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Fever 1793 Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Anderson, Laurie Halse

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ISBN: 0689848919     ISBN-13: 9780689848919
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 2002

Annotation: In 1793, the Cook Coffeehouse outside Philadelphia is a haven for those fleeing from the fever sweeping across the mosquito-infested city. Fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook has just lost her childhood playmate to the fever and struggles to keep her family and her family's business alive.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Yellow fever; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia; Fiction.
Epidemics; Fiction.
Survival; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: BL2002001977
Lexile Measure: 580
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 7.50" H x 5.00" W x 0.75" (0.40 lbs) 251 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 42961
Reading Level: 4.4   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 7.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q22163
Reading Level: 7.6   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 13.0
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Publisher Description:
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.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2002 March #1)
PW called this ambitious novel about the yellow fever epidemic that ravaged 18th-century Philadelphia "extremely well researched. However, larger scale views take precedence over the kind of intimate scenes that Anderson crafted so masterfully in Speak." Ages 10-up. (Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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