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2003 Award
Katie's Wish
( by Barbara Shook Hazen/illus. by Emily Arnold McCu, Dial $15.99 Score: ) Katie is so sick of potatoes she wishes they would disappear. Soon after that the potatoes rot and sickness sweeps through Ireland. Young Katie is reunited with her Da in Boston, but cannot shake the guilt she feels for her terrible wish. A beautifully crafted picturebook that introduces the Irish famine through a child's moving story. 610.

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