Fever 1793



From Fever 1793Where S Polly I Asked As I Dropped The Bucket Down The Well Did You Pass By The Blacksmith S I Spoke With Her Mother, With Mistress Logan, Mother Answered Softly, Looking At Her Neat Rows Of Carrots And I Waved A Mosquito Away From My Face It Happened Quickly Polly Sewed By Candlelight After Dinner Her Mother Repeated That Over And Over, She Sewed By Candlelight After Dinner And Then She Collapsed I Released The Handle And The Bucket Splashed, A Distant Sound Matilda, Polly S DeadAugust 1793 Fourteen Year Old Mattie Cook Is Ambitious, Adventurous, And Sick To Death Of Listening To Her Mother Mattie Has Plans Of Her Own She Wants To Turn The Cook Coffeehouse Into The Finest Business In Philadelphia, The Capital Of The New United States But The Waterfront Is Abuzz With Reports Of Disease Fever Spreads From The Docks And Creeps Toward Mattie S Home, Threatening Everything She Holds Dear As The Cemeteries Fill With Fever Victims, Fear Turns To Panic, And Thousands Flee The City Then Tragedy Strikes The Coffeehouse, And Mattie Is Trapped In A Living Nightmare Suddenly, Her Struggle To Build A Better Life Must Give Way To Something Even Important The Fight To Stay Alive.Fever 1793

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,

[Epub] ❧ Fever 1793 ➛ Laurie Halse Anderson – E17streets4all.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 252 pages
  • Fever 1793
  • Laurie Halse Anderson
  • English
  • 05 January 2017
  • 9780439355254

10 thoughts on “Fever 1793

  1. says:

    Many years ago I took my now adult kids out of public school to home school them, and this was one of the first books I bought to add to their reading curriculum and library when I was looking for entertaining ways to teach history Well, guess what We all loved this book I ve thought about it often through the years and now I think it s time for a re read It s thought provoking in a way younger readers can understand, and older readers can appreciate BlurbIt 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 in...

  2. says:

    This is a great little YA book that delves into the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793 in Philadelphia Mattie s gumption and drive see her through some horrific experiences, as she becomes an adult and has to survive on her own in the city of bro...

  3. says:

    In 1793, Philadelphia, PA was the largest city in the established colonies The city streets, called alleys at the time, were laid out in a grid pattern as many modern cities are laid out today Located on the Delaware River made it an ideal spot for accessibility and trade Markets, banks, coffeehouses, a university and the State House made it a desirable, modern city of its time The central location was one of the reasons the Constitutional Convention was called to order in Philadelphia during a very hot summer six years earlier Despite its modernism imagine dirt roads, outhouses, animal droppings in the streets, and trash that was put out at night for rats to scamper through as disposal Therefore, your daily life consisted of swapping away flies and mosquitos not to mention the smells around Personal hygiene did not consist of baths or showers and doctors had opinions, perhaps a few remedies, but no modern medicines at hand Bleeding was the favored method of some of the doctors around to get rid of the sickness He s the best physician that knows the worthlessness of most Medicines ...

  4. says:

    Fever 1793 is based on the actual yellow fever epidemic that hit Philadelphia and wiped out some five thousand people One of those people affected by the fever is Mattie Cook Mattie s mother and grandfather own a coffeehouse in Philadelphia and that is where Mattie spends most of her days.She has plans of her own for the coffeehouse someday and often day dreams of what it would be like when she ran the establishment Mattie s day dreams are shattered when the epidemic hits.Mattie s mother falls ill with yellow fever and Mattie and her grandfather flee the city to take refuge in the country.As they never make it to their destination, uncontrollable hardships fall on Mattie and her grandfather When Mattie finally returns to the city she finds it deserted and the coffeehouse ransacked.Mattie tries to find the courage to manage her life a...

