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.
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
- 21 October 2019 Laurie Halse Anderson