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In the foreground of this story is 16-year-old Mattie Cook, whose mother and grandfather own a popular coffee house on High Street. Mattie's comfortable and interesting life is shattered by the epidemic, as her mother is felled and the girl and her grandfather must flee for their lives. Later, after much hardship and terror, they return to the deserted town to find their former cook, a freed slave, working with the African Free Society, an actual group who undertook to visit and assist the sick and saved many lives. As first frost arrives and the epidemic ends, Mattie's sufferings have changed her from a willful child to a strong, capable young woman able to manage her family's business on her own. (Ages 12 and older) --Patty Campbell --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book was good and I liked it a lot but there were times it kreeped me out.
Laurie Halse Anderson did an amazing job researching this historical fiction about the Yellow Fever outbreak that plagued Philadelphia in the summer of 1793.
I recommend it to everyone who likes historical fiction or a good book to read!
I hated the first part of this book but over time I liked it more and more. Very good ending.Published 9 days ago by kick it mama
Many years ago I took my now adult kids out of public school to home-school them. This book was one of the first I bought to add to their reading library when I was looking for... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Ruth
It gave nice detail, and there was probably only three times in the entire book that didn't understand almost instantly.
¡I LOVE IT!
An interesting period in American history. I felt transported to that time and could feel the oppressive heat, feel the fear of contracting the illness. Read morePublished 13 days ago by C. Smiley
the fever of 1793 is a WONDERFUl historical ficition book im in 7th grade and i injoyed this book so much, and im the kind of girl who isnt a big reader but this book grabed my... Read morePublished 15 days ago by sydney prichard
Historical fiction is my favorite genre. When I heard that my son would be reading this with his 8th grade class, I knew I needed to join him. So glad I did.Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
A great piece of historical fiction. We live in Philadelphia and I am sad to say that I knew nothing about the yellow fever. Read morePublished 20 days ago by M. Strong
Easy read. Interesting content. Great story! I purchased this book yesterday afternoon; finished it this morning. Ill be checking out the author's other works. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Kathryn Shibelski