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

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Pub. Date:
2013.
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IL: MG - BL: 4.6 - AR Pts: 7
Lexile measure:
660L
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"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 Great Trouble begins. Mr. Griggs, the tailor, is the first to get sick, and soon it's clear that the deadly cholera the ""blue death"" has come 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 Snow's theory before the entire neighborhood is wiped out. Part medical mystery, part survival story, and part Dickensian adventure, Deborah Hopkinson's The Great Trouble is a celebration of a fascinating pioneer in public health and a gripping novel about the 1854 London cholera epidemic. Backmatter includes an author's note, time line, and further reading suggestions. "
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9780375848186
9780375948183
9780804123624
037594818
9780449818190
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MG
Level 4.6, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
660L
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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