Monday, November 14, 2011

Fever 1793

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Fever 1793. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. Print.

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Annotation: Mattie Cook, a young resident of Philadelphia in 1793, struggles to survive during the Yellow Fever epidemic that ravaged the city.

Book talk: In 1793, a Yellow Fever epidemic swept across Philadelphia, killing thousands. Fourteen year old Mattie Cook, who lives above the coffeehouse her mother and grandfather own, is just one of the victims of this terrible plague. She travels with her grandfather in hopes to leave the city and the fever, but is instead struck by the virus and fights to stay alive…but that’s only the beginning of Mattie’s problems.

ISBN: 0689838581

Subject Headings: Yellow fever-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia – Fiction, Epidemics – Fiction, Pennsylvania-History-1775-1865 – Fiction

1 comment:

  1. My 3rd grade teacher read this to my class, and I loved it! It ws an interesting way to learn about some American History!