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Fever, 1793

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Book - 2000 Teen Book / Fiction / Historical / Anderson, Laurie Halse 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.7 out of 5

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Call Number: Teen Book / Fiction / Historical / Anderson, Laurie Halse
On Shelf At: Malletts Creek Branch

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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.


Matilda Cook submitted by baifamily2 on June 20, 2011, 7:15pm I think that Matilda Cook is a very strong character that survived through the horrible beast of Yellow Fever. Matilda is sad, but strong. This is a great book, and I recommend it.

Great book submitted by ColeenT on July 15, 2011, 1:47pm i loved it. A wonderful book

Fever submitted by sauerr on August 7, 2011, 12:16pm The plot and characters are enticing. The reading level is relatively simple, but the content is precious. Anderson's voice and style remind me of Avi.

Fever submitted by leehannah on June 17, 2012, 7:10pm After reading this book, I have to say that I really did start to take care of my body a LOT more than I did before. It kind of freaked me out that the nursery rhyme was actually sad, and we are laughing when we did it. Now, I'm really scared that something like this will happen in our life time, even though we're high tech.

Great! submitted by alumeng.ajl on July 4, 2012, 9:19am I got this book for my birthday. This book was really good, and it inspired me to find out more about the yellow fever epidemic.

Fever submitted by Smiles on July 12, 2012, 4:07pm This book is really good. I admire Matilda for being such of a strong person--she survived Yellow Fever. Fever really freaked me out and it was a little scary how deadly some diseases are. I have to admit I started really paying attention to germs and hand sanitizer after reading this.

Good submitted by 04foremanh on July 16, 2012, 3:46pm Well written with good characters

Great Book submitted by Nicole Auerbach on July 30, 2012, 3:34pm I read this book a while ago and I can remember liking it a lot. Relatively short, but there was a lot of death that was really in-depth, but was somehow skipped over a lot. I'm just glad I wasn't alive then.

good submitted by watermelon on June 23, 2013, 7:44pm good book, you learn what life was like in yellow fever stricken philadelphia at the time of george washington. quite different from life here nowadays

OK submitted by Franklin123 on July 13, 2013, 6:17pm OKAY BOOK FOR READING

school submitted by steph10 on July 31, 2014, 2:58pm I had to read two books about the Early American time period, and this was one of the books I chose. I absolutely love it because I like realistic fiction and history, and this was both. It is a great book and educational!

good submitted by sariw on June 20, 2019, 7:45pm I learned a lot from this book, it was highly educating and a good read overall. It inspired me to research more about Yellow fever. I admire Matilda for her bravery and persistence for surviving it.

Fever submitted by c_zhang on June 28, 2019, 12:22am This book was educational, but still a good and engaging story.

Fever, 1793 submitted by Varshini on July 30, 2019, 2:06am This is really great for elementary school kids. This is an amazing historical fiction book. Good writing and a compelling story. 5/5 stars.

Decent submitted by sydcha on August 4, 2019, 8:50pm This book, while slightly disturbing, is a good read. I’d recommend it for people who aren’t squeamish.

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New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2000.
Year Published: 2000
Description: 251 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

Lexile: 580

0689848919 :
0689838581 :

Yellow fever -- Philadelphia -- Fiction.
Epidemics -- Fiction.
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc. -- Fiction.
Pennsylvania -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Fiction.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Fiction.