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Fever 1793 (Thorndike Press Large Print Young Adult Series)
Fever 1793 - Thorndike Press Large Print Young Adult Series
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
From Fever 1793 "Where's Polly?" I asked as I dropped the bucket down the well. "Did you pass by the blacksmith's? "I spoke with her mother, with Mistress Logan," Mother answered softly, looking at her neat rows of carrots. "And?" I waved a mosquito away from my face. "It happened quickly. Polly sewed by candlelight after di...  more » August 1793. Fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook is ambitious, adventurous, and sick to death of listening to her mother. Mattie has plans of her own. She wants to turn the Cook Coffeehouse into the finest business in Philadelphia, the capital of the new United States. But the waterfront is abuzz with reports of disease. "Fever" spreads from the docks and creeps toward Mattie's home, threatening everything she holds dear. As the cemeteries fill with fever victims, fear turns to panic, and thousands flee the city. Then tragedy strikes the coffeehouse, and Mattie is trapped in a living nightmare. Suddenly, her struggle to build a better life must give way to something even more important -- the fight to stay alive.
ISBN-13: 9780786234080
ISBN-10: 0786234083
Publication Date: 6/2001
Pages: 304
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Thorndike Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
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