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The Great Trouble

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

“A delightful combination of race-against-the-clock medical mystery and outwit-the-bad-guys adventure.” Publishers Weekly, Starred

 

Eel has troubles of his own: As an orphan and a “mudlark,” he spends his days in the filthy River Thames, searching for bits of things to sell. He’s being hunted by Fisheye Bill Tyler, and a nastier man never walked the streets of London. And he’s got a secret that costs him four precious shillings a week to keep safe. But even for Eel, things aren’t so bad until that fateful August day in 1854—the day the deadly cholera (“blue death”) comes to Broad Street.

 

Everyone believes that cholera is spread through poisonous air. But one man, Dr. John Snow, has a different theory. As the epidemic surges, it’s up to Eel and his best friend, Florrie, to gather evidence to prove Dr. Snow’s theory—before the entire neighborhood is wiped out.

 

“Hopkinson illuminates a pivotal chapter in the history of public health. . . . Accessible . . . and entertaining.” —School Library Journal, Starred

 

“For [readers] who love suspense, drama, and mystery.” —TIME for Kids

About the Author

DEBORAH HOPKINSON has written more than 40 books for young readers. Her picture books include Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book; Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book and a Junior Library Guild Selection; A Boy Called Dickens; and the ALA Notable Book Apples to Oregon. She is also the author of the middle-grade novel Into the Firestorm: A Novel of San Francisco, 1906. Visit her at DeborahHopkinson.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375848186
Author:
Hopkinson, Deborah
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
historical fiction;london
Subject:
historical fiction;london;cholera
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.51 x 6.38 x 0.91 in 0.82 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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