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The great trouble: a mystery of London, the blue death, and a boy called Eel

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"A delightful combination of race-against-the-clock medical mystery and outwit-the-bad-guys adventure." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred Eel has troubles of his own: As an orphan and a "mudlark," he spends his days in the filthy River Thames, searching for bits of things to sell. He's being hunted by Fisheye Bill Tyler, and a nastier man never walked the streets of London. And he's got a secret that costs him four precious shillings a week to keep safe. But even for Eel, things aren't so bad until that fateful August day in 1854--the day the deadly cholera ("blue death") comes to Broad Street. Everyone believes that cholera is spread through poisonous air. But one man, Dr. John Snow, has a different theory. As the epidemic surges, it's up to Eel and his best friend, Florrie, to gather evidence to prove Dr. Snow's theory--before the entire neighborhood is wiped out. "Hopkinson illuminates a pivotal chapter in the history of public health. . . . Accessible . . . and entertaining." -- School Library Journal, Starred "For [readers] who love suspense, drama, and mystery." -- TIME for Kids
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Full title great trouble a mystery of london the blue death and a boy called eel
Author hopkinson deborah
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subject_facet Cholera -- Juvenile fiction, Detective and mystery stories, Juvenile, Epidemics -- Juvenile fiction, Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Juvenile fiction, Historical fiction, Juvenile, London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction, Medical fiction, Juvenile, Orphans -- Juvenile fiction, Snow, John, -- 1813-1858 -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The great trouble : a mystery of London, the blue death, and a boy called Eel
title_full The Great Trouble A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel, The great trouble : a mystery of London, the blue death, and a boy called Eel / Deborah Hopkinson
title_short The great trouble :
title_sub a mystery of London, the blue death, and a boy called Eel
topic_facet Cholera, Detective and mystery stories, Juvenile, Epidemics, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, Juvenile, History, Juvenile Fiction, Medical fiction, Juvenile, Orphans, Snow, John