It S Late Summer 1793, And The Streets Of Philadelphia Are Abuzz With Mosquitoes And Rumors Of Fever Down Near The Docks, Many Have Taken Ill, And The Fatalities Are Mounting Now They Include Polly, The Serving Girl At The Cook Coffeehouse But Fourteen Year Old Mattie Cook Doesn T Get A Moment To Mourn The Passing Of Her Childhood Playmate New Customers Have Overrun Her Family S Coffee Shop, Located Far From The Mosquito Infested River, And Mattie S Concerns Of Fever Are All But Overshadowed By Dreams Of Growing Her Family S Small Business Into A Thriving Enterprise But When The Fever Begins To Strike Closer To Home, Mattie S Struggle To Build A New Life Must Give Way To A New Fight The Fight To Stay Alive.
bio stuff Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists.Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives outside Philadelphia You can follow her adventures on Twitter,
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- Fever 1793
- Laurie Halse Anderson
- 19 May 2017 Laurie Halse Anderson