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Book Title: The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel|
Date of issue: September 10th 2013
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The author of the book: Deborah Hopkinson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 994 KB
Edition: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Read full description of the books The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel:“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
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Read information about the authorI write picture books, nonfiction, and middle grade fiction. I love history and visiting schools to talk to young readers.
Recent awards for picture books include the Jane Addams Peace Association Award for STEAMBOAT SCHOOL and the 2017 Green Earth Book Award for FOLLOW THE MOON HOME.
My nonfiction includes TITANIC: VOICES FROM THE DISASTER, a 2013 Sibert Honor Book and a 2013 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist. COURAGE & DEFIANCE, Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in WWII Denmark is an Orbis Pictus Recommended Book and won the OCTE Spirit Award for Nonfiction and an Oregon Book Award. DIVE! is also an Orbis Pictus Recommended Book.
My historical fiction title, A BANDIT's TALE, was named a Charlotte Huck recommended book. THE GREAT TROUBLE, A MYSTERY OF LONDON, the BLUE DEATH and A BOY CALLED EEL, won an Oregon Spirit Award.
My 2017 books include A LETTER TO MY TEACHER and INDEPENDENCE CAKE as well as a story in GUYS READ: HEROES and VILLAINS.
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