  5. says:

    Fever 1793 is a standalone, young readers novel written by Laurie Halse Anderson Although it falls in the genre of historical fiction, this story is based on a very real event in history If interested, you can learn about the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 by clicking HERE.As a reader and a parent who supports academic success, I can acknowledge the benefits of educating youth via literature Even I learned a lot from reading this book But how much are they learning if they are trudging through every chapter Fever 1793 was one of the titles required for my son s summer reading He wasn t happy about not getting a choice about what he is reading this summer and he was even less happy about having a number of extensive assignments for each book But he had the best attitude a sixth grader trying to enjoy his summer can be expected to have and he did what he needed to do But his opinion It wasn t only him though I personally asked the opinions of several of his friends and all of them hated this book as well note hate is their word, not mine After reading this book myself, I can see where they are coming from It s not a pretty thought that an epidemic of this horror can exist, and the thought that one could affect our super sanitiz...

  6. says:

    Fever 1793 is one of the rare children s novels that I will recommend to adults to read As a middle school English teacher, reading children s and young adult fiction is part of the job Often it is enjoyable, and often I am annoyed because I would rather be reading something else Usually, after a spree of YA literature I must read Faulkner or a chapter from Ulysses to come out even YA books are often formulaic The formula includes a protagonist that is generally angst ridden, complaining about mom and or dad and nervous about how they act in front of their crush They develop a newfound respect for a character in the story who is either old or diseased This character shows unbelievable strength and teaches profound morals And then this character dies I have been told YA books are filled with misery because it is what kids are interested in I guess children are not much different than adults in that regard Back to Fever, though It is about Mattie Cook, who is initially unhappy with her mom, but learns to love her when she might lose her She might lose her because the story takes plac...

  7. says:

    When I first found out that I had to read this book, I was not excited about it, because usually school books are boring and have no interest for me in it When I first started to read this book I thought here we go again another boring book, why are doing this to me I got into the book as time went by, and wound up actually liking it This book had become interesting and it was like no other book that I had read before, which was a good thing In the next few paragraphs, I will tell you why I liked this book My first reason for why I like this book is because, it takes you to a certain time in history when things weren t so great for our society When you read this book it does at first seem like this another old boring school book, but then you get into it and realize that it is actually interesting In the book the author tells you about how malaria took over everyones life No one was safe from it whether you were rich or the poorest of the poor, you had a chance of getting infected At the same time this movie wasn t just about a diseases that was spreading it was also about family This girl and her grandfather had to leave her mother behind because she was infected with malaria On their way to their destination, they became closer because they had no choice but to survive on their own So n...

  8. says:

    If I m honest my expectations were really low for this book I m not in the right age range, didn t know anything about this author, and until recently didn t know what made the year 1793 special until I mistyped in a Google search looking up an answer for my mom The reason I decided to place a hold for this book was to learn a bit about the worst epidemic that has hit the U.S., but knew I didn t have time to read a big non fiction book.The main character of this story, Mattie, is an obedient, hard working, and resilient 14 year old teen She runs errands at market, often disagrees with her mother, and dislikes fancy dress up tea parties Her dream is to one day make her family s coffeehouse even successful and travel to Paris One day, Polly, their servant girl does not show up for work Stricken sick with a fever that people first called the grippe In the next few days things change very quickly for this family and other Philadelphia residents There are many theories about how Yellow Fever got to Philadelphia that were wondered about since the early 1900s, until it was discovered that mosquitos carried the disease Back then medicine and knowledge of best practices for patients wasn t at it s highest level but we get a look at what it was like as a doctor and patient It s scary to see how everyone acted, both bad and good, to an epidemic to the colonies This story had heart break, budding romance, fear, happiness, and...

  9. says:

    First a small ramble.When I was at school I always thought What do I want to learn history for, it s boring, where will it get me and what help will it be. Just imagine if everyone had the same outlook, we would lose so much knowledge Thankfully now I m an old withered up Mother I can appreciate our past a lot better Life was a battle, and Mother a tired and bitter captain This story really punched me in the heart with its sorrow And what really makes it hit home, is the fact that in thi...

  10. says:

    A delicious and addictive book about a young teen forced to become an adult overnight when she is left alone during the yellow fever outbreak in the 1700s Her mother is missing, and grandfather gets taken away from her also The author researched this very well, and the book is accurate in it s details Although the book is very sad, there is a lot of heart warming moments, and you learn to appreciate the way humans react in ...

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