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Fever, 1793

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0689838581 9780689838583 0689848919 : 9780689848919
OCLC Number: 44089242
Notes: "Book design by Steve Scott ; Manufactured in the United States of America"--t.p. verso.
Awards: Lifetime Achievement in Literature for Young Readers, ALA.
Target Audience: Young Adult; 580
Description: 251 p. ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Responsibility: Laurie Halse Anderson.
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In 1793 the Cook Coffeehouse outside of Philadelphia is a haven for those fleeing from the fever sweeping across the mosquito-infested city. Fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook loses her childhood playmate  Read more...

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"The New York Times Book Review" A gripping story about living morally under the shadow of rampant death.

 
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Good Choice for Historical Fiction

by dberthelsen (WorldCat user published 2007-11-27) Excellent Permalink
Fever, 1793, is one of those magnificent books where the reader is swept up into a fictional character's life and it feels so real you can imagine yourself walking through the streets of Philadelphia. The characters are well-defined, especially fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook, the strong female protagonist....
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A nice addition to any library

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-08-24) Good Permalink

Well written story about one girl's "growing up" during the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia.  The quotes at the beginning of each chapter are worth further research.  The book may have more appeal to girls as the main character is a girl.  There is also a romantic interest that...
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