they need the money to live. So he and his uncle are in the bogs before daybreak cutting peat. He can not know how his life is about to change. As he is digging, he discovers her -- a young girl preserved in the bog. Can she possibly be from the Iron Age of years ago? When the archaeologist from Dublin arrives to take over the investigation, Fergus learns much about his own life as well as the little mummy he names Mel. Set against the theme of the 1980s hunger strikes, readers will also learn about the troubled times Ireland.