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Fever 1793

March 1, 2002 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780689848919
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Description

An epidemic of fever sweeps through the streets of 1793 Philadelphia in this novel from Laurie Halse Anderson where "the plot rages like the epidemic itself" (The New York Times Book Review).

During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out.

Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.

About this Author

Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity. She's twice been a National Book Award finalist, for Chains and SpeakChains also received the 2009 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. Laurie was chosen for the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award and received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2023, presented to her by the Crown Princess of Sweden. She lives in Pennsylvania, and you can follow her adventures on X (previously known as Twitter) @HalseAnderson or visit her at MadWomanintheForest.com. 

ISBN: 9780689848919
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 272
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: 2002-03-01

Reviews

School Library Journal starred review Readers will be drawn in by the characters and will emerge with a sharp and graphic picture of another world.

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

VOYA A vivid work, rich with well-drawn characters.

The New York Times Book Review The plot rages like the epidemic itself.

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