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From Pictures to Words - a guide to choosing books for beginner readers: Rhyme


The Fight for Plover Hill by Eilís Dillon
Published by The O’Brien Press Ltd., 2001
ISBN 0-86278-709-2

A family adventure story, The Flight for Plover Hill is a Red Flag Reader from O’Brien Press and is suitable children’s fiction for children aged 8 and over.

Old Dan Flaherty refuses to leave his farm on Plover Hill even when it is surrounded by water and it becomes an island. He has lived there all his life – as had his father and his grandfather. With the help of his grandson John, he is determined to save the farm and its four-legged inhabitants from greedy property developers.

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